manual lymphatic drainage therapy-Vodder Technique
MLD effectively reduces traumatic and post-surgical edema, and can provide symptomatic relief of migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), stress, fatigue, and more. MLD also induces general relaxation and detoxification. When skillfully applied, this therapeutic form of soft-tissue mobilization dramatically enhances lymph formation and promotes drainage within the superficial and deep systems of the lymph vascular network.
What is a session like?
MLD uses very light pressure as lymph vessels are superficial, located in the subcutaneous layer of the skin. The therapist follows the lymphatic pathways, pushing fluid towards the next lymph node station. The movements are slow and tend to induce a deep relaxed state.
Before your Session:
Avoid lotion/oil, deodorant, perfume, makeup, etc. This light technique must not be blocked to achieve maximum benefits.
Avoid drinking 1 hour before session for comfort while lying down.
Avoid irritants like: coffee, soda, sugar, alcohol, etc., the day of the appointment.
Contraindications-Manual Lymph Drainage is contraindicated in situations where increasing lymph flow would be harmful to certain medical conditions, such as acute infections, malignant tumors, serious heart problems, and acute thrombosis. There are other relative contraindications that would be considered on a client by client basis.
Appointments vary between 30-75 minutes. Schedule a free consultation or call for MLD packaging offers.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing style of bodywork. It combines herbal infused oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
therapeutic treatment massage
This massage treatment is tailored to the clients individual needs. After a detailed assessment of the client's history we will design a massage treatment using a variety of modalities which may include moist heat packs, cupping, hot stones, gua sha, kansa wand and aromatherapy. Up to ten minutes of infrared therapy is included with these sessions.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands on treatment approach that focuses on alleviating restrictions to the physiological motion of the bones of the head as well as the vertebral column, sacrum, coccyx and pelvis. It is a complementary therapy which uses light touch to stimulate the body's own natural healing. CST addresses the motion of fluids within the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord as well as the bones including the skull and face (cranium) and tailbone (sacrum). The fluid in this system is constantly draining and refilling thereby creating a rhythm that can be felt anywhere in the body.
Daily our body is placed under stress and strain in both work and pleasure. These stresses may cause the body's tissues to tighten and thereby work to distort the craniosacral system. These changes can cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord leading to restrictions. They can create a barrier to the healthy flow of the central nervous system as well as the other systems of the body it effects. Soft touch techniques of CST to the cranium and the body are used to release these restrictions and the tissues influencing the craniosacral system.
CST is performed with the client fully clothed and lying down in a quiet setting. The practitioner uses a light touch to asses the areas of restriction in the body and performs gentle techniques to release the problem areas. For more questions please email Becky at email@example.com
In traditional Chinese medicine cupping is a method of applying acupresssure by creating a vacuum on the clients skin. The therapy is used to dispel stagnation-stagnant blood and lymph, thereby improving qi (energy). Cupping therapy involves placing cups containing reduced air pressure (suction) on the skin. Its safe, comfortable and effective for many health disorders. Cupping facilitates rigid soft tissue release, loosens & lifts connective tisssue. The pulling action engages teh parasympathetic nervous system, to allow deep relaxation to move through the entire body. Add cupping to your massage session or as a single session on its own. Prices vary depending how long and how many cups are used.
Facial cupping is helpful to clients suffering from a range of ailments related to the head and neck area without the need for more extensive treatments. Sinus infections or sinusitis Headaches and migraines Earaches Conditions in which there is jaw pain and movement of the jaw is less, also known as TMJ This service can be added to any massage
Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. The gentle, noninvasive approach of prenatal massage can ease discomfort associated with pregnancy, help the mother-to-be prepare for labor and give her nurturing emotional support. This massage is to be performed after the first trimester
Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than most other forms of massage therapy. It's also called Thai Yoga massage, because I use my hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like postures and stretches. My clients say Thai massage is like doing yoga without doing any of the work. No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed during the session. A single Thai massage session will help you release stress and relieve pain, and help you function more effectively at work and home.
