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I have actively practiced as a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and massage therapist since 1993 with special interest and training in the Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) technique. My experience is with lymphedema disease, edema in general, pre- and post-surgery massage, cosmetic surgery edema  and more.   My search for a low or non impact movement modality led me to become a certified trainer in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® I have found it to be a helpful movement modality to stimulate the Lymphatic system and other stagnation out of the body. The Gyrotonic method is the base for movement sessions used at the office. Palliative care is another direction of great interest, as many of my clients are in disease states.  My mission is to provide compassionate care and resources for my clients.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM)

Tecnica Gavilan is a soft tissue protocol that utilizes instruments, (IASTM), to improve the restoration and healing of soft tissue pathologies.  Some areas the instruments can be utilized for:   Scar Tissue, Adhesion, Muscle Strains, Ankle Sprains, Plantar Facitis, Achilles Tendon,Patellar Tendon, Illiotibial Tract, Rotator Cuff, Biceps Tendon, Hamstring Tendons, Runner’s Knee, Jumper’s Knee, Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Baseball Shoulder, Swimmer’s Shoulder, Adhesive Capsulitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Myofascial Syndrome and Back & Neck Pain.  
Some of the Benefits of IASTM are: 
  • Increased motion with decreased pain
  • Rehabilitation is shortened
  • Strength returns earlier
  • Increased flexibility
  • Facilitates power and strength
  • Enhances performance
  • Conditioning may continue
Call for more information or to set up an appointment 760/408-7661

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