specializes in Ayurveda treatments, Swedish and deep tissue, Shiatsu,
hot rock therapy, Chinese cupping, hot steamy towel release,
gua-sha lymphatic drainage massage and sound therapy to
reverse the negative effects of stress, repair damaged muscle tissue, and remove pain throughout your body through the use of a variety of massage techniques that improve circulation, detoxify your body, relieve tension, improve digestion, enhance muscle tone, and increase mental alertness. Massages not only benefit the body, they benefit the mind as well. Experience mental and spiritual healing as your mind releases held emotional dis-ease, chronic stress and obsessive worry, and allows a renewed sense to energy and
emotional well-being to enter your spirit.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
Lymphatic massage is an advanced therapeutic technique used to help the lymph system do its job better. This technique employs slow, gentle, and deep strokes to assist the movement of lymphatic fluid which can support the overall function of the immune system. By understanding the anatomy and function of this delicate system, your therapist can assist your body in clearing sluggish tissues of waste and swelling. Using very light pressure along with soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes; Lymphatic Drainage Massage is known to have a positive effect on people with fluid retention/puffiness (edema) and also problematic skin (including cellulite).
It is also recommended for individuals who suffer regularly from low energy or common illnesses related to their immune system.
Some benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage include:
Ayurveda is a science of daily living where the elements (Ether-Air-Fire-Water-Earth) are understood to be as important in the mind and body as they are in the environment.
Ayurveda, meaning “Science of Life,” assesses the mind, body and emotions and reads the symptoms as shown by the elements.
Ayurveda helps one accept their imbalances and provides the tools for change, through Nutrition, Remedies and Treatment.
The goal is to maintain health and prevent dis-ease.
In its history, Ayurveda has spread as far East as Indonesia and West to ancient Greece. It was used by the Buddhists and traveled with them as part of their religion. It is the basis of the medicine of Tibet, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, and China, and now the Western world.
The doshas (elements) are the basis of the philosophy of Ayurveda, paralleling Chinese, Tibetan, and many other disciplines. Each bodily tissue, channel, organ, and emotion has a predominate element which denounces its function. When the elements become imbalanced, a symptom occurs. This allows each individual to understand what a symptom is trying to tell us. We can choose to be aware of the message and make changes, or ignore it and allow the imbalance to continue. Ayurveda is a realistic way to understand and listen to the changes in our bodies and to make choices about the foods, plants, and applications that are most appropriate for rebalancing our self. Thus allergies, headaches, pain, autoimmune problems and such are handled most appropriately and effectively when the whole body and its symptomatic characteristics are taken into consideration.
According to Ayurveda there are three primary life forces in the body. These life forces are called doshas and are considered to be the supporters of our body when in a balanced state. The first dosha is VATA and is made up of Ether (empty space) and Air (wind/movement) elements. Vata is the releasing of air from the body allowing us to rid ourselves of gaseous waste. The second dosha, PITTA, is made up of Fire and Water elements. Pitta takes the form of bile being excreted from the gut (liver, gall bladder, etc.) and expelled in our feces. The third dosha, KAPHA, is made up of the Water and Earth elements. Kapha creates mucous which must be expelled regularly through expectoration or defecation. These doshas are not a physical nature, but are forces which, when accumulated in our bodies; cause an effect on us physically because of the nature of their action. Since we have these forces which affect us physically our understanding of the doshas can help us in the practice of preventative health and can aid
in following course of disease.
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