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Lymphatic Massage – Definition

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Lymphatic massage is very light massage, is very relaxing and is used to promote healthy flow of lymph, the clear fluid that flows throughout our bodies. The body system responsible for our immunity is lymphatic system.  Since the lymphatic system is the “garbage collector” of our body, this type of massage helps locate any imbalance/blockage … Read the rest

Acupressure -Definition

Acupressure is a modality where the fingers are used to stimulate acupuncture points instead of using needles.  Contacting these points releases muscle tension, promotes circulation of blood, as well as the body’s life force energy (Qi or Chi).  All of this supports the body’s own natural healing abilities.

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CranioSacral Therapy – Definition

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The name CranioSacral describes a therapy developed by John E. Upledger, D.O. which involves treatment of the cranial bones, following the cerebrospinal fluid and tissues down through the spine to the sacrum. This is the site of our nervous system. I am using CranioSacral techniques to detect restrictions of the tissues or bones and relieve … Read the rest

Swedish Massage -Definition

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This massage technique is the “bread and Butter” of the massage world.  Who doesn’t enjoy a back rub?  Swedish massage actually includes eight different techniques all of which we are tested on when we take our board exams for Ohio State Licensing.  I mainly use kneading, stroking and passive joint movements when it … Read the rest

Positional Release – Definition

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When I use positional release massage techniques I position the muscle in a slack position to get the optimal release of the muscle with the minimum amount of discomfort. Releasing muscles in spasm doesn’t have to be painful.  Would you try to get a knot out of a shoestring while you were pulling on it?  Probably … Read the rest