Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, also know as Manual Lymph Drainage or MLD aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system by increasing the volume of fluid moved by up to 6 times! Manual Lymph Drainage® promotes healthy connective tissue, enhances the body's immune response, relieves pain, and sedates the sympathetic nervous system. It is specifically indicated to support detoxification and healing for Lyme Disease, and auto-immune diseases including fibromyalgia, lupus, chronic fatigue, allergies, eczema
Many people use this treatment as a jumpstart to their holistic healing or to integrate during any cleansing or detoxification program. Proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to your body’s ability to detoxify, nourish and regenerate tissue and maintain a healthy immune system.
*Initial DeTox must be your first session - includes intake, consult/education on how your lymph system works and preventative self-care.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, also know as Manual Lymph Drainage or MLD aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. Manual Lymph Drainage® promotes healthy connective tissue, enhances the body's immune response, relieves pain, and sedates the sympathetic nervous system. MLD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury and surgery, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness. It is specifically indicated as safe for post oncology treatments where lymph nodes have been removed, and for management or prevention of lymphedema. It helps to speed up recovery time, decrease swelling & bruising, prevent infection, alleviate pain, and minimize scarring & tissue hardening.
Begin receiving lymphatic massages as early as 4 days after some surgeries. Subsequent sessions are best spaced closely at first, every 2-4 days, gradually increasing to 7-10 days from each other. For best results (post-surgery) a minimum of 3 sessions is recommended.
Lymphatic massage is a light, rhythmic, manual therapy that uses a specific stretch-and-release skin technique. Clients become very relaxed during their treatments, feeling a sense of calm and relaxation - even when very tender from surgical procedures.
Your first visit includes up to 20 minutes, in addition to the time on the table, for lymph system education, intake and assessment, consultation and self-care techniques.
*For cosmetic surgery patients: beginning in 2023 I will no longer be accepting new elective lipo or BBL cosmetic surgery clients.
Client-centered sessions are individually tailored to meet your needs. After a thorough intake and consultation, I will draw from my knowledge of Swedish, deep tissue massage, NMT and many other styles of bodywork to create a session that meets the goals we have established. Your preferences, your health history, and your current state of mind will all be important factors in the design of your session. I will encourage your feedback and share my observations at the end of each session.
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Often, Deep Tissue Massage will be combined with other types of bodywork. Deep Tissue Massage aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. It is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you stay relaxed, take conscious breaths and don't get beyond the border of therapeutic comfort. Keep in mind that while mild soreness can occur after the treatment, pain is never the goal or the intention. Plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that can be released from the deep tissue during the session.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Neuromuscular therapy is a comprehensive system of techniques for acute and chronic pain syndromes which uses specific massage therapy, flexibility stretching, and home care to help bring about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, eliminating the causes of most neuromuscular pain patterns. NMT enhances the function of joints, muscles and biomechanics (movement) and it accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins, the body's own natural pain killers.
Pregnancy Massage is designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. Lymphatic Drainage and/or Foot Reflexology may be included where appropriate. Special supports are used to safely position the pregnant client on her side, or reclining, to ensure optimum comfort and health for mother and baby. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.