Who Is It Good For?
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is for individuals who have lymph-edema and post cosmetics surgeries. Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a therapeutic treatment of choice among a variety of massage lovers due to its many benefits.
What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Lymphatic drainage massage is a specialized massage type that gently assists the lymphatic system in maintaining the body’s fluid balance, and immune mechanisms. The system’s network of vessels and nodes contains lymph, a mixture of water, proteins, immune system
components, waste products, and other remnants of cell metabolism.
Lymph nodes, which filter out the debris, are found throughout the body, with especially large groups of them in the neck, armpits, and groin. These major collections of lymph nodes ensure that the lymph passes through as many nodes as possible before it returns to the circulatory system. During a lymph drainage massage, a specially trained massage therapist uses a series of light gliding, stretching, and slow motions over the client’s body. The light rhythmic movements stimulate the lymphatic system with proximal and distal strokes– allowing lymph flow through the tissues and lymph nodes. This massage follows a specific sequence over area needed to be treated.
Why Get (L.D.M)?
Today, men and women incorporate lymphatic drainage massage into their wellness routines given its detoxification and aesthetic benefits. Proponents say the massage technique is effective for pain relief, muscle tension, digestive problems, cellulite, allergies, headaches, and a long list of other issues. It’s also being used following cosmetic surgery to reduce swelling and flush byproducts of anesthesia out of the body. Lymphatic drainage massage has become a popular spa treatment for skin care, managing season allergies, detoxification, jet lag, and general stress reduction.
Why Choose Lymph Drainage over a more Traditional Massage?
Conventional massage like a Swedish massage or deep tissue massage is a wonderful experience for your muscles, joints, nervous system, and attitude. Deciding to receive a lymphatic drainage massage goes a step further. You may want to cleanse your body’s tissues during the change of seasons, after an illness or injury, or following a particularly stressful time in your life. Lymphatic drainage massage focuses on detox and purification - it revitalizes your energy.
60 Minute Session, (Targeted Areas), $160
90 Minute Session, (Full Body with either head or stomach), $200
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"It's in relationship we heal...when we have the courage to...cause it takes lots of courage to create peace. It's worth it." -Stephanie :)
Previously I have written about transformation and Shamanism.
Today I want to revisit relationship success...and in some cases "pain".
Relationships are one of my favorite topics. They have posed the greatest challenges for me, and have also been the most gratifying part of my life. Hmmm...a paradox? Yes! I love a good puzzle :)
Note: Above picture was taken last month on my birthday with sis, mom, and husband. These are examples of relationships I have advocated for, been insanely challenged by, healed, and totally appreciate today.
Because of this, I want to help you heal your relationships!!! It's so darn worth it.
When I say heal, we always have 3 options: accept, change, leave.
Think about it:
1. At some point or another, everything we do involves others...relationships of some type, at some depth, for some period of time. You may erroneously fantasize you can do it all alone, forever. I respectfully disagree.
2. Our ability to have good (peaceful, positive, prosperous, playful, present) relationships is a foundation for our well-being. I talk about this in more detail in my book Reclaiming Joy.
3. Relationships show us where we are on our spiritual path and can become our life long spiritual practice, aka our greatest teacher.
Perhaps at some points in your life, relationships caused so much pain, you felt you "didn't" want to engage. Understandable, yet not sustainable.
Maybe you experienced feeling like relationships were more trouble than they were worth. Makes sense.
As humans we don't like "pain".
And yet, pain, suffering, and trauma is how most of us learn.
By learn I mean, "wake up".
Why do we continue to do this to our self?
Why are we so resistant to waking up?
The cool thing is, we can choose to awaken.
We can choose to stop having to experience so much pain!!!
By awaken I mean we choose to become more conscious, aka, deal with our stuff!!!
As you may have experienced, if we don't deal with our stuff...life has a funny way of dealing with it for us.
And when life deals with it for us, it is often more painful than necessary. Something big has to happen to get our attention and then we act like something happened to us...when in reality, we simply have chosen to stay asleep at the wheel of our life.
Perhaps this sounds harsh.
