Now Offering Infant Massage Instruction / Classes
Kathy Abugel is Certified by the IAIM®. As a Certified Infant Massage Instructors (CIMI®) she is qualified to teach you or your group the skill and the gift of Infant Massage. Advances in biomedicine affirm that our earliest experiences have a life long impact. Scientific research further reveals that the stimuli provided by nurturing touch, movement, and affection significantly improve the development of a child’s nervous and immune systems. Some but not all of the benefits attributed to infant massage are listed here.
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Now Offering Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy
This non-invasive, painless and very effective therapy for lymphedema and other related conditions has been used in Europe successfully for decades and is now becoming widely recognized in the United States.
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
MLD is a gentle manual treatment technique which improves the activity of the lymph vessels by mild mechanical stretches on the wall of lymph collectors. MLD re-routes the lymph flow around the blocked areas into more centrally located lymph vessels that eventually drain into the venous system. Find out more online at http://www.acols.com/
Amma Therapy includes the manipulation of the tendon muscle channels with palpation of the acupuncture points for balancing and stimulating the energy of the point for better health. An integrative form of massage therapy, Amma combines Oriental Medical principles focusing on the balance and flow of energy, with a Western approach for assessing organ dysfunction. Like Acupuncture, the focus is on the balance and movement of energy within the body. The AMMA Therapist relies primarily on the sensitivity and strength of the hands to manipulate the life energy. AMMA Therapy techniques include both deep tissue massage that is used in other forms of therapeutic massage, and the stimulation of energy movement that is the basis of Chinese Medicine.
Swedish Massage was developed in the 1700’s in Sweden, it has long been thought of as the first organized and systematic method of modern massage therapy in the west. The specific strokes and manipulations of Swedish massage are each conceived as having definite therapeutic benefits. The goal of Swedish massage is to return oxygen and remove and toxins from the extremities. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has many specific medical uses.
European Massage focuses on the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue to promote a balanced state of health. Specific strokes such as effleurage, petrissage, friction and stretching are taught by some of the finest Western bodywork instructors in the field of complementary medicine.
Considered by many as “medical massage,” it has been especially useful in improving circulation and draining lymphatic tissue, and it is beneficial in healing sports injuries, reducing stress and alleviating aches and pains, muscular stiffness, spasms and other injuries.
Indian Champissage™ includes massage of the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, face, ears and energy balancing. Created in it’s modern incarnation by Narendra Mehta, it is based on the traditional form of Champi (head massage) practiced in India for over 1,000 years. It is relaxing, safe, and includes the application of oils. It can provide relief from aches and pains, stress symptoms, insomnia, promote hair growth, soothe, comfort and rebalance your energy flow which gives you a deep sense of peace, calm and tranquillity.