Therapeutic Services

My focus areas:
.  Therapeutic Massage 
.  Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Vodder Method) 
.  Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (Chickley Method) 
.  CranioSacral Therapy
.  Breath work  

Information About
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

Detoxify and boost immunity. 

Lymphatic Drainage is a light manual technique which helps to re-circulate body fluids, stimulate the immune system, and promote relaxation and balance in the autonomic nervous system. By stimulating the lymphatic system in congested areas, it cleanses the body of stagnant waste products, pathogens, and debris at a cellular level. It helps in the reduction of swelling (edemas) and regeneration of tissues (burns and scarring) as well as reducing symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, allergies, acne, and other conditions. 

Lymphatic Drainage is peaceful and meditative to receive. You may feel a gentle pulling or pulse during the treatment; afterwards, it is common to feel lighter, refreshed, and quite thirsty! Drink plenty of water before and after your session to alleviate possible detoxification reactions. 

About me

I began my journey into bodywork at the Clare Maxwell Hudson School of Massage in London in 1993. I had previously studied holistic health and anatomy and physiology as a part of a bachelors degree at San Francisco State University. One of my earliest and most profound experiences in massage was volunteering at the London Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital. The sharing and transfer of energy in those exchanges greatly influenced me and guided my quest for a practice that is built on a philosophy of balancing, nourishing and restoring.

That was over 15 years ago, what have I been doing since then? I continued my journey studying many different advanced massage modalities.


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