Do you have neck pain? Massage can help!

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Neck Pain Massage Therapy A sore, stiff, or achy neck is an all-too-common part of life, especially as we age. Whether your neck pain is a chronic or recurrent problem that you’ve been coping with throughout your life, whether it’s the result of a traumatic event such as a car accident, or whether you simply “slept on it wrong”, it can be tough to make it through the day when you can’t easily move your neck without discomfort. And whatever the cause, neck pain can lead to a significant increase in stress and anxiety, which can, in turn, further aggravate your discomfort.   Unfortunately, identifying the ultimate cause of neck pain can be extremely difficult, complicating efforts to treat the pain effectively. Even if you know the event that led to the neck pain—such as whiplash from a car accident—knowing how the…
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Lymphatic Drainage Massage After Plastic Surgery

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Your Lymphatic system Your lymphatic system helps eliminate your body’s waste. A healthy, active lymphatic system uses the natural movements of smooth muscle tissue to do this. However, surgery, medical conditions, or other damage can cause fluids to build up in your lymph system and your lymph nodes, a condition known as lymphedema. If you’ve ever had a surgery on or involving your lymph nodes, your doctor may suggest a lymphatic drainage massage performed by a certified massage therapist. What Is Lymphatic Drainage Massage? Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up. Lymphatic massage…
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8 Benefits of Reiki Massage Therapy

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Reiki Massage Therapy  Reiki (roughly translated from the Japanese as “spiritually-guided life energy”) is powerful form of energy healing. The goal of Reiki massage therapy is quite simple, yet simultaneously profound: to restore a healthy and flowing energy balance deep within the body. Premised on the idea that blocks and/or imbalances in our vital life force, or “qi” (pronounced “chee”) make us susceptible to physical and mental disturbances, Reiki promotes physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness by unblocking and rebalancing that natural flow of energy.   Should I try Reiki? We get that question a lot, and the answer is nearly always a resounding YES!   We have found that most of our clients experience profound benefits from Reiki, whether they are looking to relieve stress, manage specific symptoms, or simply improve their…
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What is Reiki Massage Therapy?

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Reiki Massage Therapy  Reiki, sometimes also called Reiki Massage, is designed to empower the body’s ability to heal by correcting energy imbalances deep within the body. As a hands-on therapeutic technique, Reiki promotes emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being by helping patients find deep and soothing relaxation and promoting the body’s natural healing processes. For many patients, Reiki can offer significant relief from pain, fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression.  Although the practice of Reiki is actually only about a hundred years old, it is premised upon ancient Eastern medical precepts that life is bound together by vital energy, known in Chinese as Qi. When our natural energy is in balance, our body has a powerful ability to heal and protect itself from disease and mental disturbances. When, however, our natural energy is blocked or becomes stagnant due to physical…
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What Does Myofascial Release Massage Help to Treat?

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What is Myofascial Release Massage? Myofascial release massage is a manipulative treatment that attempts to release tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. Points of restriction in the fascia can place a great deal of pressure on nerves and muscles causing chronic pain. Practitioners of myofascial release employ long stretching strokes meant to balance tissue and muscle mechanics and improve joint range of motion in order to relieve pain. The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper…
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