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Which Massage Type Best Fits Your Massage Goals?

Oncology Massage & Manual Lymphatic Drainageimg-types-01

Oncology Massage (OM), takes into consideration the effects of cancer, chemotherapy, radiation, and the many challenges in the fight against cancer.

Special attention is given to the level of pressure and appropriate bodywork modalities during the massage while focusing on triggering the relaxation response in clients who have cancer, are in treatment for cancer or who have a history of cancer.

Benefits of Oncology Massage:

  • Eases tension
  • Supports self-healing
  • Creates a restful state for better sleep
  • Addresses scar tissue
  • Addresses the risk of lymphedema
  • Supports the body’s natural healing to a sense of well-being

img-types-02Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle, rhythmic technique that supports optimum health of the lymphatic system. MLD uses specific hand movements or massage techniques to facilitate lymph fluid flow and create new pathways for lymph drainage in order to assist the body in cleansing. Lymph nodes and pathways can be compromised as a result of lymph node dissection, liposuction, surgery, radiation, burns, trauma and more. MLD is also recommended for those prone to and recovering from sore throats, colds, infections, excessive fatigue, low immunity, swollen nodes and limited or no physically activity.

Benefits of MLD:

  • Enhances the activity of the immune system
  • Reduces pain, bruising and swelling
  • Calms the sympathetic nervous system
  • Decreases down time post surgery
  • Naturally Detoxifying

 

Sports & Rehab 

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Sports and Rehabilitative Massage is geared towards athletes on every level and those who suffer injuries or trauma in their everyday lives, whether through exercise or a simple accident.

Sports Massage treats muscle, joint, ligament or tendon injuries and utilizes techniques including stretching, strengthening and mobilizing affected areas as part of the treatment process. The therapy aims to first relieve pain and then to restore function to the injured area of the body and optimal function to the body as a whole.

Specific massage techniques will support your body through sporting events as well as rehabilitation from injuries and surgeries. Neuromuscular Massage and re-education along with appropriate stretching are critical to helping your body reach its maximum potential.

Benefits of Sports and Rehabilitative Massage:

  • Improves blood flow
  • Reduces fascia tension
  • Reduces scar tissue
  • Improves tissue elasticity

Relax & De-Stress 

img-types-04Relaxing and de-stressing isn’t just about being pampered. Studies show that being in a relaxed state is optimum for your body. Stress and entering the “fight or flight” mode, compromises all of your body’s systems creating a perfect environment for disease. Since your body is poised to fight off the perceived stress, it no longer can support a healthy balance. Lighter massage strokes gently support an increase in circulation, lower blood pressure, and promote a sense of well-being and the body’s ability to heal.

Benefits of Relaxation and De-Stress Massage:

  • Improves sleep
  • Increases energy
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Improves concentration
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces tension and headaches