Specialties

Specialties

Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is a gentle, non-invasive bodywork technique that stimulates the flow of lymph fluid in the Lymphatic System. Similar to many other body rhythms that can be felt or measured, like the pulse or respiratory rate, the Lymphatic System has its own subtle rhythm. By applying light-weight pressure along your lymphatic system mimicking the natural drainage of the lymph flow you aid the body to detoxify and eliminate metabolic waste. During lymphatic drainage session, light touch is used following the direction of the lymph flow. This touch and flow stimulate the stretch receptors and activates the lymph to move more efficiently. This technique is repeated through a sequence based on thorough knowledge of the lymph system.
Many things can hinder the flow of lymph, resulting in swelling within the tissue and a sensation that the affected area is "tight" or "hard". Common causes of lymph stagnation are trauma from surgical procedures or injuries and a lack of physical activity. The goal of LDT is to increase the efficiency of the Lymphatic System, thereby decreasing pain & discomfort and providing a healthy cellular environment. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied with varying methods across the fibers of the muscle/tissue(s).


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The sports massage offers athletes an opportunity to relax and recuperate after a demanding competition; it also enhances preparation and performance. Sports massage therapy is the application of common massage techniques, hydrotherapy, range of motion protocols, and strength-training elements to help an athlete reach predetermined goals. The specific regimen and technique is unique to the athlete and their sport of choice. Sports therapists focus heavily on the athlete’s most overused and stressed areas of the body, especially when dealing with an aggressive sport. A typical sports massage employs deep tissue methods to target and warm the most-used muscles while expelling post-workout toxins.
Regardless of the client’s sport of choice and workout routine, sports massage therapy can be immensely beneficial. The sports massage increases flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, and reduces overall recovery time during restoration. A sports massage therapy tailored to each individual client can assist in creating the optimal athlete by affecting their ability to perform. Skilled sports therapists will focus on three key principles when assessing clients and designing therapy sessions: timing, technique, and intent. The timing includes identifying the best time for the massage (whether it’s before or after a major competition or during a recovery period). The particular techniques used throughout sports massage therapy are also designated by the practitioner; common modalities include friction, compression, direct pressure, stretching, and effleurage. Sports therapists must also identify the reason for treatment and create a treatment plan accordingly. A sports massage therapist that effectively understands these three key principles for their client will be able to provide the ideal treatment and timeframe for recovery.


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Stretching is certainly great for the body, but assisted stretching? That just takes the benefits to a whole other level. Depending on how frequently you engage in assisted stretching, you can look forward to lower stress levels, improved flexibility and even an edge in athletics. 1. Reduce Muscle Tightness Many of us struggle to relax, unwind and let our muscles unknot. If you find that long days on the job or just everyday activities leave you tied up in knots, then an assisted stretching routine could be just what you need. Your trained partner, or “Stretchologist” will work with you to painlessly work out those kinks. Just a couple of sessions a month is enough to help you reduce muscle tightness, and…
Decrease Stress

When your muscles are relaxed, it’s easier for you to relax. Along with stretching, you’ll learn how to breathe deeply. This will also contribute to a decrease in your stress levels, and an increase in your general wellbeing.

Become More Flexible.

Whether you’re looking to increase your flexibility to increase your athletic performance or just enjoy a more comfortable life, assisted stretching is the way forward. Our body sends out signals telling us when we’re reaching the limits of our mobility. Assisted stretching, which uses a technique called proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), helps to reprogram these signals.

Increase Athletic Performance

Every athlete is looking for techniques that can give him or her the edge. Recovery times and injury avoidance are high on the list of concerns for most athletes. If you’re cramping or otherwise in pain it can be almost impossible to get the stretch you need. Partner stretching is crucial and working with a trained “Stretchologist” allows you to target the correct muscle groups. Assisted stretching can reduce recovery times, and protect you from developing injuries.


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A pregnant person's body must be properly positioned and supported during the massage for the comfort and safety of the mother and growing baby. After about 20 weeks, for instance, lying on your back can put excess pressure on your abdomen, restricting blood flow. During a prenatal massage, you will usually positioned be lying on your side rather than on your stomach or back. This is particularly important during the later stages of pregnancy. Pillows, bolsters, or padding may be used to support your back, knees, and/or feet.
The most common massage technique used during pregnancy massage is effleurage, a long, gliding stroke used in Swedish massage. If you're used to strong pressure, you'll likely find the pressure during pregnancy massage gentle and light. While the massage therapist may use deeper pressure in certain areas distant from your belly like your shoulders, the overall pressure may be much lighter than what you are used to. The massage should be tailored to your health concerns. If you are experiencing morning sickness, for example, your massage therapist may avoid using rocking techniques. Certain Reflexology points and areas of the wrists and ankles will be avoided as not to induce contractions. As with any new therapy, consult your doctor or midwife before booking a pregnancy massage treatment. Use extra caution if you have a high-risk or complicated pregnancy.
Including:
Increased risk of pre-term labor
Preeclampsia or high blood pressure
Blood clots or a clotting disorder
Problems with your placenta, such as placenta previa


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Baby massage is gentle, rhythmic stroking of your baby's body. Light oils and/or hypoallergenic cream is used to help our hands to glide smoothly over your baby's skin. As part of the massage routine, your therapist will show you how you can gently manipulate your baby's ankles, wrists and fingers. You can talk softly, hum or sing to your baby while we are massaging, which may make it more reassuring for your baby. The soothing strokes stimulate the production of the feel-good hormone oxytocin in you, your baby and even your partner, if he's watching. Oxytocin is the hormone that gives you that warm, loving feeling when you hold your baby close or breastfeed her.
There are lots of ways baby massage can benefit not just your baby, but you and your partner as well. Massage may help your baby to:
develop mentally, socially and physically
stay relaxed and not get upset
cry and fuss less
sleep better
One study found that massage in the early days could help newborns to recover from jaundice more quickly. You may find that giving your baby a massage lifts your mood and helps you to feel more empowered as a parent. The time you set aside for a massage can be your special time together. As you massage your baby, it comes naturally to chat to her and have plenty of eye contact with her.
This is one reason why massage can help mums with postnatal depression, or who are at risk of depression, to interact with their babies. Baby massage can be great for dads, too. Some dads may miss out on a lot of the hands-on care of their babies, especially if they are at work and their baby is breastfed.


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Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet, hands, and ears. It’s based on a theory that these body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems. Reflexology rests on the ancient Chinese belief in Qi or “vital energy.” According to this belief, qi flows through each person. When a person feels stressed, their body blocks qi. This can cause an imbalance in the body that leads to illness. Reflexology aims to keep qi flowing through the body, keeping it balanced and disease free. In Chinese medicine, different body parts correspond with different pressure points on the body. Reflexologists use maps of these points in the feet, hands, and ears to determine where they should apply pressure. They believe their touch sends energy flowing through a person’s body until it reaches the area in need of healing.

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Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not.

Reiki healing is paired with Chakra Balancing at Mind Your Body. We have found that completing the session using healing sounds and vibrational tunes we are better able to provide a longer lasting effect for our clients.


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