Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a very light massage that aims to stimulate the movement of lymphatic fluid using,techniques to stimulate the receptors in the skin such as; Stationary circles, Scooping, Pumping Techniques, Rotary technique (two hands) and Thumb circles.
I saw a new client yesterday who loves to run and run. It gives him a high like nothing else. In fact, he gets jittery if he doesn’t get to run. Now some would say there is nothing wrong with a bike scooter or car to get around but if running is your thing then read on…..
Gabrielle has seen her first clients in the new Boyup Brook clinic. Helen Hack the physiotherapist has made the transition an easy one with her friendly welcome and assistance in providing a wonderful space in which to set up. Boyup Brook has a population of 1700 people with a mean age of 33 yrs. Services include a medical center with 2 doctors, a 12 bed hospital, a 17 unit aged care facility and a physiotherapist which make the addition of a massage therapist a bonus for this rural community.
I have been fortunate to acquire rooms with Helen Hack the local Physiotherapist in a beautiful old bank building with high ceilings and ornate cornices – there is still the old vault to show authenticity!
Joint and body pain is not just the affliction of the older person. Injury and dysfunctional body use and posture across all age groups can set off a reaction of tissue restriction, less flexibility, body and movement adaptation less flexibility more adaptation until a point arrives when the body screams ENOUGH!
You’ve drifted and maybe snoozed during your massage. You rise from the table in a state of bliss and release. Yeah…. The therapist is recommending what to do now your massage is over. Your post-treatment care determines what you get out of each session, and how long your release and state of relaxation will last.
Headaches have varied origins and causes and visiting a remedial massage therapist may be the answer to your pain and suffering. It doesn’t matter if your headache is due to neck problems from trauma, nerve entrapment, arthritis or just plain tension your massage therapist may be the one to give you the relief you have been waiting for.
Pain in your ribs is more often caused by the increasing pressure on your abdomen and ribs by your growing uterus. Baby’s movement and kicking can cause sudden jabbing pains. Often the pressure and pain is felt or worse on the side that your baby‘s back is lying.
You can get relief from most causes of chronic and persistent lower back pain. It can be relieved even after an acute injury and it is not something to expect to live with as we age. Lower back pain relief can be just a few massage treatments away.