What most people think of as massage - A vigorous, heart directed, system of strokes designed to stimulate the circulation of blood and lymph to refresh the cellular tissues and relax the mind, body and spirit.
A specialized method that reaches the deeper layers of tissue where pain usually lies, and uses myofascial release, Neuromuscular therapy (trigger-point therapy), Muscle energy technique and other skills to relieve chronic tension and normalize the tissue.
Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) reduces inflammation and boosts the immune system by using gentle manual techniques to aid in the recirculation of the lymph fluid. The proper functioning of this system is critical to our bodys ability to drain fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and foreign substances, and maintain a healthy immune system.
Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is an original hands-on method of lymphatic drainage developed by Bruno Chikly, MD, DO. Created out of his award-winning research on the lymphatic system, LDT takes traditional lymph drainage techniques and adds a level of precision consistent with recent scientific discoveries.
Due to the nature and role of the lymphatic system, LDT is beneficial in the correction of numerous conditions, including:
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- Reduction of swelling and inflammation.
- Relief from acne, eczema and allergies.
- Regeneration of tissues from burns and pre- and post-surgical scarring.
- Reduction of the effects of aging and alleviation of cellulite.
- Detoxification of the body.
- Relief of chronic pain.
- Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
An informative article When is it Lymphedema? discusses the question of when is a swelling considered edema, and when is it lymphedema? The blog article also gives valuable in depth information on the workings of the lymphatic system.
More information can be found at The Chikly Institute.
KURED®- Kurashova Re-Education™ treatment was developed by the late Zhenya Kurashova Wine when she worked for the Soviet Olympic Team. The techniques she developed work to reduce pain by influencing the Central Nervous System (CNS). Using these methods to re-educate the CNS can achieve a permanent change of those factors that contribute to the occurrence and perpetuation of pain in fibromyalgia patients, as well as those suffering from lupus and other conditions.
Specific forms of touch cause the Central Nervous System to generate efferent signals producing a chain of nervous-reflex reactions in the body and causing physiological change in the tissues, systems, and organs.
Knowing which kind of touch will produce what kind of reaction in the body is the essence of Kurashova Re-Education™ treatment
This totally painless approach has been close to 100% effective in retraining the body and producing normal, pain-free function by addressing the root cause of the condition rather than aggravating the tender points as many alternative methods do. The treatment offered deals not only with the 18 tender points, but also with sleeping disorders, digestive problems, and with other associated conditions.
I am trained to work with special-needs clients MS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Myofacial Pain Syndrome, Lupus and similar conditions.
Energy healing is like defragmenting your hard drive. The scattered pieces of yourself become whole againJennifer Ritchie Payette; Author
A holistic process adjusting and balancing the body’s chakras and bioenergy field. This centers and grounds the mind, body and spirit so that energy flow is increased for optimum functionality and healing. I incorporate techniques from Healing Touch, Qi Gong and Vibrational Medicine traditions.