by Carolyn Veroni Zinober | Aug 7, 2018 | Therapy
Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT)
Lymph Drainage Therapy is a method of stimulation your lymph and body fluids. It is a very gentle hands-on procedure that will help you eliminate fluid retention, cleanse your body and eliminate toxins and trapped proteins in your tissues. It will stimulate your immune system, help you to relax, and release stress and emotional trauma. It has many other effects on your body as well. To receive the best results, you should respect the following preliminary procedures.
Before the Session
You are encouraged to tell your therapist if you have any medical conditions, including thyroid problems, a high fever or infection, acute heart or kidney conditions, a fresh scar or burn, or if you are menstruating or pregnant. You should also mention if you are wearing contact lenses.
For optimal results, and to prepare the system for your cleansing, please drink a lot of water or fresh juice for the two to four days preceding a session.
At a minimum, eat lightly the day of your initial drainage in order to avoid possible toxic reactions. Raw fruits and raw or steamed vegetables are preferred.
During the Session
It is not necessary for you to disrobe. Share with your therapist if your back or neck are uncomfortable or if you feel cold. Prepare yourself to relax and be completely cared for – this is a special time for you.
The therapist will need to concentrate in order to achieve the best results; therefore, silence is appreciated during the slow, rhythmic movement of the lymph drainage. During the session, your practitioner may ask you to breathe deeply and slowly at various times in order to activate the lymphatic system.
After the Session
You will be encouraged to give any feedback or share any feelings or emotions you may have felt during the session.
You may or may not have post-treatment reactions. You may want to sleep a lot, or you may experience sluggishness or muscle aches. This simply means toxins are being eliminated from your body. Be sure you are steady before driving.
It is very important for you to drink water as much as possible to help flush out the toxins. At the end of your session, your therapist may give you a questionnaire to fill out. You are invited to share any improvements or experiences you had during or after your sessions.
by sixoakswellness | May 16, 2018 | Therapy
COLOR – LIGHT – AROMA – SOUND
This innovative CLAS therapy program is an experiential form of therapy which helps individuals cope with stress and facilitate relaxation. CLAS therapy employs the use of color, light, aroma and sound all at once. CLAS therapy reorganizes the central nervous system creating a state of balance. Once the central nervous system returns to a state of balance, an individual can better manage stress and achieve relaxation. Disease has a tough time surviving in a body where cells are vibrating at a frequency of inner peace. There are programs to specifically address sleep issues, trauma, pain, addiction, anxiety, depression, and athletic enhancement.
The program can be used for weekly management of anxiety and stress. Each specific therapy session begins with a visual color bath followed by a series of colors and nature scenes that are specifically matched to address the chosen session and corresponding therapeutic issue. This is done in conjunction with binaural music and aromas. No two sessions are alike. CLAS therapy is complimentary with other therapies such as massage, cranial sacral, acupressure, facials and reflexology.
Each CLAS Therapy session uses an associated series of color, light, aroma, and sound. During your session you will be viewing images consisting of individualized colors and light, with scenes of nature, while listening to binaural music through headphones… in conjunction for a synergistic approach to long lasting healing health. You can train your brain to change brainwaves to a lower frequency through meditation. However, this does not happen in one day, it takes time, by incorporating regularly scheduled sessions clients can rapidly enter a relaxed state of mindfulness.
Color and light have been used for therapy since ancient times. Light is an important source of energy. All colors on the spectrum come from sunlight. Light enters our eyes and causes hormone production. Each cell in our body emits and absorbs frequencies of color and light. There have been many studies showing the healing effects of color on the mind, body, and emotions. Our skin absorbs color. Each color on the spectrum has its own frequency and wavelength. Each color has a unique energy. Each color on the spectrum is associated with a certain area of the body and affects us emotionally, physically and mentally. There are chemical and emotional components to light. Light gives off heat electricity and magnetism. Colors can affect the body and mind in diverse ways. Humans have emotional responses to color and there are responses in the body. Color provides us with all the energy we need to maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit. Studies have shown that our mental health and behaviors depend largely on color balance in the body. When colors are out of balance, we can rebalance them through conscious use of color. If the body is lacking certain colors, this can cause disease. If circadian rhythms are out of balance, it can result in sleep issues or depression. Colors can influence the level of energy and energy flow in the body. When using the Lounge with color therapy, certain pre- determined colors are integrated into a visual therapy screen. Colors have been shown to have a healing effect on both mind and body. The goal of chromotherapy is to balance energy flow in the body. There are 7 energetic fields or chakras in the body, 7 colors on the rainbow spectrum and 7 musical notes.
by sixoakswellness | Apr 14, 2018 | Therapy
Massage Cupping – Is based on the common practice of Chinese Cupping Therapy, and the incredible results that this simple treatment produces have truly impressed those who experience its subtle power. By creating suction and negative pressure Massage Cupping therapy is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.
This therapy utilizes glass or plastic cups to create suction on the body surface. These cups are moved over the skin using gliding, shaking, popping and rotating techniques while gently pulling up on the cup, or are parked for a short time to facilitate joint mobilization or soft tissue release. This suction reaches deep into the soft tissue, and attachment sites. Cupping also has a sedating effect on the nervous system. Another important benefit is that it pulls inflammation and toxins from the body tissues so that the skin and lymphatic system can readily eliminate them. Scar tissue often releases quickly, despite the age of the injury or keloid tendencies.
Cupping helps to reduce and assist in:
- Pain relief
- Joint mobilization
- Lymph drainage
- Detoxification – movement of stagnation
- Releasing tight, contracted muscle tissue
- Scar reduction
- Cellulite reduction
- Skin toning and firming
- Contouring the face and body
- Pre-and post-operative therapy to shorten recovery time and enhance surgical results
Massage Cupping- Is used to stimulate arterial and venous blood flow along with the lymphatic circulation. The vacuum from the cups releases rigid soft tissue, as well as scars, adhesions and restrictions. By clearing stagnation. creating drainage, and easing limited movement, these incredibly effective techniques relieve pain and enable the body’s return to homeostasis to promote healthier tissue.
This therapy can cause small, circle-shaped marks and/or redness where the cups have been applied. Most patients find that these marks are painless and will disappear after a few days. Drinking plenty of water is necessary to assist in toxin elimination.
Contraindications: Cupping is considered relatively safe. Patients with inflamed skin, open wounds, or high fevers. Pregnant women should not have the treatment on their stomach or lower back.