Christa Nigh Massage Therapy
Christa offers Registered Massage Therapy, Manual Lymph Drainage and Reiki treatments. These can be used individually, or combined in a single appointment, to suit the needs of each client.
There are many benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.
Massage therapy is beneficial for people of all ages. The real benefit of massage therapy is in the prevention of illness and conditions, but is also beneficial for treatment of injuries, illness and stress. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.
Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by:
The lymph vessel system is responsible for carrying excess water, proteins, and wastes from the connective tissue back to the blood stream. During the transportation process it is cleaned, filtered, and concentrated with many immune reactions occurring in the lymph nodes. If there is damage in the connective tissue (e.g. burns, chronic inflammation, ulceration, hematoma), then the lymph vessel system must transport the damaged cells, inflammatory products and toxins away from the area. The quicker this can happen, the faster the recovery will be. If the pathways become congested, blocked, damaged, or severed (from injury, illness, surgery, radiation) then fluids can build up in the connective tissue (this is called "edema") and eventually cell pathology may begin.
Through the pumping and stretching effect of the lymph vessels, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) makes lymph flow faster and stimulates the formation of new connections between lymph vessels.
MLD has many diverse applications such as:
There are treatments designed for many different pathologies, but essentially MLD is helping the body to recover faster by stimulating lymph flow and drainage mechanisms. Apart from increasing lymph flow, MLD also has a pain relieving effect and can be used with recent trauma, such as sports injuries. Patients find the techniques soothing and relaxing, with no side effects. It is a gentle, rhythmic massage-like movement, performed with a great deal of precision and requires a well-trained therapist to obtain good results.
The word Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese kanji for universal life-force energy.
Reiki is a Japanese holistic, light-touch, energy-based treatment approach. Working as a support mechanism to the body, Reiki re-establishes a normal energy flow of ki (life force energy) throughout the system, which in turn can enhance and accelerate the body's innate healing ability. The simplicity of a Reiki session may raise some skepticism, however, after experiencing it, many clients keep coming back for more of those relaxing feelings.
Reiki can be used in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques. It promotes healing and can help reduce side effects from other treatments.