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Massage after breast augmentation surgery can help speed healing of the incision and help produce the best outcome. Whether massage is advisable after breast augmentation surgery depends on the type of implant used and your physician's preference. Those who do recommend it feel that it reduces the growth of a scar tissue capsule around the implant. Keeping scar tissue at a minimum helps to keep the breasts soft and flexible. The purpose of massage after breast augmentation is to prevent the formation of excessive scar tissue, both in the incision and around the implant. Your body's natural response to the presence of a foreign body is to stimulate the growth of scar tissue. Your body wants to encapsulate any foreign bodies to prevent damaging microorganisms from entering further into the body. Your body experiences the incision as an injury, and sends fiber cells to the area of the incision to repair the damage. White blood cells are rushed to the area and they help to mop up the damage done by the incision.
This powerful soft tissue technique is customized to address your specific complaints by working directly with the nervous system. Therapy sessions are fully clothed, and are done in a series for best results. No oils or creams are typically used. Myokinesthetics can be remarkably helpful for:
If you have pain but don't want or have time for massage, this 20 minute treatment utilizes gentle range of motion movements combined with specific pressure points to retrain the nervous system to 'let go' of painful or chronic muscle tightness. A minimum of 1-3 sessions over a one week period is recommended for best results.
Common Conditions seen are:
Neuromuscular Re-education Therapy
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a specific program for treating acute and chronic pain syndromes by applying specific therapeutic massage techniques combined with movement, stretching and strengthening programs to restore efficient posture and eliminate the causes of most soft tissue pain patterns. Think of it as Holistic Orthopedics. This specific and scientific approach to muscular pain relief will help to bring about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. NMT enhances the function of joints, muscles, and biomechanics (movement). It is a noninvasive and economically feasible method of pain treatment and is effective in treating cases like low back pain, neck pain, arm and shoulder pain, hip and knee problems, TMJ pain, headache, and scoliosis. When used in conjunction with other medical modalities, Neuromuscular Reeducation therapy can be a very efficient part of a comprehensive treatment plan. And it is itself a stand-alone treatment approach. Cyndi examines a minimum of six physiological factors which may create or intensify pain patterns when doing an evaluation for therapy: These six basic factors considered in my Holistic Orthopedic approach are:
Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy
Aquassage is a passive form of aquatic bodywork/therapy that supports and gently moves a person through warm water in graceful, fluid movements. It promotes a deep state of relaxation with dramatic changes in the autonomic nervous system. Through quieting the sympathetic and enhancing the parasympathetic nervous systems, Aquassage has profound effects on the neuromuscular system.
The sympatholytic effects of this therapy lead to enhancement of the parasympathetic nervous system. Physiological changes then occur throughout the body. These changes may include:
Decreased heart rate.
Watsu is a gentle form of body therapy performed in warm water, (around 35°C.) It combines elements of massage, joint mobilisation, shiatsu, muscle stretching and dance. The receiver is continuously supported while being floated, cradled, rocked and stretched. The deeply relaxing effects of warm water and nurturing support, combine with Watsu's movements, stretching, massage and point work, to create a bodywork with a range of therapeutic benefits and potential healing on many levels.
Equissage & Canine Massage
Can massage help my horse? Absolutely! It can also help your dog, cat, cow and rabbit.
Equissage can and will:
Your horse may be telling you he has muscular soreness and/or trauma if he/she exhibits any of the following:
Your horse is comprised of 60% of skeletal muscle, yet the muscles are the easiest thing for the owners to overlook in the care and treatment of their animal.
