Lymphedema is an accumulation of protein rich fluid in the interstitial tissue of the skin caused by an insufficiency in the lymphatic system. This condition occurs when there is impairment in the normal lymphatic flow. It can be caused by deficiencies in the lymph vessels or nodes during fetal development (Primary Lymphedema) or trauma such as surgery and radiation as a result of cancer treatment. (Secondary Lymphedema).
Therapeutic Massage is used to address restrictions in the body, reduce pain, swelling, inflammation and help restore the body to normal functioning movement. It will also help promote relaxation. Multiple modalities may be used to achieve these benefits which include Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique, Muscle Release Technique, Connective Tissue massage, and Cranio-sacral Therapy. Find out what it can do for you.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.
Dorie is studying for her Aromatherapy certification and looks forward to adding this to her practice. Because of the many therapeutic benefits when using essential oils safely, she feels this will better support clients both physically and psychologically when dealing with pain, stress and overall health. More information to follow.
Regardless of why we seek out treatment (relaxation, pain management, or swelling), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Dorie has been practicing massage since 1996. She offers a variety of modalities, from Therapeutic, Spontaneous Muscle Release Techniques (SMRT), Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST), Connective Tissue Technique (CTT), Deep Tissue, to Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Lymphedema Management.
Doris A. Laing, LLC, LMBT, CLT-LANA
Vodder Certified Lymphedema Therapist
NC Licenced Massage Therapist #435
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