Full Body Oxygen/Ozone Steam Treatment
This treatment will give you lots of energy and boost your immune system. It is beneficial for skin disorders, sore muscles and joints and many other health challenges.
Series packages available
30 minutes $50.00
Individual Treatment Pricing
30 Minute MLD - $55.00
60 Minute MLD - $90.00
90 Minute MLD - $125.00
30 Minute MLD
Series price $50.00 each = $150.00 (save $15.00)
60 Minute MLD
Series price $83.00 each = $249.00 (save $21.00)
90 Minute MLD
Series price $115.00 each = $345.00 (save $30.00)
Series of 6 treatments
30 Minute MLD
Series price $50.00 each = $300.00 (save $30.00)
60 Minute MLD
Series price $83.00 each = $498.00 (save $42.00)
90 Minute MLD
Series price $115.00 each = $690.00 (save $60.00)
Manual Lymph Drainage (M.L.D.) is a hands-on massage technique designed to activate, stimulate and cleanse your lymphatic system. The pressure applied is very light and gentle. This specialized massage is imperative before and after surgery (especially cosmetic). It will alleviate bruising and inflammation in half the normal time, and is a wonderful body detoxifying treatment.
The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is crucial to our body's ability to drain fluids, filter out toxins, regenerate healthy tissue and maintain a sound immune system. The lymphatic system is a highly complex system composed primarily of a vast network of lymph capillaries, vessels, and nodes working together to accomplish these tasks.
Unlike the circulatory system, which uses the heart to pump and circulate blood flow, the lymph vessels rely upon hundreds of tiny muscular lymphangious contracting throughout the body to move the lymph. These tiny pumps enable the lymph vessels to transport numerous substances (toxins, hormones, fatty acids, proteins, immune cells) to the lymph nodes. This process can be impaired or stopped, however, due to fatigue, stress, infections, chemicals, lack of physical activity, age, or substantial swelling. When the lymph circulation is hindered, fluids and toxins accumulate and stagnate, and cellular function is significantly compromised. This slows the healing process, opens the way to physical disorders and may hasten the aging process.
How M.L.D. Therapy is Performed
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a hands-on massage technique designed to activate, stimulate, and cleanse the lymphatic system. M.L.D. applies subtle manual wavelike movements to aid in the recirculation of lymphatic fluid flow. The pressure applied is very light and gentle; generally around five grams. Trained M.L.D. therapists are able to detect the specific rhythm, depth, direction, and quality of lymph flow. With this knowledge they can use their hands to assess the lymphatic circulation and determine the best pathways for draining and stimulating lymph flow.
History of Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is an original massage technique developed by Dr. Emil Vodder in the 1930's in Cannes, France. First used on patients suffering from chronic sinusitis and acne, Dr. Vodder found that by manually applying precise amounts of pressure on the skin and lightly massaging it in rhythmical spiral-like movements, the symptoms resolved. Encouraged by these successes, Dr. Vodder compiled a systematic series of precise massage movements for all parts of the body calling this method "Manual Lymph Drainage."
At the beginning of World War II the Vodders returned to their native Denmark and started the Dr. Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1971 a Dr. Vodden School was founded in Walchsee, Austria, under the direction of Guenthre & Hildegard Wittlinger, who were designated personally by Dr. Vodder as his successors. They established the Wittlingers Alphenbad Clinic in 1971 for the treatment of lymph edema patients throughout Europe. The clinic is still in practice today.
Today lymph drainage therapy is employed as standard scientific practice throughout Europe and continues to gain recognition in the United States.
60 Minutes Craniosacral Therapy -$90.00
Craniosacral Therapy is applicable for both mental and physical concerns. The technique is subtle, deeply relaxing and safe for everyone.
How does it work?
Every moment of life, our bodies register enormous volumes of information far beyond what we can consciously manage. It is the task of our autonomic nervous systems to process this load.
It is the intent of a Craniosacral session to generate the stillness that facilitates a balanced healthy nervous system and body/mind. A session of Craniosacral Therapy allows for a temporary slowing down of the incoming stimuli to our nervous systems. Just as when you run maintenance software on your computer, a Craniosacral session has the same effect on your autonomic nervous system – organizing fragmented information and cleaning out unnecessary data, all for the purpose of catching the system up to present time.
What can you expect?
For an individual who struggles to stay calm and focused, the soothing of a Craniosacral Therapy session can provide measurable support. For an individual with pain, this therapy is an excellent choice for non-invasive relief.
Nicole is nationally certified in MLD. (LANA) She was trained at the Dr. Vodder School and has also studied the Chickly Method. Nicole’s Craniosacral national certification is with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America. (RCST)
Nicole has been a licensed Massage Therapist for 21 years, working in medial/hospital settings, spas and in private practice.
Nicole began her practice in 1991, inspired by all that she had learned during her own health crisis. In 1985, at age 28, she was diagnosed with cancer. Today, Nicole is whole, cancer free and has come to a personal philosophy about health, which has inspired her life’s course.
The Benefits of Manual Lymph Drainage -Pre and Post- Surgical Applications
Regeneration of lymphatic vessels:
Begins after 24 hours
Maximum regeneration attained on day 14, by comparison maximum venous regeneration occurs by day 12.
Local lymphedema may occur in the wound during and after scarring.
Pre-Surgery Benefits of M.L.D. Therapy
One to five M.L.D. sessions are recommended.
Prepares tissue for surgery, alleviates existing edema, allowing surgery to be scheduled sooner, detoxifies tissue, stimulate the immune system: accelerates production of lymphocytes, induces a state of relaxation, promoting parasympathetic response.
Post-Surgery Benefits of M.L.D. Therapy
Performed as soon as 24 hours after surgery.
Alleviates post-surgery edema, helps stimulate temporary rerouting of lymphatics, reduces pain, alleviates spasms, detoxifies; helping reverse buildup of toxins secondary to effects of medication and immobilization, stimulates immune system and helps prevent post-surgical infections, improves skin regeneration and wound healing, and optimizes the searing process, may help to prevent the formation of hypertrophic or keloid scars.