Massage Therapy (Swedish)
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension, or attain relief from acute or chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.
Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a gentle, rhythmic treatment that stimulates the movement of lymph throughout the body. The technique uses specific direction, light pressure and tissue stretch to encourage lymphatic drainage from the affected connective tissue back towards the heart.
Unlike our cardiovascular system, our lymphatic system has no pump, therefore it relies on alternative methods to circulate the lymph through our body. Diaphragmatic breathing, skeletal muscle contractions and smooth muscle contractions within our lymph vessels are all ways our body does this. MLD speeds up this natural system, which increases the removal of proteins and waste from the tissues, decreases inflammation and congestion which allows healing to occur. Due to the rhythmic movements of MLD, it has a calming effect on the nervous system which also helps with pain reduction.
MLD can benefit many different conditions including:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic Sinusitis