We consider this treatment to be the penicillin of treatments, as it treats over 40 different ailments. From edema (in most of its forms) to migraines, auto-immune, cystic acne, sinusitis, diabetes, pre and post surgical procedures, c-sections, present and post cancer treatments, rosacea, Bell's Palsy, concussions, Dimentia, Alzheimer's, burns and scarring and a litany of other issues.
Unlike traditional massage, MLD is a gentle, non-invasive, light pressure that moves the skin. Lymph has no pump and therefore, moves very slowly, even when healthy. The goal of MLD is to increase the speed of lymph flow, thereby creating healthy lymphocytes and removing metabolic waste, excess water and proteins, fat and cellular debris.
This is a targeted, muscle specific modality that focuses on muscle groups, as opposed to the entire body. The muscles are treated from origin to insertion and addresses trigger points (radiating pain), adhesions, soft tissue restrictions and other such dis-ease as whiplash, plantar fasciitis, sciatic issues, range of motion and a host of other soft tissue concerns.
If you break the word down......myo is muscle; fascia is the soft tissue covering the muscle. If the fascia is tight, the muscle it covers is also tight. This safe, effective and gentle application of sustained pressure releases restrictions to eliminate pain and restore movement. MFR promotes independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, enhanced strength, improved flexibility and postural and movement awareness.
By increasing blood flow to the affected are, athletic tape decreases swelling which alleviates pain. The tape also serves as support for the affected soft tissue. Taping defaults the soft tissue back to its original position, which takes some of the workload off of the muscle. It's used as a protective mechanism in the presence of an existing injury. Taping goals are to restrict the movement of injured joints, soft tissue compression to reduce swelling, support of anatomical structures and protection from re-injury.
Here at Willow Wellness, we believe that a massage can be both relaxing AND therapeutic, at the same time. This session is our version of Swedish, but way better! This session incorporates a few different modalities to reduce stress, tension, soreness and tightness. Additional benefits are increased range of motion, decreased pain/discomfort and better sleep.
30 minutes of Integrated Massage, usually performed on neck, back and shoulders, but can be customized to specific needs.
Pre-Natal massage is a firm, but gentle and therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the Mommy-To-Be, as her body transitions through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances muscle and joint function; improves circulation and general body tone; relieves mental and physical fatigue; assists in remedying many of the common discomforts experienced during pregnancy; muscular discomforts, lower-back pain, upper-back pain, headaches, leg cramps, Sciatica, stiffness, tension headaches, fatigue, neck pain, sacroiliac and hip joint pain. Also supports fetal development.
This is truly a crowd favorite! Take our Integrated Therapeutic massage and add heat......AMAZING! Here, at Willow Wellness, we don't just place the stones on you, we actually massage with them! This modality takes you deeper into a Zen state, while still creating therapeutic results. We dare you to give this a try..... you may never go back!
Similar to the Integrated, but with more intensity, this modality is for those tougher areas. It utilizes a deeper pressure for that chronic tightness and discomfort and will encourage that musculoskeletal release.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a practitioner places cups on the skin for a few minutes to create suction. Patients get it for many reasons.....it aids in reducing pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well being. The suction can also act as a targeted Deep Tissue massage.
Reflexology, an eastern modality, also know as zone therapy, is an alternative medical practice, involving the application of accu-pressure, with thumb, fingers and hands to affect the energy meridians of the body and organs.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing, a subset of alternative medicine. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hand-on healing, through which a "universal energy" (Chi) transfers healing from the practitioner's hand to the patient. This modality is gentle, non-invasive and aids in relaxation, stress reduction, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Anxiety, depression, chronic pain, infertility, autism, neurodegenerative disorders, fatigue, Crohn's disease are a just a few of the issues Reiki can address.
CST is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on technique that employs a light touch and energy exchange to examine membranes and movement of the fluids in and around the central nervous system. Relieving tension in the CNS promotes a feeling of well-being by eliminating pain and boosting health and immunity. CST may help with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, fascia adhesions, MS, Neuralgia, Neurodegenerative Disease, TMJ Dysfunction, stroke, post-concussion syndrome, speech impairment and epilepsy.
This technique is divine! Unlike traditional massage, this non-invasive modality (only done on feet and back) incorporates a sequence of 100% pure, anti-microbial, therapeutic-grade essentials oils. It can reduce systemic inflammation and kill viruses and bacteria the live dormant in the spine. It supports immune function, supports all systems of the body and helps bring the body into structural and electrical alignment.