Therapies available

Medical Massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, trigger point release, Swedish massage, Dr Vodders manual lymphatic drainage

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Edema and Lymphedema

Edema and Lymphedema can be treated using a combination of Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage, compression garments or bandaging, exercise and skin care.

Medical Massage

Medical Massage is an outcome based approach that uses a variety of techniques to achieve results. The goal of medical massage is usually the resolution of musculoskeletal problems such as: rotator cuff injuries and shoulder pain, whiplash and neck pain, TMJ, headaches, plantar fasciitis and hip and knee pain. But certain massage techniques can also treat a variety of other issues such as: edema and lymphedema, allergy symptoms and post surgery recovery. Some common massage techniques used by our medical massage therapists are listed below.

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage is used for many conditions, though most commonly it is used for muscle soreness associated with strength training and conditioning and stress relief. Learn more.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a collection of techniques generally used with athletes. Different techniques are used before and after events, but the goal is usually always preparation for or recovery from specific events or activities. Learn more.

Trigger point release

Trigger point release is a massage technique that uses focused pressure to relieve specific “knots” in muscles. Trigger point release is commonly used for tension headaches and neck and shoulder pain.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a collection of massage techniques that are often used to decrease stress and muscle soreness. Swedish massage techniques are generally pleasant and will usually be incorporated into each massage for at least a few minutes.

Dr. vodder’s Manual lymphatic drainage

Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage is an advanced technique that requires additional training to perform. Dr Vodder’s manual lymphatic drainage is often used for edema and lymphedema following mastectomies, surgery or injuries, allergy symptoms, excess scar tissue, burn recovery and skin conditions such as acne. Learn more.