Manual lymphatic drainage through light rhythmic massage movements reduce lymphedema in breast cancer patients. Circulation of the lymph in the body facilitates removal of excess water and toxins from the body. Lymphatic Drainage Massage techniques relieve swelling and other edema throughout the body.
Asian Bodywork Therapy helps achieve balance of the body’s energetics systems. Treatment may include touch, pressure or holding of the body along the meridians. Asian Bodywork also uses stretching, cupping and moxibustion. The goal of Asian Bodywork Therapy is to promote, restore, and sustain harmony within the body, energy and spirit.
Neuromuscular Therapy is a form of deep tissue massage. Both pressure and friction are used to release strain in the muscle. The strain is caused by trigger points that cause referral pain. Muscle strain causes sciatica, carpal tunnel, headaches, TMJ, tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. NMT provides relief for all these types of muscle strain.
Swedish circulatory massage promotes relaxation, increased blood and lymphatic circulation, uptake of endorphins and strengthening of the immune system. The therapy promotes relaxation by releasing muscle tension. Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief. Swedish massage may loosen up tight muscles caused by daily activities such as sitting at the computer or exercising. Massage helps people who hold a lot of tension in their lower back, shoulders and neck.
Deep tissue massage is ideal for the treatment of major muscle groups like the neck or lower back. It can also be used to relieve strain and treat injuries in your joints and tendons. This form of massage may be used in conjunction with techniques such as Acupressure and Swedish massage. Wellness on Wheels employs certified and experienced massage therapists.
Acupressure and Shiatsu are healing massage techniques. Acupressure is derived from traditional Chinese Medicine originating thousands of years ago. Finger pressure is placed on points along channels of energy called “Meridians”, enabling a flow of energy called “Chi.” These Meridians are the same Meridians used by acupuncturists to identify points of needle insertion. This technique is effective in acute and chronic physical conditions.
Reflexology is relaxing and helps alleviate stress. A therapist applies finger pressure to your feet, hands or ears to stimulate energy flow within the body. This heals the corresponding area of your body. According to reflexologists, pressure on the reflex points also helps to balance the nervous system and stimulates the release of endorphins that help to reduce pain and stress. Treatments may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as stress and anxiety, and enhance relaxation and sleep.
Thai Massage is an ancient Ayurvedic healing art originating in India. It uses gentle pressure and stretching techniques to relax the whole body. Thai massage lowers stress, boosts energy and improves athletic performance. Moreover, it stimulates your body’s circulation, which increases oxygen levels and relieves headaches.
Hot Stone Massage uses smooth basalt or volcanic stones that are preheated to 120 degrees. This type of massage uses Basalt river rocks because they are smooth from the river’s current and retain heat. Stone Massage is comforting and deeply relaxing. The warm stones soothe and relaxes muscles. It provides relief of general pain and stress. In addition, stone massage may help with Fibromyalgia, MS and Arthritis.
Reiki is a form of energy healing that utilizes hands-on touch and visualization. Reiki is a form of energy healing that utilizes hands-on touch and visualization. It is based on ancient Tibetan Buddhist teachings. Tapping into the life force energy, the therapist assists the patient restore balance and harmony. Reiki benefits you with relaxation, sleep disorders, stress management, improved circulation and mental alertness.