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The strokes applied in manual lymph drainage are intended to stimulate the movement of the lymphatic fluids in order to assist the body in cleansing. This is a gentle, rhythmical technique that cleanses the connective tissue of inflammatory materials and toxins, enhances the activity of the immune system, reduces pain, and lowers the activity of the sympathetic nervous system. This technique is part of the Complete Decongestive Therapy protocol for lymphedema. It is also very helpful for post-surgical swelling.
Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy
The goal is to help relieve the pain and dysfunction by understanding and alleviating the underlying cause. Neuromuscular therapy can help individuals who experience distortion and biomechanical dysfunction, which is often a symptom of a deeper problem. It is also used to locate and release spasms and hypercontraction in the tissue, eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain, rebuild the strength of injured tissues, assist venous and lymphatic flow, and restore postural alignment, proper biomechanics, and flexibility to the tissues.
Rosemarie Hampp, LMT, CLT
NJ License #18KT00443400
Research suggests that over 85% of today's major health problems are caused by chronic stress.
Deep Tissue Massage
Techniques which utilize deep tissue massage are administered to effect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require more advanced training and a more thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation, and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
Myofascial release is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial restrictions. First, an assessment is made by visually analyzing the human frame, followed by the palpation of the tissue texture of various fascial layers. Upon locating an area of fascial tension, gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction. Myofascial release is an effective therapeutic approach in the relief of cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain, and headaches.
Therapeutic Massage can
dramatically help or eliminate
many different conditions
This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize the body.
Oncology massage refers to massage tailored to the needs of individuals with cancer. This specialized practice requires therapists to be fully educated in and pay close attention to the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of clients in all stages of cancer: diagnosis, treatment, recovery, survivor, or terminal. Training in oncology massage covers appropriate bodywork modalities for cancer clients, includes precautions for radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery, and covers physiology and pathology.
Taking Massage to the Therapeutic Level Since 1996
Medical Massage is geared towards relief of muscular pain. The focus is in finding the source of the pain and using different massage techniques to eliminate that source. The number of treatments needed vary depending on the muscular problem, its location, how long it's been present and the client's healing process. It utilizes specific treatments appropriate to working with disease, pain, and recovery from injury.
I have 25 additional certifications in massage therapy (and counting) plus over 20 years experience. While it is helpful to know that there are many massage types, I think it's more important to know that I integrate various types/techniques in a session. The massage is specifically tailored to your individual situation/condition. I get the best results when my clients actively participate in their session giving me feedback about pressure, tender areas, etc. The following are the ones I use the most.
Despite it's benefits, therapeutic massage isn't meant as a replacement for regular medical
care. Let your doctor know you're receiving
massage and be sure to follow any treatment
plans you have. Discuss the pros and cons of
massage with your doctor especially if you are
pregnant or you have cancer or unexplained
Risks of Massage:
Massage may be contraindicated if you have:
Used primarily for the serious athlete who trains continuously. It focuses on the muscles relevant to the particular athletic activity. It can also include pre-event, post-event and maintenance techniques that promote greater athletic endurance and performance, lessen chances of injury and reduce recovery time.