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Diana Remaley, LMT
Diana@RemaleyMassage.com
(203)292-5362
19 Compo Road South
Westport, CT

Focuses

  • Deep Tissue Techniques
  • These techniques are used primarily to "readjust" muscular misalignment which causes pain and discomfort. Although used primarily with athletes, these massage techniques are useful within the umbrella of Swedish massage, in order to reduce everyday latent pain we experience. This is the type of massage that makes one feel a little achy the next day, similar to the soreness you may feel after a good workout session. Often, the most therapeutic massage session will incorporate both Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques for optimum effectiveness.

  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Very simply, the lymphatic system is responsible for the movement and production of lymph, a whitish fluid comprised of various cells. The entire system, including lymph organs, nodes, capillaries, ducts and vessels pulse lymph through the body in a similar way to the blood venous system. It filters, immono-defends and synthesizes cell components, along with many other functions. Due to the fact that the system flows throughout the body, just underneath the skin but above the muscles, the lymph fluid can get "stuck" at various locations. When the lymph doesn't move as freely as is should throughout the body, a plethora of negative effects occur. Lymphatic Drainage is a method of freeing the flow of lymph properly through the body. Indications for this treatment involve almost every system of the body (skin, teeth, GI, metabolic, neurological, orthopedic, osteopathic, ear/nose/throat, rheumotolgic, nephrologic, etc.). Essentially, it helps the organs in your body function better. I have been trained in the first of four levels of this treatment, so I am able to treat the generally healthy patient, as opposed to an immono-compromised one (cancer, serious disease). The best use of this treatment for that healthy patient is to boost the immune system and organ function at what may be a particularly stressful time, such as cold and flu season, holiday time, etc. This treatment is also frequently prescribed by doctors for patients after simple surgeries. In surgery, the lymph vessels are physically severed, and sutures do not reconnect them. The lymph then has nowhere to go in the body, which leads to a hardness around the surgery area. Lymphatic drainage will help both move the lymph away from the area, as well as begin the healing process for the severed lymph vessels. I can also use scar tissue release techniques along with this treatment in order to minimize the look of scars. This drainage is an extremely light touch, performed primarily on the front side of the body, where most lymph nodes exist. You will likely find it a very pleasant and gentle way to spend your session.

  • Sport/Event
  • Primarily, these techniques are used on athletes in order to relieve tension and improve muscular function. That said, running marathons is not a requirement for being considered athletic. This type of massage can aid your weekend bicycling, rock climbing, yoga practice and even your gait. You will certainly begin to notice that receiving massage regularly markedly improves your physical performance.

  • TriggerPoint Therapy
  • Trigger points are the spots in our muscles that feel like hard little "knots". They are often symptomatic of dysfunction in the entire muscle, or surrounding group of muscles. They can be either active, causing pain regularly, or latent, primarily unfelt on a regular basis. Trigger points are known to be localized points of tension within muscles and fascia where blood and oxygen are not regularly flowing. Manually massaging and manipulating these spots causes the body to move blood and oxygen to them, correcting cellular flow, improving movement, and decreasing pain.

  • Myofascial Techniques
  • Fascia is the layer of connective tissue beneath your skin but above your muscles. It runs throughout our entire body and aids in muscular movement. Some current researchers even suggests that fascia is more responsible for joint movement than tendons and ligaments. Myofascial ("myo" means "muscle") techniques manipulate fascia in order to free muscle movements. Often, fascia is affected by our posture and habits, rather than actual muscle injury or exercise. In fact, fascia has been observed to be harder and more dense in occupation-related bodily areas in cadavers. For example, a person who had a desk job for the majority of his or her life might have an increase in fascial tissue in the neck and shoulders, whereas someone who performed manual labor would likely not. This physical evidence suggests that our everyday movements, or lack of movements, can affect lifetime tension patterns. Myofascial release massage physically moves fascial connections in order to keep blood and lymph flowing freely, which makes tissue feel softer, more pliable and more flexible. It has been proven that fascial lines run from certain areas of our bodies to others, meaning pain in one area of the body can be affected by tightened fascia in others. This is the reason fascial therapy is so effective - it treats the entire body. Fascia can only be affected through manual manipulation; this type of massage is therefore extremely therapeutic.

  • Swedish Massage
  • This is the European, most classic type of "relaxation" massage. This is the type of massage most people imagine when they think of long, relaxing strokes and melting away into the massage table. Scientifically, this type of massage moves blood and lymph fluids toward your heart and other body filters, improving circulation and aiding in filtering cellular waste. Excellent for reducing tension and feeling like walking away on a cloud!

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    Diana Remaley, LMT
    Diana@RemaleyMassage.com
    (203)292-5362
    19 Compo Road South
    Westport, CT

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