Authentic Touch Massage Therapy
A natural approach to pain relief.
Proud to offer an extensive Massage Menu:
Manual Lymph Drainage
Gentle and non-invasive way to move interstitial (lymphatic) fluid through the body. The application provides a pumping stretching effect that encourages smooth contraction in lymph vessels to move fluid and drain connective tissue; essentially it is designed to encourage the lymph vessels to contract and move fluid more efficiently. This has an effect on the immune system. By assisting the lymph flow, pathogens are brought to lymph nodes more quickly where they are neutralized.
This therapy is well suited to reduce edema and swelling, those experiencing system or seasonal allergies, scarring in burn victims, prep tissue pre surgery and improve circulation post surgery, certain types of venous insufficiency and lymphedema.
Complex Decongestive Therapy
The Gold Standard for anyone diagnosed lymphedema.
Includes 4 main components:
1. Skin is inspected for signs of infection, as those with lymphedema are prone to skin infections which can worsen the damage and therefore symptoms created by the lymphedema.
2. Manual lymph drainage. Gentle pumping and stretching of the skin which moves lymphatic fluid away from the area with damaged tissue to the nearest set of functioning lymph nodes.
3. Compression bandaging to maintain the fluid reduction achieved by the manual lymph drainage.
4. Exercise instruction and demonstration to the affected area.
It is recommended that complex decongestive therapy is booked daily over a 14 day period. Once completed, you will be measured for a compression garment that is designed especially for you. It should be worn daily to maintain the new, smaller size of limb affected by lymphedema.