Dogs are just like people; during their lifetimes, they will experience bumps and bruises, injuries, or serious trauma. Sometimes, however, after such injuries are treated and healed by a veterinarian, your dog may continue to continue to experience residual negative effects. These effects can be incorrect posture and movement, a decrease in muscle flexibility, or an imbalance in the blood circulation. Eventually, these residual negative effects can accumulate to cause a noticeable decline in your dog's overall well-being energy, and zest for life. Even if your dog has never suffered an obvious injury, it is getting older, and chances are that it has dug at least one hole too energetically or jumped off the sofa the wrong way or met an unsociable cat face-to-face. For the aging dog, massage can get that old sparkle back and make them feel special. On the other hand, massage will benefit even the healthiest, most rambunctious dog, enhancing their talents and improving their well-being and longevity.
Does your dog have:
• Hip dispalcia
• Behavioral issues
• Excessive itching
• Unexplained pains
• Difficulty moving
Two of the most critical functions are blood circulation and the animal's general well being.
We offer innovative Sports Massage to Beaufortonian athletes of all levels. Elite, professional, serious amateur level competitors and weekend warriors are finding that Sports Massage is giving them the "edge" they've been looking for.
Sports massage therapy offers these proven benefits:
- Enhanced athletic performance
- Fewer injuries
- Restored flexibility and range of motion
- Faster recovery from injury
- Removal of lactic acid buildup
Take your performance to the next level.
Remedial massage is the application of different techniques in the treatment of muscular pain and dysfunction that affect human movement. It is a form of treatment that is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of treatment. Remedial Massage is concerned with the restoration and maintenance of the soft tissue structures of the body.
What do Remedial Therapists Do?
Treatment techniques include:
· Soft tissue manipulation
· Deep tissue therapy
· Thermal therapy
· Myofascial release techniques
· Stretch and strengthening exercises
Common Conditions seen by Remedial Therapists:
· Sporting injuries
· Work Injuries
· Motor Vehicle Injuries
· Muscle and joint stiffness
· Lower back pain
· Neck pain
· Sprains and strains
Myofascial Release Therapy
(Based on the principle that poor posture, physical injury, illness and emotional stress can shift the body out of alignment and cause the intricate web of fascia to become tight and constricted.
Fascia is a system of thin connective tissue that weaves continuously throughout the body including the muscles, bones, organs arteries veins etc. It connects every part of the body to every other part of the body).
· very gentle yet very effective hands-on manual therapy using sustained pressure into restrictions in the fascial system
· to eliminates pain and restores motion and function to the body
· adhesions and scar tissue may also be broken down with myofascial release therapy
Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® is a hands-on, drugless, non-invasive method of relieving muscle related pain which emphasizes speedy, cost effective recovery and active patient participation for long-term relief. Myotherapy relaxes muscles, improves circulation and alleviates pain in all parts of the body while it increases strength, flexibility, coordination, stamina and energy and improves posture, gait, sleep patterns and work and play performance quickly, effectively and lastingly.
· treatments can include: soft tissue treatment, trigger point therapy, myofascial stretch
· employs a number of treatment modalities by method of assessment and treatment protocols
· pain management for chronic musculoskeletal conditions, postural conditions, sporting and occupational injuries
· helps loosen muscle tissues, releases toxins from the muscles and gets blood and oxygen circulating properly
helps eliminate toxins from the body
(This technique is closely related to Polarity Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Accupressure and Myofascial Release).
· uses slow pressure and stretching techniques
· gentle non-invasive energetic touch therapy
· releases connective tissue
· assists with assessing and releasing restrictive patterns
· helps trigger the body’s innate self-healing ability to release old suppressed trauma and establish ultimate balance in the body.
Reflexology is an Ancient Healing method that has a proven premis that every organ, gland and part of the body has one or more specific corrisponding areas in the feet. Manipulation of these points in the feet promote self
healing, well being and increased circulation to decrease pain and discomfort. Reflexology of the hands and ears are also known and used by many Reflexologists.
