MASSAGE THERAPY
Each massage therapy session is fully customized just to suit you. We will discuss your goals prior to your treatment, and work together to develop a treatment approach using a combination of the modalities listed below.

For those who are claiming treatments through extended health benefits, all treatments provided at Woodstock Massage Therapy are billable as "massage therapy." A receipt will be provided to you after treatment.

If you are you feeling overwhelmed and are unsure of which treatment or therapist is the best choice for you, give the office a call. We will do a free consultation to determine which one of our therapists is best suited to help you achieve your goals.

A typical session will involve a variety of massage techniques that may include Swedish, trigger point therapy, stretching, myofascial release and cupping. Depth of pressure is adjusted to meet your individual needs and preferences.

Massage is great for stress reduction, relaxation and pain relief. Our goal is to find the best treatment that will get you back doing the things you love.

Some specific treatments we offer include the following;

• Pre / Post Natal
Growing a baby is really cool (and really hard). Your body is under a lot of stress as it creates a brand new human, and you feel it. Everywhere. Your back aches as your belly grows, your feet and ankles are beginning to swell. And you are exhausted. We get it. You need a good massage! (Please let us know you are expecting when you book your appointment).

• Indie Head Massage
With so much responsibility resting on your back; your shoulders and neck are aching. You need relief. Indie Head Massage will leave you feeling like a new person who is ready to take on the world! IHM focuses on the face, scalp, neck, upper back, shoulders and arms. You can receive Indie Head Massage as a stand-alone treatment, or add a 15-minute mini-IHM on the end of your regular massage.

• Infant Massage
Pam is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). Infant massage promotes bonding and non-verbal communication and can help ease symptoms of colic, gas and constipation. Infant massage can also help with growing pains, muscular development and growth.

If you have any questions about how massage can help your child, give Pam a call!

• Cupping
The use of plastic vacuum cups, or silicone suction cups allows for a unique approach to treating the body's fascia. The use of these cups on stubborn areas can affect deeper tissues, reducing restrictions that will allow you to move better. If you would like to try cupping in your next treatment, let us know when you book your appointment.

• Hot Stone
Hot stone therapy is a great treatment alternative for people who do not like deep pressure or who suffer from conditions like fibromyalgia. Warm stones are used by your therapist to relieve stress and tension from your body. A hot stone massage is a very relaxing treatment will allow you will float away and reconnect to your inner calm.

• Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a very gentle, non-invasive, hands-on technique that improves the activity of the lymphatic system via mild skin stretch. For the recipient MLD is incredibly calming and relaxing as it decreases the stress response.

Manual Lymph Drainage is very beneficial both before and after surgery. MLD will promote tissue regeneration as well as healthy and minimal scar formation. It will also help address swelling and fluid accumulation as a result of the surgery.

Additional conditions that respond well to Lymphatic Drainage Therapy include (but not limited to);
• Lymphedema
• Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue
• Mastectomy/Breast Augmentation or Reduction/Congestion
• Swelling
• Headache/Migraines/Sinus Problems
• Insomnia/Anxiety
•Pain
If you would like more information regarding Manual Lymph Drainage, please don't hesitate to call or email Lindsay.




LYMPHADEMA MANAGEMENT
Complete Decongestive Therapy


Living with chronic edema/lymphedema is hard. We can help make it easier.

Lymphedema is an accumulation of protein-rich fluid in the superficial tissues and is a very common and serious condition, as it can have serious consequences if left untreated.

There is no cure for lymphedema, but it can be managed with Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT).

Lymphedema is often caused by trauma to the lymphatic system (secondary lymphedema), such as surgery, injury, scarring, infection and radiation therapy. Post-mastectomy lymphedema of the upper extremity caused by breast cancer treatment is very common in North America.

Another cause for lymphedema is malformations of the lymphatic system (primary lymphedema). In such cases the swelling may appear after simple accidents such as sports injuries, which can suddenly overload the lymphatic system.

Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is the gold standard for the treatment of lymphedema. It involves a combination of hands on Manual Lymph Drainage treatments, taping, compression with bandaging and/or compression garments, exercise prescription, and skin care.

Lindsay will work with you over time to ensure your lymphedema stays under control, modifying your treatment plan as needed. For example, there may be times that you need to come in for frequent visits, or use bandaging or other compression garments to help control your swelling.

CDT and bandaging protocol can be quite intense as far as time management goes, but if you want to get your swelling under control then "CDT really is the 'full-court press' you want in cases of stage 2 and stage 3 lymphedema," says Andrea Cheville, MD, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic. "The idea is to bite the bullet and go through an intense aggressive phase to bring it under control and then work to maintain those results."
http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/lymphedema/treatments/cdt

Lindsay is also an ADP (Assistive Devices Program) authorizer. She can sign your documentation for reimbursement for compression garments.

If you have any questions regarding Manual Lymph Drainage, or Complete Decongestive Therapy, please don't hesitate to call or email Lindsay info@woodstockmassagetherapy.com







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