For Your Well-Being - Massage and Yoga
The Benefits

Massage Therapy: is the systematized manipulation of soft tissue for the purpose of normalizing them.  Practitioners use a variety of physical methods including applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, or causing movement to the body.  The basic goal of Massage Therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and Well-Being. Massage has been found to improve circulation, which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen to body tissues.  This can assist the elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury, and enhance recovery from disease.  Joint range-of-motion and flexibility is increased as well. Massage can be used to promote general Well-Being, enhance self-esteem, boost the circulatory and immune systems, increase muscle and skin tone, as well as reduce many common ailments such as stress, muscle tightness, aches and pains - even anxiety and depression.
Yoga: is a system of linking breath and movement, which help you quiet your thoughts and take control of the mind and body. It is a philosophy and discipline applied to the development of mind, body, and spirit, improving your breathing and focuses on the alignment of your body. There are many disciplines of yoga emphasizing different aspects or combinations of mind, body, and spirit, but through practices of holding a variety of body positions or asanas, and the centering of the mind and breath (prana) in a meditative way, the practitioner increases body awareness, posture, flexibility, clarity of the mind and calmness of the spirit.

Reiki: is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.During a Reiki Session, I use crystal healing, essential oils, chakra balancing and angel cards to give you the most accurate and fulfilling session possible. These tools allow me to receive clear messages of what your body needs in order to achieve optimal well-being.

Lymphatic Drainage: Lymphatic massage, also called lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage, is a technique developed in Germany for treatment of lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery, most often a mastectomy for breast cancer. Lymphedema can also be present at birth or develop at puberty or during adulthood. This type, known as primary lymphedema, can affect as many as four limbs and/or other parts of the body. Up to 25 percent of breast cancer patients whose surgery includes removal of lymph nodes in the area of the armpit eventually develop lymphedema. The condition can also occur in the legs or other parts of the body if lymph nodes are removed in the course of other types of surgery – for melanoma, colon, prostate or bladder cancer, for example – or are damaged by radiation treatment, infection or trauma. Symptoms include swelling and pain near the site of the removed or damaged lymph nodes. Lymphedema can occur immediately after radiation therapy or surgery, or weeks, months, and even years later.  Lymphedema is also found in individuals who have spinal stenosis, autoimmune issues as well as neuropathy.  
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