Begin your journey to recovery and healing with support, understanding and empathy
You will reap the benefits of massage if it becomes a regular part of your life. My goal is for us to work together to take better care of your health, long-term.
Communication is key. I need to know what you're feeling, experiencing and what you're looking to gain in order to best help you. In turn, I will explain the treatment and what you can expect to gain from it.
Massage is a tool to help heal. Whether it's stress, illness or simply to pamper yourself, the benefits of massage can be life changing. I would be honored to take that journey with you.
This technique safely addresses the needs of a cancer patient, by understanding the science and paying close attention to the physical, emotional and psychological needs of the client during diagnosis, treatment, recovery, survivorship, or palliative care. It is a safe, gentle and mindful massage , where the techniques are adapted to work with clients even whilst in the middle of chemotherapy or radiation. It can help alleviate the side effects of these toxic treatments, can enhance quality of life, strengthen the immune system, and reduce stress.
I am an accredited Casley Smith ALA therapist, and I can perform an initial lymphoedema assessment. This could include: Measuring and monitoring for changes before and after surgery or radiotherapy. Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Laser and scar therapy, garment fitting, education on skin care, exercise and ongoing management.
MLD can be used pre-surgery to prepare tissues for incision, and post-surgery to promote healing and aid in reducing inflammation. I have worked with many clients especially with liposuction and joint replacements, to great effect. MLD eliminates waste, stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, and filters toxins whilst bolstering the lymphocyte production ,which fights disease.
LLLT uses a safe infrared light which is absorbed through the skin and implements a photochemical reaction at a cellular level.It is converted into energy which influences the metabolic processes.It can help with scar reduction and lymhoedema, as well as reduce swelling and pain from musculoskeletal problems.
Cranio sacral therapy is an extremely gentle treatment which works on the connection between the sacrum, spine and skull. It involves cradling and holding of the various bones in the cranium to allow subtle shifts and encourage the optimal flow of cranio sacral fluid between the brain, spine and sacrum. It can be an effective treatment for headaches, TMJ dysfunction, migraines, teeth grinding and depression.
Massage specifically to address any of the issues which present due to changes with increased weight, fluids and changes in posture. I use special chiropractically designed pillows that allow you to safely lie face down whilst supporting your belly in all stages of pregnancy.If you prefer to be massaged whilst side lying, this can be accommodated.Post natal treatment addresses both physical and emotional recovery from the birth, as well as the baby, if requested.
Myofascial release involves a gentle stretch, with only a few grams of pressure, which allows the fascia (the connective tissue) to 'unwind' itself. The dysfunctional tissues are guided along the path of least resistance until free movement is achieved.
This technique is an innovative adaptation of traditional cupping methods. It uses cream to allow the gentle gliding of the cups which avoids marking the skin. It can help prevent scarring, and assists in reducing localized inflammation by increasing nutrient rich blood supply to the injured area. It is especially effective for plantar fasciitis, lipodema, scar reduction, and working over screws and plates, especially in the ankles.