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Here you will find Intake Forms for various services. However, even more importantly, you will find articles, videos and audio files to in"form" you and support your healing process. As it is our mission to educate as well as treat, you will often have our therapists recommend you look up any of the following information.

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All clients are asked to fill out a New Client Intake Form. This allows us to review your condition and medical history in order to prepare for your first session. You can download PDF's and email, or, if you  prefer, you can bring it with you.

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Grab a quiet corner and read some of the support articles we feel are important to all our clients.

Self Care Videos

Eliminate Chronic Pain!!! Full Body Gua Sha Self Treatment: How to scrape the body.
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Eliminate Chronic Pain!!! Full Body Gua Sha Self Treatment: How to scrape the body.

Eliminate Chronic Pain!!! Full Body Gua Sha Self Treatment how to. Hi Everyone - If you are wondering what Gua Sha (like the Western style Graston that physical therapists use) is or why you would use it, make sure you check out this video. I will take you through your entire body and show you how to use it on each part. If you want to check out some of these tools that I use on the video, here's the link to amazon. https://www.amazon.com/shop/runtyrun?listId=16I2DT18LQSLX BUY MY FAVORITE GUA SHA TOOL HERE! https://www.zionsedgemassage.com/shop Also, I have programs that are meant to FIGHT fatigue, as well as fitness programs to RESET metabolism. You can check them out here. www.healthyfitwithty.com I am a certified Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, and former Pro Athelete that currently has Fibromyalgia and Chonic Fatigue. I was a successful Spartan Athlete because I knew how to tap into the power of the mind to acheive athletic goals. After a really stressful period, I developed these conditions and my professional career ended abruptly. I spent 2 years in the depths of depression, severe Chronic Fatigue, and Fibromyalgia. I know that it was past trauma that got me into that mess, and know that by using the power of my mind that I can heal. I will never give up searching for ways to be in complete remission - I can't and I won't. Sometimes I feel like giving up But i Just Can't It isn't in my blood. I've learned so much through my formal and informal education on these subjects, and I want to share it all and help others through their hard times. Feel free to PM me. You can also follow me here. For Ty (runtyrun32) https://www.instagram.com/runtyrun32/ Website - www.zionsedgemassage.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tyann.clark https://www.facebook.com/pg/Zions-Edge-Massage- Therapy-470533213303737/services/? ref=page_internal https://www.facebook.com/RunTyRun/?view_public_for=393220227442087 Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/runtyrun0061/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/i/notifications I will be videos that deal with all types of self care, including exercise, massage techniques, self massage, dealing with injuries, nutrition, strengthening, mental health and much more! If you are in the area, you can schedule massage treatments with me there! Follow me on my social media links to get lots of Self Care Tips and How tos . And please SUBSCRIBE to my channel here and like and comment on the videos so that I will keep them coming! Here are the links for the Gua Sha tools (I am not affililated) https://www.amazon.com/Medical-Stainless-Massage-ST002-Guashaspace/dp/B014CNU18Q?th=1 http://www.guashaspace.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Scraping-FANCER-Carnelian-Acupuncture-Treatment/dp/B071WV66NK/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1519745004&sr=8-4&keywords=gua+sha+tools+agate
Dry Brushing for Lymphatic Drainage - Shown the Best way by a Lymphedema Physical Therapist
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Dry Brushing for Lymphatic Drainage - Shown the Best way by a Lymphedema Physical Therapist

Dry Brushing is suggested to be a tool to help keep the lymphatic system healthy and moving. Dry brushing for lymphatic drainage is used by some to try and reduce swelling, but it's mostly used for skin health and signs of aging via exfoliation. It's a tool for lymphatic drainage massage, as well, but must be used gently to avoid skin breakdown. Generally, most videos or blogs will tell you to brush towards the heart, but as a certified lymphedema therapist, I show you in this video how the lymphatic system works and what would be the best technique to do dry brushing for lymphedema or your lymphatic system to be most effective. It's important to note that Dry Brushing has anecdotal evidence only at this time, but if cleared by your provider and done safely, some may find benefit. ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐—Ÿ๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐——๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ? Shop my e-guide for *Dry Brushing the Body*: https://bit.ly/Dry-Brush-Body Shop my e-guide for *Dry Brushing the Face*: https://bit.ly/Dry-Brush-Face 00:00 What is Dry Brushing? 3:04 Starting your Dry Brushing 3:47 Dry Brushing of the Arm 7:18 Dry Brushing of the Leg Here is the Brush I used in this Video: https://amzn.to/3jM9goe Or, this popular set of Brushes including Body Brush (with long handle) and Face Brush: https://amzn.to/3nwVzvM If someone's skin is too sensitive or delicate for dry brushing try The Lymphatic Brush (Large for Body, Small for Face): https://bit.ly/LymphaticBrush Code KS10 for 10% off! (expires 10/31/2024) Eco-Friendly Brush Options with Long Handle: https://goto.target.com/MXXo2n Or, if dry brushing isn't safe or too harsh, then consider manual lymph drainage using your hand ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Finding my channel and content helpful and want to support my channel? Your donations are greatly appreciated and can be made here: http://buymeacoffee.com/cancerrehabpt Join us on Instagram: @cancerrehabpt https://www.instagram.com/cancerrehabpt/ Check out my website for more information: http://cancerrehabpt.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Dry Brushing for FACE and NECK video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjljIFpuEQU Manual Lymph Drainage/Lymphatic Massage Videos: Right Arm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1djy7pVkIRU&t=82s Left Arm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClB_nqi2u04&t=23s Right Leg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vEhZ3iyfdE&t=67s Left Leg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TCEAQL5LLE&t=240s Breast/Chest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSXIcxwkc6A&t=38s Head and Neck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQdLZ26r-rU Use code KELLY10 for 10% off the BEST, medical-quality lymphedema products at BrightLife Direct: https://bit.ly/3udwb1t For my favorite, go-to products related to management and wellness for lymphatic health and oncology, checkout my storefront!: http://amazon.com/shop/cancerrehabpt Disclosure: Links included in this description may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission. There is no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! DISCLAIMER THE CONTENT OF THIS VIDEO DOES NOT REPLACE THE CARE OF PHYSICAL THERAPISTS OR OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS. THIS VIDEO CONTENT IS IN NO WAY TO BE CONSTRUED OR SUBSTITUTED AS PHYSICAL THERAPY OR ANY OTHER TYPE MEDICAL ADVICE, BUT IS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION aND DEMONSTRATION ONLY. THESE MOVES MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION, SO GET APPROVAL AND GUIDANCE FROM YOUR OWN HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BEFORE BEGINNING. PERFORM AT YOUR OWN RISK. DON'T USE THIS CONTENT TO SELF-DIAGNOSE OR SELF-TREAT ANY HEALTH, MEDICAL, OR PHYSICAL CONDITION. YOU AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY CANCER REHAB PT LLC FOR ANY AND ALL LOSSES INJURIES, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS THAT ARISE FROM YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THIS CONTENT. ALL CONTENT OR RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE COMPANYโ€™S WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA, BLOG, OR EMAIL SERIES AND CANCER REHAB PT LLC's COMMENTS ARE EXPRESSIONS OF OPINION ONLY.
Videos

