Having a proper functioning lymphatic system is necessary for our body to drain stagnant fluids, detoxify tissues, remove toxins and foreign substances, and maintain a healthy immune system. Lymph vessels rely on the muscles to contract and cause lymph to flow. Lymph circulation can become hindered or stopped and lymph fluid stagnant due to surgery, fatigue, stress, and aging.
Lymphatic massage is designed to attain and help sustain proper functioning of the lymphatic system. It involves gentle use of pressure to aid in the recirculation of body fluids and may help with:
- ~Reduction in swelling
- ~Detoxification of the body
- ~Regeneration of tissue
- ~Relief of inflammation
- ~Immune system stimulation
- ~Relief of chronic pain
- ~Deep relaxation
Sports massage is a type of deep Swedish massage that aims at increasing circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluids. Sports massage also focuses on breaking up adhesions and increasing joint range of motion.
When would you get a sports massage?
- *Before a sports event to stimulate circulation and prepare for the event
- *After a sports event to help normalize tissues and reduce inflammation
- *During training to assist the athlete with training and avoiding injury
- *At any time to aid in rehabilitating an injury
Always check in with your massage therapist so they know your needs and expectations for the massage.
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Chronic muscle tension and / or injury can result in adhesions, which are bands of painful tissue. This tissue can be inflamed causing pain, limited movement and blocked circulation. Deep tissue massage is a type of massage that can help to realign and release deeper layers of connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense areas such as the back, neck, or shoulders or hips.
Does Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?
This type of massage can cause some discomfort during the session. However, the client should stay in touch with the massage therapist and discuss any treatment that is outside the range of tolerance.
Possible Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
- Alleviate muscle tension
- Increase in joint mobility
- Alleviate postural deviations
- Speed recovery of injuries
- Eliminate repetitive strain issues
Most diseases, whether resulting from allergy, infection or toxicity, cause edema or swelling of the smallest blood vessels. This swelling reduces blood flow and therefore the rate at which oxygen dissolved in the blood stream can reach the tissues. As the reduction in tissue oxygenation continues, all body functions are compromised and a person feels fatigued, the characteristic symptom reported by most sick people. Oxygen deprivation also causes mental fogginess and loss of mental sharpness. These signs and symptoms are not surprising when you realize that the organ systems of the body that use the most oxygen are the muscles, skeletal system, heart, and brain.
If you’d like to come in and try our exercise with oxygen therapy, we will put you on a stair climber or exercise bike and have you exercise for 20 minutes while breathing oxygen enriched air through a mask. You might want to try it before a massage or colonic session. Book your appointment at www.livingartswellness.com today!
Exercise With Oxygen Therapy (EWOT) is Powerful
Exercise while you breathe higher concentrations of oxygen. Right now, you are breathing approx. 21% O2. During exercise, breathing higher oxygen levels provides an immediate increase in strength, endurance, and energy. Burn more calories in the same 15, 20 or 30 minute workout!
EWOT is Well-Being
In addition to this surge of power during exercise, EWOT increases blood plasma oxygen levels. Increasing your oxygen levels can offer amazing metabolism & immune function improvement. Most diseases thrive in low oxygen environments. The healthful benefits of EWOT include higher oxygen levels to all parts of the body. Keep the body highly oxygenated and reduce the risk of many diseases.
EWOT is Anti-Aging
Aging involves loosing the ability to carry oxygen to all tissues of the body. EWOT provides anti-aging benefits through increasing oxygen carrying capacity.
EWOT is for Everyone
EWOT does not require a prescription. No oxygen tanks to pay for each month. All you need is an oxygen generator which takes room air and removes the nitrogen, providing up to 95% pure oxygen. Simply wear the oxygen delivery system to enrich the air you breath during exercise. Healthful benefits of EWOT can be achieved with just three simple 15 minute aerobic workouts per week.