Complete Therapy by Jeanette Green
In 2015 Antoine Louveau, PhD discovered the lymphatic vessels in the brain. WOW!! What does that mean for us. Finally, we may be able to treat diseases like Alzheimer's effectively as well as other neurological diseases from autism to multiple sclerosis. With Antoine’s discovery, we are about to see some changes in the health system.
The lymphatic system is recognized by doctors in Europe and the Far East for its importance in preventive health care. They understand how lymphatic function supports every other system in the body, including the immune, digestive, detoxification and nervous systems. In fact, many believe that poor lymph health underlies a host of conditions, from cellulite to cancer.
When the lymph system gets blocked or overrun (due to illness, surgery, toxic overload or lack of activity), lymph fluid backs up. This can cause swelling, joint pain, nausea and fatigue. Stagnant lymph may be stored within nodes for a long period but eventually becomes too toxic for the body to handle well.
Lymph cleanses nearly every cell in your body, symptoms of chronic lymph blockage are diverse but can include worsened allergies and food sensitivities, frequent cold and flu infections, joint pain, headaches and migraines, menstrual cramps, arthritis, fibrocystic breasts, breast tenderness, sinusitis, loss of appetite and GI issues, muscle cramping, tissue swelling, fatigue, mental fuzziness, mood irregularities, depression, parasites, skin breakouts, acne, and cellulite. In general, you may feel tired and toxic, with a heaviness in your abdomen. In Chinese medicine, practitioners call this “excessive damp” that undermines your whole health.
The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system and a vital part of the immune system, comprising a network of lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph directionally towards the heart. Lymphatic massage may help the lymph system do its job better. Massage therapy can assist your body in clearing sluggish tissues of waste and swelling when gentle pressure is applied. By using very light pressures in a rhythmic, circular motion, a massage therapist can stimulate the lymph system to work more efficiently and help it move the lymph fluids back to the heart by freeing vessel pathways, lymphatic massage can help retrain the lymph system to work better for more long-term health benefits.
Who Should Get It? Lymph massage can benefit just about everyone. If you're feeling tired and low on energy, or if you've been sick and feeling like your body is fighting to get back on track, lymph massage would likely serve you well.
In addition, hair loss, edema, constipation, acne, swollen eye, sinuses, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cosmetic dentistry, phantom pain, athletes, surgical patients, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue sufferers, as well as those wanting a fresh look may want to consider lymphatic massage. Here's why.
Lymph vessels can become overwhelmed with the demand placed on them. When tissues are swollen, deep tissue techniques may cause damage to the lymph vessels and surrounding structures. Lymphatic massage is often the treatment of choice, because it helps the body remove proteins and waste products from the affected area and reduce the swelling. This helps reduce pressure on cells and allows them to reproduce faster to heal the body.
Trigger Point Therapy
Do you have chronic pain? Do you suffer from limited range of motion, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling, shooting pains or joint pain? Then Trigger Points might be keeping you from enjoying your life?
What are Trigger Point?
Trigger points are small areas of tightness within muscles, creating tight bands and “knots” or tiny bumps from the contracted muscle fibers. Trigger point can pull on tendons and ligaments associated with the muscles and can cause pain deep within a joint where there is not muscle. When triggers points are present in muscles there is often pain and weakness in the associated structure.
How does it work?
Trigger Point Therapy uses ischemic pressure to stimulate the nervous system and increase circulation. Current research indicates that nerve impulses to these muscle fibers will not “shut off” and that Myofascial trigger point require some form of manual intervention to help them release. I use ischemic pressure to release these points, lengthening the muscle, allowing the joints to move freely and smoothly.
The most common type of massage is Swedish Massage. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes that lengthen and relax the muscle. This type of a massage is generally used for overall body wellness and relaxation. Swedish Massage can be used by itself or in combination with other techniques.