Infrared Sauna therapy works by warming the body with beneficial red spectrum (far infra red) rays. Infrared waves are invisible light rays naturally produced by the sun. Infrared are beneficial light waves that penetrate the skin surface up to two inches, which provides heat to blood vessels, tissues, and muscles. Unlike other saunas, infrared saunas operate at a temperature of 90-145 degrees F compared to the traditional sauna heating to 185-230 degrees F. With a lower more concentrated temperature, the Infrared waves heat less of the air around you and more of the skin surface area. A lower air temperature creates a comfortable environment that allows for deep relaxation, easy breathing, and longer durations, allowing you to experience the deep therapeutic healing benefits of Infrared sauna technology.
Reiki, a hands on Japanese healing technique to activate the natural healing process of the patients body. Reiki translates to “spiritually guided life force energy”. This is a practice used for healing modality, stress reduction and relaxation. This is a deeply relaxing and peace-giving experience that can soothe your nervous system and quiet the mind. For appointment please call or book online with Donna Willaims-1815-238-2145
Holistic Facial Treatment~ $55
Whether the skin needs calming or stimulating this is a treatment designed for you. Based on Ancient Eastern Medicine philosophies, a 4-point analysis of body temperature (both visibly and internally), energy levels, skin appearance, and skin conditions determine the products and facial movement techniques. The energy of Osmosis products paired with specific application techniques direct energy to heal the skin and body. Results are felt immediately, are visible and create a balanced well-being.
Medi-Infusion Facial (Non-Chemical, Chemical Peel) $90 each or prepay a series of 3 for $240 That’s a $60 savings
Combines our rejuvenating Facial Infusion, active powder blends, and masks to provide exceptional results without compromising the health of the skin. Treatments based on customization envelope the skin with concentrated formulas to increase cellular turnover, heal, lighten and lift hyperpigmentation and impurities.
Treatment Timeline: Corrective = Series of 6, once a month (or may be done as needed – no sooner than 3 weeks in between)
Skin Rehab ~ Recommended for Acneic Skin~Adults-$70/Teens~$55
Incorporating a holistic facial and wellness assessment, this gentle but effective treatment targets the source of blemishes, balances oil, and helps retrain skin to maintain a healthier, clearer condition. Refresh your skin and maximize its ability to reset itself. The finishing touch is a personalized skin care program created specifically for you.
Time Fighter ~ Recommended for Aging Skin $75
Our most unique facial treatment accelerates and maximizes the product benefits with a handcrafted massage technique, allowing you to feel and see the results immediately. Skin appears more even with enhanced elasticity, texture, tone, and clarity for a refreshed, nourished, and youthful look. There’s nothing lovelier than healthy, cared-for skin.
The Lift ~ Recommended for Dry Skin
A luxurious facial that nurtures skin, feels wonderful and makes you look terrific. Your face will be cleansed with sulfate-free cleansers, gently exfoliated to remove dull surface cells and richly nourished with customized serums. Your face, neck and shoulders will be massaged with artisan oils and you’ll be rehydrated with a masque chosen for your individual skin. This treatment also features a proprietary anti-aging thermal eye therapy to provide a rested look.
Naked Skin~ Recommended for Hyperpigmented/Uneven Skin
To restore radiance, this treatment delivers nutrients to the skin to improve the signs of environmental damage from sun, pollutions, and stress. Pigment-correcting boosters, powerful Viamins A and C help to re-establish the look of clarity and firmness and help guard against further damage. Skin appears brighter, smoother, and a more youthful radiance is revealed. Like no facial you’ve ever experienced, this facial will leave your skin glowing for weeks with its breakthrough fusion technology.
The benefits of Back Facials are endless for example; it is a luxurious exfoliating treatment that is great for dehydrated hard to reach areas, and it is great for someone who suffers from acne. This treatment includes a skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliating scrub that is specific to your skins needs, hot steam, extractions if needed, back massage with jojoba blended with an essential oil, foot to knee massage ending with an ultra-rich body butter that gives you 100% moisture without a greasy feel. This treatment is formulated with naturally-soothing ingredients to soften even the driest of skin. For those with oilier backs, there are different formulas available to help balance out oily skin, all the while still moisturizing and addressing the inflammation that occurs with acne.
This service includes a skin analysis and recommended products that will address your immediate concerns. Feel free to bring in any products that you currently use on your face so that I can let you know if they are working for you or against you.
Waxing Services for Woman & Men-
Esthetician, Tricia Goodwin offers full body waxing for women and specific waxing for men. She does lash and brow tinting as well. Click on the appointment tab to see descriptions and services.