We´ve worked successfully with clients seeking:

  • Relaxation​​
  • Decreased bodily discomfort
  • Release of knots
  • Increase range of motion and flexibility
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Improved Circulation
  •  Improved health and well-being​
  • Stress relief
  • Muscle overuse
  • Decreased headaches
  • Decreased stress 

Our therapist works with a spectrum of clients' needs: from helping clients relieve general and specific muscle tension; helping clients resolve pain from various conditions, including chronic pain; working to promote physical relaxation; etc. The therapist will formulate a treatment plan that´s right for the client.

Modalities & Benefits of Massage

 

        Muscular Therapy      Manual Lymphatic Drainage   

Muscular Therapy:

 

Muscular Therapy or Massage Therapy is the systematic, therapeutic manipulation of soft tissue/muscle. In our daily lives, we continually strain, overwork and injure our muscles. Typically, exercise and rest enable our body to release this tension. Many people, however, need periodic help in the form of massage therapy.

Muscular Therapy may be used to systematically compress, roll, stretch, knead or rub muscles for the purpose of reducing swelling, facilitating the elimination of toxins, relaxation, and improving blood and lymphatic circulation to promote healing.


What Makes the Muscular Therapy Services Offered at JP'sMTC Unique?
The JP'sMTC provides a unique and effective integrative approach to massage and bodywork, frequently resulting in rapid resolution of chronic problems and injuries. Our licensed massage therapists are skilled professionals who provide a deeply soothing, systematic manipulation of muscle, fascia and joints that stimulates lymphatic drainage, assists assimilation, relaxation, circulation and elimination at all levels of being.
In every massage session, therapists select and integrate an array of dynamic approaches to achieve success for each particular client, which may include aspects of sports massage, myofascial release, manual traction, neuromuscular, deep tissue etc.
 

 

  • 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.

 
 

Lymphatic Drainage

 

 

Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)Manual Lymphadic Drainage

 

It was nearly a century ago that Manual Lymph Drainage, better known as MLD, was developed by the renowned Dr. Vodder.   Refined and researched, the technique was discovered to hold benefits for health and beauty and has been the modality of choice in European Clinics of Lymphology and elite spas.

 

What to Expect?

While the gentle strokes can be compared to a light massage, the technique  is directed at the delicate lymph vessels just below the skin. The goal of MLD is to increase lymph flow, whereas massage is focused on muscles. While both have therapeutic benefits which are equal in importance they are different in performance.  Therefor, a client or patient can expect the pain free, relaxing benefits that Vodder-style MLD has to offer.

 

Why is This Important?

Like Henry Ford, the inventor of the automobile, significant others embellished on the original work, and today we have many automobiles. Manual Lymph Drainage through the decades has been the same. Thoughts have been added  to the original work, relabeled and repackaged.  The MLD Institute does not teach, advocate or utilize these methods. Video footage shot inside the European Clinics of Lymphology demonstrating the original strokes of MLD bring students close up with European experts. *The greatest compliment from one of America’s leading spa director’s stated, “The MLD Institute is demonstrating the techniques I learned when I was in Europe training under Dr. Vodder’s instructor.”

 

How Does MLD Work?

Example: I give you a brand new car. The parts are perfect and glistening. How perfect would that car run if I told you not to change the oil?  It’s not enough to have great parts. Lymph fluid’s role can be compared to the oil and is as important to our body as oil is to the car. It must go through a filtration process. Naturally, the process is done with muscle movement, breathing, healthy diet and adequate hydration. But, how many get enough to keep lymph flowing and filtering at a healthy pace? With MLD, cellular debris (a component of lymph) is eradicated as lymphangiomotoricity is activated by the gentle strokes of MLD and filtration is achieved at an accelerated pace.

 

What Conditions Have Been Treated With MLD?

Coming back to the car example, imagine viscous oil is not properly cleansed due to poor filtration and movement. It begins to have an effect on the surrounding parts, and the performance of the car is sluggish.  This is why for the past century, it is common to find MLD on the menu of modalities for conditions such as these. Many can be found in The Compendium of Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage by Renato Kasseroller, as the list continues to grow with evidence-based research.

 

CONDITIONS

 

  • BEAUTY

  • SURGERY

  • SPORTS

  • INJURIES

  • OTHERS:

  • Leg Ulcers, Obesity, Pre-op, Orthopedic, Burns, 

  • Diabetic Ulcers, Lipedema, Scars, Hematomas, Pain Mgt.

  • Fibromyalgia, Acne, Keloids, Torn Muscles, Phantom Pain,

  • Parkinson’s, Hair Loss, Edema, Dislocations, Constipation,

  • Multiple Sclerosis, Cosmetic Dentistry, C-Section, Fractures, Rheumatism, 

  • Crohn’s Disease, Swollen Eyes/Sinuses, Joint Replacements, Tendonitis, Down’s Syndrome

 

Is MLD For You?

MLD offers benefits and relief for many conditions, it is a gentle, conservative approach with minimal side effects. As with all treatments, MLD should be discussed with your physician who will determine if Manual Lymph Drainage is the right treatment for you and contraindications to treatment. 

 

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