Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual Lymph Drainage is a gentle, slow rhythmic, pumping hands on movement over the skin to move lymph. MLD is performed by a trained therapist who must undergo intensive training in this technique. MLD is especially benefical as a course of treatment (between two to five times per week for up to four weeks to achieve reduction in swelling. If the swelling is left untreated, stagnation of the fluid creates a medium for growth of bacteria that can cause infection.
- Detoxifies your body and removes toxins
- Used pre-surgery to promote healing – Reduces post surgical swelling and bruising
- Improves immune function
- Promotes breast health
- Decreases wrinkles, cellulite and acne
- Improves sinus congestion,inflammation, allergies and headaches
- Promotes healing of torn ligaments, sprains and bursitis
- Provides relaxation, emotional balance, feelings of well being and increased energy
- Beverly is trained in the Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage used in Europe since the 1930s..
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (light touch), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (compression), and vibration. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes.
Deep Tissue Massage
MassageDeep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body. The use of hot stones for healing dates back to ancient times, but it wasn’t until Arizona massage therapist Mary Nelson introduced her hot stone massage technique, called LaStone Therapy, that the use of hot stones for massage caught on. It is well suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage.
A type of Chinese massage, cupping consists of placing several glass “cups” (open spheres) on the body. A match is lit and placed inside the cup and then removed before placing the cup against the skin. The resulting effect is the burning of oxygen within the cup, creating a relative vacuum, that allows the cup to stick right to the skin via suction. When combined with massage oil, the cups can be slid around the back, offering what can only be thought of as a reverse-pressure massage.
Popularized in the United States by physiotherapist Eunice Inghram in the 1930s, this is an acupressure type technique performed on the hands and feet and is based on the ancient Oriental theory that meridian lines or pathways carry energy throughout the body. Because each zone or part of the body has a corresponding reflex point on the feet, stimulating that reflex point causes stimulation in the natural energy of the related organ. Crystalline-type deposits and/or tenderness indicate a dysfunction, and pressure is applied to clear out congestion and restore normal functioning and health.
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