Massage Therapy and Reiki
Massage therapy can be used with traditional medical treatment for many conditions. We offer Swedish, therapeutic, deep tissue, and neuromuscular massages, as well as Reiki and reflexology. If you are undergoing cancer treatment or have lymphedema, we have special massage techniques to help you with your symptoms. We also offer massages to new and expecting mothers, including in the safety of their own hospital room.
Massage therapy can:
- Decrease anxiety and stress.
- Reduce muscle and nerve pain, including pain after surgery, and facilitate recovery.
- Help relieve headaches and insomnia.
- Reduce edema, pain, and heaviness associated with lymphedema.
- Improve circulation.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
If you have lymphedema, you may benefit from manual lymphatic drainage massage. This type of massage therapy drains tissue to reduce swelling, bruising, and discomfort after surgery and supports recovery. It can also be used before surgery to prepare tissue for surgery, stimulate the immune system, and reduce anxiety. This gentle hands-on therapy is targeted toward the lymphatic system (the network of capillaries, vessels, nodes, and glands that help the body transport fluids). The certified therapist uses a precise technique that is specific to your surgery and your needs.
Reiki and Reflexology
Reiki is a complementary therapy to reduce stress, anxiety, pain, and fatigue through a gentle laying of the hands. A Reiki practitioner uses a gentle touch on various parts of the body to generate heat energy. The therapy is very relaxing and restorative. It can also be used for injuries and prior to surgery. Reflexology is a practice in which different amounts of pressure are applied to specific points on the feet or hands.