About Massage Therapy:
Massage therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body specifically the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments & joints. Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and improves health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved and physical dysfunction and pain can be relieved or prevented through the use of massage therapy.
Effects of Massage Therapy:
Increase blood flow, hence increase oxygen flow to the cell and increase lymph flow which promotes muscle relaxation and decrease muscle stiffness or spasm. Massage will also promotes deep breathing and sedates or stimulates nervous system depending on the
techniques used. Over all it promotes relaxation and increase body awareness - clears the mind - enhances self image.
Lymph Drainage Therapy:
Is a hands-on technique designed to activate and cleanse this human fluid system. The process involves the use of subtle manual maneuvers to aid in the recirculation of the lymphatic flow. These subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. It's a useful tool in preventive health maintenance. It is shown that when these actions are accomplished, the results can be:
*Reduction in edemas (swelling).
*Detoxification of the body.
*Regeneration of the tissues.
*Relief of chronic pain as LDT will relieve chronic and subacute inflammations.
*Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
*Antispastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonus and some forms of constipation.
*Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, stress, loss of vitality.