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Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, strengthened resistance to illness. I am a Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist from Klose Trainings and use the Vodder method. I address people at risk or who have minimal lymphedema, including breast cancer patients, chronic vein insufficiency patients, and others.
Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is beneficial to their health. I focus my attention on creating a comfort-oriented session with special attention to using the correct light pressure and to using the most comfortable position for you.
Grief massage is a unique way to help alleviate some of the physical discomfort associated with early bereavement. It provides a moment to be fully cocooned in an experience of safe, slow and gentle touch. Grief massage provides a respite and strength for the body amid the overwhelming emotional, mental and spiritual pain of loss. Grief hurts physically and often includes an aching body with sore shoulders, crippling headaches, and a painfully clenched jaw. Grief also brings a sense of sadness, despair, and hopelessness. While the slow and gentle work of grief massage does not necessarily alleviate those symptoms, clients generally leave feeling more physically relaxed, less anxious, and less depressed. Grief massage is a healing way of honoring the experience of loss even as one honors those that have been lost.
CranioSacral Therapy is a bodywork method that focuses on gently stimulating your CranioSacral system (membranes and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord) to heal the body by improving the functioning of the central nervous system. CST effectively complements your body’s natural healing process, and has been known to help alleviate a wide variety of problems including:
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Pregnancy Massage is a form of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time in which a woman’s body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical, mental, and emotional changes. Using various techniques specifically for the new mother, Pregnancy Massage helps alleviate discomforts experienced throughout the pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the reduction of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, improved breathing and relaxation, and relief from uncomfortable digestive issues.
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.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage 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 don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.