All massages are personalized and a combination of different massage modalities
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage is a very light and superficial massage technique. Your lymph system lays right bellow your skin and can be accessed with very light massage strokes. Moving lymph fluid in your body has several benefits. First of all, it reduces toxins in your body which in return improves your immune system and helps fighting infections. It also reduces swelling and inflammation in your body, which is very important after surgeries, traumas to body tissues like injuries and lymph nodes removal.
Post-Op Manual Lymphatic Drainage
This massage therapy is usually used 6-8 weeks after surgery and recovery, healing has completed, and the medical Doctor has given the endorsement for the patient to seek massages. The Therapist uses different strokes and friction to smooth out scar tissue and adhesions. This is especially important to prevent muscle tissue and fascia growing and connecting with nerve tissue.
Swedish Massage is the most common type of massage therapy. Massage Therapists use long, broad strokes on superficial layers of muscles. This type of massage is very gentle and relaxing. It relaxes muscles and improves circulation.
Sports Massage is designed for people who are involved in intense physical exercise. The focus is not on relaxation but on enhancing athletic performance and preventing or treating injuries. The massage therapist uses a combination of massage techniques to loosen up tight muscles. Facilitated stretching is a common technique to increase flexibility as well as improving joint range of motion.
Neuromuscular Massage / Trigger Point Massage
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) is a modality of massage that works specific muscles and their tendons to release trigger points (hyper irritable spots in the muscle). Trigger points can refer pain elsewhere in the body. The therapist works on reducing pain signals to the brain and resetting the neuron system to restore its proper function.
Range of Motion in Joints
This therapy is used to reduce muscle tension and tight tendons/ligaments. It can be done in different modalities. The therapist can actively move the joints, or passively assist. Everybody can benefit from this therapy, but it is highly recommended for patients with knee, shoulder, ankle, wrist, or elbow injury/surgery.
Massage therapy can be received anytime during pregnancy. During the first trimester women may experience emotional changes and nausea. Further during the pregnancy women may be feeling more physical symptoms, like aches and pain in their back, especially the low back, pelvis discomfort, some abdominal cramping, swollen feet, ankles and hands, tension headaches and migraines, anxiety and lack of sleep.
Massage therapy can be very helpful to alleviate those symptoms by increasing blood circulation and relaxing the nervous system. The Massage Therapist will make sure that the patient is comfortable on the table positioned laying on their back or in a side lying position.