NORMATEC COMPRESSION THERAPY

Written by Angela Pidgeon

The NormaTec system of compression was originally developed for use in the medical sector with patients who had problems with circulation, swelling and inflammation.

Benefits of NormaTec Compression Therapy

  • Decreases muscle recovery time
  • Reduces soreness
  • Decreases muscle tension and inflammation
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduces swelling and water accumulation
  • Increases blood flow and circulation

How Does it Work?


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BENEFITS OF MASSAGE

Written by Angela Pidgeon

Why Massage Therapy?

Massage is a form of maintenance for our bodies.  It can help us heal and maintain our overall wellness.  It should not be looked at as a luxury, but as a form of care for ourselves.  Massage can have many benefits.

A few benefits of massage include:

  • De-stressing,
  • Releases tight muscles,
  • Lowers blood pressure,
  • Increases circulation, and releases endorphins.

Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress. Frequent massage can decrease anxiety, enhance sleep quality, provide more energy, increase circulation and reduce fatigue.


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THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

Written by Angela Pidgeon

What is the Lymphatic System?

The term “lymphatic” is originally derived from “lymphaticus,” a word meaning “connected to water” from the Latin language.  The main function of our lymph system is to transport clear fluid throughout the body that aids in a variety of important detox mechanisms.  As a subset of our circulatory system the lymphatic system regulates fluid retention, digestion, blood purification, and various responses to infection and inflammation throughout the body. Overall, the lymph system is truly the foundation behind health from the inside out.


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THE IMPORTANCE OF STRETCHING

Written by Angela Pidgeon

In its most basic form, stretching is a natural and instinctive activity; it is performed by humans and many other animals. Stretching often occurs instinctively after waking from sleep, after long periods of inactivity, or after exiting confined spaces and areas. 

Muscles, like other tissues in our body, need to be well circulated and healthy.  We spend most of our day in the same posture.  By not stretching, we continue to overuse and fatigue our muscles, making them short and tight.  In return, we form adhesions and connective tissue that is not needed, decrease circulation, decrease flexibility, increase the risk of tendonitis, increase aches and pain.


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MASSAGE MAINTENANCE

Written by Angela Pidgeon

"Scheduling a regular therapeutic massage is a supportive and restorative measure you can take to maintain physical and mental well-being throughout your life!"  Think of regular massage treatments as an investment in your health, as you would a gym membership or purchasing quality healthy food. 

How often you receive massage depends on why you're seeking massage. In dealing with the general tension of everyday commutes, computer work, and time demands, a monthly massage may be enough to sustain you. On the other hand, if you're seeking massage for chronic pain, you may need regular treatments every week or two. Or if you're addressing an acute injury or dealing with high levels of stress, you may need more frequent sessions. Your situation will dictate the optimum time between treatments. 


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