Lindsay Smith, LMT

Benefits of Massage

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

 

                Contraindications

                                PRENATAL
-Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)
-Morning sickness
-Diarrhea
-Vaginal bleeding or abnormal discharge
-Fever
-Notice a reduction in fetal movement over a 24 hour period
-Having pain in the abdomen
-Gestational diabetes
-Hypertension/ pre-eclampsia
-Excessive swelling in the arms, legs, hands or feet
-Poor circulation


                               HOT STONE MASSAGE
-Pregnancy
-Heart disease
-Any surgery where the nerves have been cut
-Diabetes
-Neuropathy or any kind of nerve damage
-Any skin condition aggravated by moisture or heat i.e.eczema etc.
-Anyone on prescription medication that may have side effects due
  to heat or temerpature changes
-Anyone considered "extremely overweight or obese" due to the
  challenge on the heart
-Varicose veins
-All autoimmune dysfunctions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or
  condition where the immune system is already taxed
-The thin skin of the elderly
-Yound children


                              ANY MASSAGE
-Fever/contagious disease
-Recently torn tendons, ligaments or muscles
-Fractured or infected joints
-Skin infections
-Pneumonia/Flu
-Hematoma
-Aneurysm
-Edema
-Chronic Fatige Syndrome
-Diabetes
-Asthma
-Hernia
-Emphysema
-Intoxication
-Hyper/Hypotension
-Toxemia
-Hyper/Hypothyroidism

EAR CANDLING (CONING)

 Many people fine ear candling/coning helpful for:

  • Removal of excess ear wax
  • Improved hearing
  • Relief from sinus infection symptoms
  • upper respiratory allergy relief
  • Relief or improvement from Tinnitus
  • Relief from itchy ears

*Anyone who suspects a foreign object or debris in the ear should seen an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) specialist or other physician who can offer a safe and proper extraction of an object. Ear Candling is not meant to replace necessary medical attention.

 

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