Massage is an important part of the healing process. The body is designed with circulatory systems to bring in nutrients and hormones and the lymph system to carry away waste products through the squeezing of the lymph nodes. There are two types of massage we use at the Center.
Lymphatic Massage works the lymph nodes and glands, facilitating movement of toxins out of the nodes and from there out of the body. The massage is concentrated in the areas where the nodes are located. Here the massage therapist massages the lymph nodes to open them up and unblock which releases the waist that has accumulated. This process happens naturally by the body when the nodes are squeezed by the muscles as we walk or exercise. The massage is done by a specially trained massage therapist.
Deep Tissue Massage is necessary to free up the fascia or connective tissues. People with chronic illness tend to have adhesions in muscles, tendons and ligaments. These adhesions can block circulation and restrict muscle movement. The massage therapist brakes up the adhesions freeing the muscles, tendons and ligaments in order to move freely once again.
These massage techniques many times need to be used in connection with detoxing and structure alignment. This is why your practitioner establishes a personal treatment plan in order to do the right thing, the right way at the right time.