Well, I am here to provoke your truth, and living your best self. That said, this isn't about right and wrong...good or bad.... It's not about judging ourselves and others and playing in that triangle of dis-empowerment I have spoken about --- victim, rescuer, perpetrator.
Part of awakening means we understand, through personal experience (knowing) a natural human tendency to want to avoid pain at all costs, thinking it will go away. The flaw in this line of thought is...whatever we avoid, will ultimately surface. You know the line, "whatever we resist, persists".
What to do?
In addition to getting serious about a daily meditation practice to focus the mind and center the emotional body--- start paying attention to your self talk and therefore your beliefs about relationships. It's only through awareness that we can transform.
Ask yourself questions:
Are relationships painful?
Are relationships joyful?
Depends on person, situation, what you want?
Am I attached, expecting, judging?
Working with people on healing relationships both on the meditation cushion and in shamanic energy sessions is one of my all time passions.
At some point, hopefully not on our deathbed, we realize that we all need people, it's no so serious, and it doesn't need to be so darn painful...if we are willing to commit to awakening.
I see you. You matter.
Now more than ever, it's important to build our immune health. As you may know, stress is an immune killer.
There are 2 words which have guided me over the last 2 decades when it comes to immunity: Clean & Healthy.
Clean: eating, energy, space; Healthy: body, mind, spirit;
In particular, as my body and the environment around me have changed over the years, I have adjusted my food and vitamins accordingly. I find food & vitamins are where many struggle because of the conflicting and often confusing information out there.
That said, if you are looking for food and vitamin guidance, suggestions, support, I am offering a complimentary consultation. I want all of us to be healthy, vibrant and enJOYing LIFE!
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Post Summer Facial
What is a Facial? Is it good for me?
A facial is a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to nourish your skin and keep that healthy glow long after the sun has set. A facial offers professional cleansing, exfoliating, steaming, extraction, toning, and moisturizing.
Facials remove blemishes and pimples, giving your skin a healthier look.
Exfoliating gets rid of toxins/oils that may be clogging those pores.
Together these steps cleanse, protect, nourish and preserve the skin.
Other benefits of include:
*Delayed signs of aging, fine lines, and wrinkles to keep the skin soft and supple.
*Skin and muscles are toned preserving firmness and elasticity.
*Helps with relaxation.
*Improves blood circulation, strengthens the supportive tissues and improves the skin's resilience.
*Helps in lymphatic drainage, which flushes out toxins from your system and purifies the skin.
Not sure which facial is right for you?
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Cupping Therapeutic Bodywork
What is Cupping?
Cupping is a comprehensive care technique aiming to decompress over-contracted muscles and other tissues. It is performed with medical-grade silicone cups. Cupping increases blood flow, absorption of water and nutrients, loosens adhesions which increase range of motion and stimulates the elimination of toxins and cellular debris, which often contribute to pain, tightness and fatigue. Simultaneously, the subtle yet crucial function of the lymphatic system is stimulated.
This service is provided exclusively by Peter, BWS Co-Founder.
Who Is Cupping Good For?
Cupping is a form of therapeutic bodywork ideal for people that suffer from sports injuries and chronic pain. If you are someone that needs deep tissue massage, it is likely that cupping will benefit you.
Who Should Not* Receive Cupping?
While cupping is not dangerous, it is important to notify your therapist if you have high blood pressure as this will determine the intensity of the cupping session.
*Please do not book cupping if you have the following conditions: an open wound, fever, or lymphedema.
What to Expect Post Cupping:
It is common for cupping to leave circular or linear marks on the skin that can range from light pink to deep red. The marks are simply an indication of increased blood flow which still occurs even when there is no color change.
Cupping After Care:
After cupping, we recommend dry-brushing the area treated and adjacent skin, preferably following the lymphatic flow. It is best to avoid drastic temperature changes for a few hours – this includes hot showers. Wait one day before resuming your normal exercise routine and avoid any other body work for at least 2 days post cupping.
Sessions: 45 Minute Cupping, $120; 60 Minute Cupping, $155
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