The term "reflex" means to reflect. Pressure points on your feet and hands reflect all the parts of your body organs: glands, limbs, and head, everywhere. In conventional medicine a reflex is a spontaneous action in response to received stimulus received to a nerve, a message being relayed to the spinal column and back to the body part without reference to the brain, as for instance, when you drop something that is too hot to touch. Reflexology directly affects and heals your body
Hot Stone Massage
During a Hot Stone Massage, the stones are not merely placed on areas of the body, the stones are actually used as an extension of the therapist hands and are worked into the muscle creating deep muscle relaxation. "When a stone heated in 122 degree water is pressed into an area of tension, the muscle has no choice but to relax."
Hot Stone Massage is a deeply relaxing therapy employing smooth, polished basalt and marble stones heated in water, spun and applied with warm oils, often mixed with essential oils for additional aromatherapy benefits.
The heated stones of varying sizes are first placed on key acupressure points deeply penetrating tight muscles and softening tissue through heat and the weight of the stones. A skilled massage therapist will then apply the smooth volcanic stones in long flowing strokes giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth.
Hot stone massage melts away knots, tension and stress. Traditional Thai or Swedish massage technique plus the penetrating warmth from the ancient, polished stones relieves pain, promotes harmony, balance and peace. The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage. The heated stones laid upon the spinal column sedate the central nervous system. In this soothing, ancient treatment we experience an enhanced awareness of our unique connection with nature, bringing us closer to our true essence. When incorporated with aromatherapy the blend of essential oils expands the benefit of the hot stone treatment.
The Fire and Ice Stone Massage is a thermo-therapeutic treatment alternating heated black basalt stones with iced white marble stones. The warm black stones expand the blood vessels, pushing blood and unwanted waste materials through the body. The cool marble stones cause the blood vessels to constrict and stimulating the nervous. This vascular gymnastics in the circulatory system helps the body detoxify and heal. It ensures that every cell in the body receives more oxygen and nutrients while at the same time waste material is removed more effectively through the corresponding increase in lymph flow. Hot and cold creates balance allowing us to let go of all the stress that is held within our body. Extremes of temperature has long been scientifically and medically proven to be of benefit to the body in many ways, including eases pain relief from muscular injury or inflammation.
Penetrating, soothing heat from the basalt stones combined with aromatherapy massage or alternated with toning and refreshing coolness of the marble stones improves healing of many of the following symptoms:
At Home or Pre-Wedding Massage Party
Imagine being pampered at the beach or your in your home, the bride-to-be and guests will enjoy a pre-party massage in the comfort of their pre-party location. Prices are determined by the number of hours reserved.
On-Site Chair Massage
At first, it may not seem like much – after all, how much good can really happen in ten or twenty minutes?
Benefits of corporate chair massage for employees:
I will come to your business to offer your employees 10-15 minutes of chair massage. The chair requires very little space. The employees are fully clothed, so privacy is not needed. Chair massage in the workplace makes for happier, more productive employees.
Paraffin wax has a very high heat capacity, meaning it is able to absorb and retain a great amount of heat. A paraffin wax spa takes advantage of paraffin's heat-retaining capacity in a simple process called heat transfer. In technical terms, heat is transferred to the core of the affected area as paraffin goes through a phase change. As it melts, the paraffin becomes a liquid and is able to retain more heat. Then, when a hand, foot, or other area is dipped into the heated bath, the phase of the paraffin that surrounds the dipped area quickly changes into a solid. The heat that is given off is called the heat of fusion.
More simply, the heat that goes into melting the paraffin comes out when it solidifies into a comforting paraffin coating, thus transferring the heat into the affected limb. Another way to look at it is the paraffin is the medium that transfers heat from the Therabath to the painful area.
At the same time, the heat from the paraffin opens pores and increases circulation in the skin. This is why paraffin is so beneficial to skin, leaving skin softened and more radiant.
Ear Candling is a natural, non-intrusive procedure that may help alleviate the painful effects of chronic headaches or sinus conditions, ear infections, allergies or vertigo, as well as minor hearing loss due to excessive earwax build up.
How does it work?
Frequently Asked Questions