Optimum Health Clinic Inc™ offers a variety of Massage Techniques:
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to become sore or even bruised over the next few days, though there should be no pain to the client during a session if the therapist is doing the work correctly.
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effeurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation. Swedish Massage is great for relieving tensions and stress by taking the client out of the fight or flight response of the nervous system.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
The lymphatic system is composed of nodes and ducts that transport intracellular lymphatic fluid from the tissues to the bloodstream. This is one of the body’s most effective measures of detoxifying and maintaining a healthy immune system. The lymphatic fluid carries oxygen, nutrients and lymphocytes (white blood cells) to fight infection and then carries off the toxins, dead cells, bacteria and viruses. Unlike the bloodstream, which is pumped by the heart, the lymphatic system is activated or “pumped by muscle movement during exercise or by massage using a lymphatic drainage technique. We can enhance Lymphatic circulation by adding the Lymph-Light Treatment. (See Lymph-Light Treatment)
The Lymph-Light Machine uses low current, cold gas light photons that produce an ionizing light. This light comes from a wand held by the practitioner to target various nodes and ducts of the lymphatic system. The frequency modulation produced by the light is safe to use by lay practitioners. The Lymph-Light Treatment effects cells on an energetic level by rebalancing the charge of the cells own electromagnetic field. Cells in the lymphatic system can clump together and bond electrically with water, which can create diseased tissue, edema, benign tumors, swelling and other blockages that are dissolved and released by the Lymph-Light Treatment.
Foot Reflexology involves massaging of the feet and ankles exclusively. Each part of the foot corresponds to different organs and areas of the body and thus is a therapeutic treatment for the entire body. It can also be useful as a diagnostic tool. When certain points on the foot are painful to the touch this is indicative of blocked energy related to that body part. Deep massage applied to these areas can remove the block and get the currents flowing again.
With simple massage techniques the whole body can be stimulated and blocks released so that the regenerative process can take place.
This treatment includes a full body exfoliation with sun-dried sea salt, organic sesame seed oil and aromatherapy. This removes the dead skin so the body can eliminate toxins in the infrared sauna, which follows.
This treatment also includes a Five Point Women’s Health Massage which consists of: deep tissue massage on the back, neck and shoulders, anti-stress on the face and scalp, lymphatic drainage on the breasts/chest and abdomen, cellulite massage on the hips thighs and buttocks and lastly foot reflexology on the feet. The Spa Treatment last for three hours.
The Infrared Sauna™ detoxifies the body on a cellular level from heavy metals including mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, arsenic, formaldehyde and industrial chemicals. Infrared saunas have shown to assist in weight loss, pain management, skin purification, detoxification, and stress reduction. It can also provide relief to patients suffering from arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and certain skin conditions. Infrared sauna surrounds the body and penetrates deeply into joints, muscles and tissues, increasing oxygenation of tissue, getting endorphins flowing and increasing over all circulation. It is the perfect addition to any detoxification program.
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Optimum Health Clinic Inc. ™
712 D Street, Suite L, San Rafael, CA 94901
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