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*R-e-q-u-i-r-e-d for anyone seeking to schedule (for the first time at this office): a Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) massage.
The consultation is conducted by way of t-e-l-e-p-h-o-n-e and is for screening purposes to determine: 1) your reasons for seeking MLD, 2) if you will be a good match for my services OR 3) if it is best to refer you to another medical/health provider of care. Note: for those who have received surgical services or procedures outside of the state of CA, a mandatory 10 day waiting period (from date of your return) will apply prior to your first appointment.
Complimentary Consultations can also be scheduled to answer questions pertaining to any of the services listed on the Services Menu.
The Contact Me page of this website allows for you to submit questions you may have prior to your consultation.
Cranio-Sacral Sampler (TM)
Cranio-Sacral Therapy is a gentle technique that works to optimize the movement of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) through the spine & around the skull and can be an effective tool in assisting to down-regulate the nervous system to promote healing. Benefits may include full or partial relief from headaches, back aches, neck & shoulder pain and a reduction in the body's stress response.
The Cranio-Sacral Sampler offers a generalized benefit and follows a sequential protocol. This service is conducted in the supine position (face-up) with the client clothed. As with all in-person Services a well-fitting, face mask must be worn.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage can be a highly effective method for releasing chronic soft tissue tensions due to established/old scar tissue, misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries (that may or may not have been addressed with surgery).
Area of old injuries or where there has been established scar tissue may require several sessions as this tissue may be "fibrotic" (which is change to collagen fibers within the tissue, itself)
To effectively address areas of concern no less than: 75 minutes should be scheduled for a Full-Body session. Several sessions spaced closer together are recommended to attain effective and longer-lasting results.
*Deep Tissue massage is n-o-t recommended for those who are new to massage therapy, have compromised immune systems,are prone to bruising or who have an underlying medical condition (see the CONTRAINDICATIONS Page + the HELPFUL FORMS pages for additional details)*
Manual Lymph Drainage(MLD)
*( NOTE: This Service requires a 15 minute Complimentary Consultation be scheduled p-r-i-o-r to being approved IF this is the initial time you are receiving this service at this office). USE: the "Contact Me" page of this website OR schedule directly using the blue, "Book Appt." button on the homepage *
Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy (MLD) uses light stretching movements of the skin to gently & rhythmically move lymph fluid through the body for improved health. It can be utilized for a wide range of purposes to include: strengthened resistance to illness and accelerating recovery post-illness, reducing swelling (edema) to affected areas of the body (as a result of injury or surgery) and assisting in the reduction of inflammation.
MLD can also be an effective tool if you are preparing for or recovering from medical, dental, elective procedures to include cosmetic surgery given its potential to reduce swelling (edema) to the post-surgical site & to aid in the formation of smoother & more functional scar tissue. Scar tissue left unaddressed can potentially develop into fibrotic tissue and adhesions which may contribute to painful restrictions to soft tissues impacting range-of-motion (ROM) to area of the surgical site and areas much farther away.
Per the CA Department of Public Health (CDPH) Medical Massage is defined as massage in response to a Referral issued by a Doctor, Physician or Chiropractor and is for the purpose of "preventative care" and/or for "resuming deferred care".
In some instances, medical massage for preventative care may be recommended to prevent relapse or maintain level of progress for a condition which may (or may not) have been a result of accident, injury or surgery. When resuming for deferred care, it is strongly recommended you explore your current physical status with your doctor, physician or chiropractor to determine the best course of action & if medical massage is an appropriate service for you to receive at this time.
Any Question regarding this service should be directed to the CONTACT ME page of this website: https://JoanneCosgroveCMT.com/Contact-Me
_Orthopedic/Integrative Massage Therapy uses a variety of manual techniques to relieve tension and restore function to soft tissues of your body that may be a source of pain or restricting your range-of-motion (ROM). Dependent upon the condition of the muscles and fascia, passive and assisted stretching many be utilized. It can be* an effective adjunct therapy in conjunction with other allied healthcare services such as: physical therapy, occupational therapy, acupuncture, personal training, Pilates, chiropractic and osteopathic care. *To promote best outcomes, it is recommended you consult with your medical provider of care if you are currently receiving treatment(s) for an active medical condition(s).
Swedish (Therapeutic) Massage
Swedish Massage is a relaxing and soothing style of bodywork that uses an assortment of massage strokes to assist the body and nervous system in decompressing. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from minor aches, decreased levels of stress in the body, and improved flexibility. Pressure can be varied from light to moderate.
(note: This service r-e-q-u-i-r-e-s a Complimentary telephone Consultation IF you are a first-time client to this office* (USE the blue, "Book Appt." button to schedule OR the CONTACT ME page of this website)
Re-balance your systems in need by-way-of an integrated session that commences with Craniosacral Therapy, followed by Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy (MLD) & finishing with Therapeutic Massage of a light-medium level of pressure, to your back, hips, legs, arms and feet*. INCLUDES: steamed towels applied to the feet or back + choice of aromatherapy via diffuser or blended in a topical application for stress or pain reduction.
* (Time for each of the 3 services can be customized to the requests of the client)
Massage Cupping ("Add On" service, only)
A wonderful (& optional) massage therapy tool to assist in "lifting" tissues of your body that may be highly congested, restricting your Range-Of-Motion (ROM), are sensitive to touch or are a source of pain. The cupping can be integrated with other manual therapy techniques such as compression & is ideal as an aid when receiving work to the Ilio-Tibial Band (sides of the hips & thighs) & to the Plantar Fascia (soles of the feet 👣) Additionally, Facial Massage cups, (that have significantly less "lifting" capability) can be a wonderful tool in addressing sensitive areas such as the jawline, mandible, forehead, occipital region and aid in reducing accumulated congestion of the ears/nose and throat.
(These soft, medical/food-grade silicone cups are designed for use in a therapeutic massage session & are not heated prior to use on the body)
Hemp Derived Pain Cream ("Add On" service, only)
This is an optional enhancement of CBD infused cream that is 100% derived from hemp that is grown, harvested and manufactured in the USA adhering to FDA standards & following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
For optimal benefit the cream is massaged to a targeted area(s) of the body* that is(are) a source of persistent pain that may be restricting range-of-motion or interfering with one's activities of daily living (ADLs)
*Clients should be mindful that uniform & pre-measured amounts of hemp-based lotion or salve are allotted per area(s) & will not be adjusted (increased) for individual client variations such as body hair, height or weight. **Hemp-based lotion will not be applied to visceral area between the pectorals and anterior hips (front of the body).