Therapeutic and Lymphatic Massage 

 Linda Harness LMT  and  Michelle Townsend LMT

MOST INSURANCE COMPANIES COVER MASSAGE 

WITH DOCTORS PRESCRIPTION

All Massages are a full 60 Minutes !!!

Massages that we offer:

Lymphatic,  Reflexology,  Pre-natal,  Aroma Therapy,  Customized Therapeutic,  Swedish/Relaxation,  Sports,  Hot Stone,  Deep Tissue


   Lymphatic Massage 

Lymphatic Massage a customized form of bodywork, lymphatic massage may help the lymph system do its job better. By understanding the anatomy and function of this delicate system, your massage therapist can assist your body in clearing sluggish tissues of waste and swelling.  

Though lymph vessels are found throughout the body, most of them--about 70 percent--are located just below the skin. These fragile vessels work to pick up fluids between the cell spaces when gentle pressure is applied to them from increased fluid build-up, muscle contractions, or the pressure of a therapist's hands. By using very light pressures in a rhythmatic, circular motion, a massage therapist can stimulate the lymph system to work more efficiently and help it move the lymph fluids back to the heart.

Furthermore, by freeing vessel pathways, lymphatic massage can help retrain the lymph system to work better for more long-term health benefits.

Massage therapists versed in lymphatic drainage therapy, an advanced form of lymphatic massage, can identify the rhythm, direction, and quality of the lymphatic flow and remap drainage pathways.


Lymphatic Massage will help heal:

Relief of acute and chronic fascial, visceral, joint and breast pain

  • Reduction in edemas (swelling) and lymphedema**

  • Relief of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions such as acne, eczema and allergies

  • Immune system stimulation and detoxification of the body

  • Regeneration of tissues (e.g. from burns and post-surgical scarring)

  • Deep relaxation to ease insomnia, depression and stress

  • Antispastic actions to relieve spasming muscles (sorry, not spastic children)

  • Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia

  • Alleviation of adiposis and cellulite tissue

  •           Deep Tissue 

    Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).

    A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people's blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.

    Please talk with Michelle your professional massage therapist to see if a deep tissue massage therapy would be beneficial for your body.

    Reflexology

    From the beginning of your session Relaxation  is what you will quickly feel and  then it:

  • Reduces pain: Pain reduction is noticed on individuals of all ages and health states.
  • Ameliorates health concerns: Research shows that reflexology work helps individuals of all ages with some 78 health concerns ranging
  • Improves blood flow: Separate studies show that reflexology work increases blood flow to the feet, brain, kidneys and intestines.
  • Aids post-operative recovery: Reflexology work aids recovery after surgery as shown by several studies, reducing pain and lessening the use of post operative analgesics.
  • Impact on physiological measures (e. g. blood
  • Enhances medical care: Reflexology helps where nothing else can for many: phantom limb pain sufferers, neuropathy patients, and hemodialysis patients to name a few.
  • Benefits mental health: Research demonstrates that reflexology can reduce depression (11 studies) and anxiety (9 studies).
  • Complements cancer care: Pain, nausea,
  • Eases pregnancy, delivery and post-partum effects: Women who received reflexology experienced shorter labor times and used less analgesia. In addition, reflexology showed a positive impact on postpartum depression, anxiety, urination and bowel movements.
  • In general terms, the benefits of reflexology have to do with the reduction of stress. Because the feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body, they are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and reset homeostasis, the body's equilibrium.

    Reflexology is a complement to standard medical care. It should not be construed as medical advice. It should not be a replacement to medical help. Please use it wisely. We care about your safety.

    Linda  J. Harness  began her career in healthcare as a US Army Medic stationed in Germany. She is extremely proud of her time serving our country and feels that it was an incredibly valuable time in her life. Linda graduated from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine and has been practicing massage for many years. She studied many different types of massage while in school including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Pre-Natal Massage, Reflexology, Reiki and Geriatric Massage. As life takes many different turns, Linda discovered Lymphatic Drainage or Lymphatic Massage when a beloved family member became seriously ill. She began to study this style of gentle and effective massage to help and fell in love with this amazingly powerful therapy. She is one of only a handful of therapist certified to perform Lymphatic Massage and she continues to study and further her education in order to help her clients with serious conditions requiring this therapy. She continues to love all types of massage and enjoys helping people though the power of massage therapy. 

    Michelle Townsend   is a very caring person and that comes through her skilled hands.

      Michelle learned early in Life that massage was her passion.  In 2006 she graduated from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine and quickly became a Regional Trainer!

      Michelle enjoys  Frisbee Golf and hiking with her husband and dog Zoe.  She also is active in her Church serving in Community Out Reach.

      Her secret to a great massage is "giving each massage as if she is the client on the table".  Sports Massage is her favorite and she has been with Beecher Chiropractic for 3 years.

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