Brandywine Wellness Group

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Services

Bodywork for the Baby Boomer Generation
Unlike generations that have come before, baby boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—are undoubtedly a generation on the move. Staying that way involves eating right, staying fit, and setting aside time for invaluable self-care, like massage and bodywork.
How can massage help improve my quality of life? Massage improves circulation, promotes healthier skin, boosts your immune system and reduces stress.
The passive movement in massage keeps joints more mobile and stimulates the synovial fluid, which lubricates the joints and nourishes the articular cartilage. Massage also prompts the release of endorphins and other pain-reducing neurochemicals.


Sweedish & Deep Tissue Massage                                                                                                                         The term "Swedish massage" refers to a full body treatment where the therapist applies various strokes, pressures, and techniques to both deep and superficial muscles. The pressure of each massage is adjusted to the needs and desires of each client. We find that when working with a client, their body will tell us where it needs more or less pressure. We then zone in on those areas that are "asking" for attention and provide the attention asked for. It's not necessarily "Deep Pressure" that is needed but appropriate pressure  to acheve the desired result. That result being the release of pain and restriction and a relaxed, happy and healthier person!


Myofascial Release Massage . . .

Have you been coping with chronic pain and restricted movement?        Well this might just be the therapy for you!

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This is done by gentle pressure applied slowly allowing the “Fascia” to elongate.

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)

Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.

What is Fascia?                                                                                                                                                         Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider's web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.


Acupressure 
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese method of accessing and releasing blocked energy centers in the body to reestablish the balance of energy flow. Acupressure focuses on the energy pathways, called meridians and works the same way as acupuncture. The difference is there are no needles involved, instead the fingertips are used for this treatment. Great relief in physical and/or emotional discomfort can be achieved. 


Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Neck & Face
The rejuvenation this modality provides to the neck and face is invaluable. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) will bring a beautiful glow to your face and a deep relaxation to your body and soul. It is a highly specialized form of massage, which uses very light, precise and rythmic hand movements with spesific pressures and sequences. The lymphatic system primarily isolates and fight infections, absorbs and carries away excess fluid, fat and debris from your body. MLD boosts your body's immune system, calms the nervous system and can help wit hsome medical conditions. This internationaly known technique, developed in france in 1932 by Physical Therapists Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder, is a widley accepted part of hrallthcare in European health plans. Find out yourself what MLD can do for you!


 
Prenatal Massage
Massage during pregnancy not only makes a woman feel pampered, but offers undeniable physical benefits as well. Massage can relieve fatigue, enhance sleep, and calm an active baby. Looking closer at the Second Trimester - a massage alleviates backaches and relieve leg cramps. In the Third Trimester the treatment helps to reduce swelling/edema, relieve pain from varicosities, enhance sleep, prepare pelvic muscles for birth process.
When receiving pregnancy massage, you are positioned on your side to give the therapist access to your back or in a semi-reclining position for massage on the front of your body. Your body will be supported with pillows or special cushions. You will be properly draped while the therapist is working, except for the area being massaged.
What about massage after delivery of my baby?
Massage during the weeks after delivery helps to restore muscle tone in the abdomen and reposition the pelvis. And remember, touch is a very important part of bonding with your baby. Ask about receiving instruction in massaging your baby.

Stress Management                                                                                                                                                     All of the work we do reduces stress and helps our clients feel relaxed. (See benefits page!) But there are specific treatments and modalities that can assist you in reaching a more relaxed way of living. We are trained in many forms of stress reduction techniques and often send our clients out from a session with a few valuable "tips" that they can practice in their everyday living that will bring life's everyday stresses to a more manageable level. Even when they are not in our office!

All of our services are $85.00 per one hour session.
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