How Does Your Posture Affect Your Health?

Posture is such a fascinating subject.  Do you ever wonder why we develop certain symptoms or why we are prone to certain aliments?  From the first day that I attended massage therapy school, I was addicted.    How could muscles affect us in such a way as to cause so many issues and why did it […]

What Happens With Fluid In Our Bodies?

Lymph has a superficial and a deep system.  The superficial system removes fluid of the skin and the deep system removes fluid from muscles,  joints and organs.   Deep vessels lie alongside the veins and arteries and the superficial vessels lie just under the skin.  The superficial vessels absorb 80% of lymph and the deep […]

When Receiving A Manual Lymph Drainage Treatment…

When receiving manual lymph drainage, it is best to avoid having conversations so that your autonomic nervous system is able to be more aware of the treatment. (The autonomic nervous system controls areas of the body that we are not consciously aware of.  The system is divided into two branches, your sympathetic nervous system (fight […]

How is manual lymph drainage applied?

Depending on the training of the therapist the techniques may vary.  In the Dr. Vodder Schools, the application of manual lymph drainage consists of four different types of stroke techniques.  The techniques are used on the skin in a combination of round or oval, small or large circular motions.  These motions are performed on the […]


Deep tissue massage focuses on the tissues under the superficial layer. It includes specific work and a range of techniques to rehabilitate prevent injuries and enhance performance.

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Fascia is a dense woven and very strong tissue that surrounds all our muscles, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels and organs. A very affective and gentle sustained pressure is applied to the soft tissue to eliminate pain and restore mobility by stretching of the fascia.

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Cupping is the term that is used to describe a treatment of the body using glass cups or suction devices.   Cupping is the opposite of massage in that instead of applying pressure to the muscles, the cups are used to provide a suction of…

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A very gentle and slow massage technique used to drain lymphatic fluid from areas of congestion and swelling. Increases circulation and promotes the elimination of waste. Lymphatic drainage is very helpful for acute injuries or post-surgery.

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