Meditations

Meditations
Relaxation and Grounding Meditation - 16 Minutes
Inner Listening - 29 Minutes
Stress Relief - 10 Minutes
FAQs

FAQ's

  • Light Touch Deep Tissue Massage
    Many people think that massage has to be deep, hard and painful to be effective. This is no pain, no gainโ€ approach is like treating your pain with a sledge hammer and can actually be harmful. If you are in pain, have had an injury or surgery, your body is already in a form of traumatic response. If you inflict more force and pain, the nervous system responds through the proprioceptors in the muscles by creating protective guarding spasm/tension in the muscles. This is the exact opposite of your desired effect. Additionally, the body sends more inflammation to the area in an effort to heal and protect the area from the โ€œattackโ€. This is why people sometimes report feeling like they were โ€œbeaten upโ€ or โ€œhit by a Mack truckโ€ after a particularly aggressive massage session. At Light Hand, we always work with a light touch and a deep focus. This means that we begin treating any muscle tension or pain by first flushing out the inflammation with Swedish and Lymphatic massage. It immediately reduces pain and increases circulation of blood, oxygen and nutrients. This gives the muscle more of what it essentially needs to heal and function. Once the therapist feels the muscle is ready, she/he sinks in slowly to the deeper layers of the pain pattern, always โ€œlisteningโ€ with skilled, sensitive hands to the muscle response. When working deeply, but with patience and sensitivity, the therapist does not trigger a defensive reaction in the tissue. Instead, the muscles, in connection with the nervous system, utilize their own healing capabilities to relax and become more functional. As the pattern releases, the therapist is able to work diligently through deeper and deeper layers of the dysfunction. In this way, the client can experience real and lasting pain relief and whole body wellness.
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
    Manual lymph drainage massage is a form of very light massage that encourages healthy lymph flow and the reduction of inflammation throughout the entire body. Our approach is to treat the whole lymph system, not just affected areas, and deep stores of congestion, not just the superficial swelling. This is particularly good for detoxification, sports injuries, pre- and post- surgery and pre and post-cancer treatment. Light Hand therapists use their skills to seek out and flush long held inflammation and fluid congestion that can contribute to fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, foot pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, restless legs and other chronic pain syndromes. When used in the abdominal area, deep lymphatic drainage can support healthy digestion, elimination and reproductive health. All the Light Hand therapists are trained in Lymphatic Drainage massage because we believe it to be incredibly effective in increase health and treating the chronic pain conditions we see every day in our practice.
  • Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
    Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, noninvasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the cranial sacral system. This system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face, and mouthโ€“which make up the craniumโ€“down to the sacrum or tailbone. Since this system influences the development and function of the brain and spinal cord, any imbalance or dysfunction in the cranial sacral system could cause sensory, motor, or neurological disabilities. These problems may include chronic or acute pain following injury to the head or spine, headaches or migraines, vertigo, eye difficulties, sinus problems, ear blockage and other dysfunctions of the central nervous system. The cranial sacral therapy practitioner uses a light touch to assist the natural movement of fluid within the cranial sacral system and encourage balance between the bones. Theresa Wilkes is our certified cranial therapist with 30 years of experience in working with people of all ages with cranial injuries or imbalances.
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
    Neuromuscular Therapy is a very specialized form of massage therapy often referred to as Trigger Point Therapy. NMT is the utilization of static pressure on specific myofascial or trigger points to relieve pain. Trigger points are concentrated areas of dysfunction in the tissue that refer or โ€œtriggerโ€ pain in other areas. Therefore, this work is vitally important to understanding and treating long standing pain syndromes. Neuromuscular therapy is highly beneficial in re-stabilizing the neurological activity between the muscular and nervous system, which is necessary to maintain normal function and overall health of our body. At Light Hand, our therapists practice NMT in conjunction with lymphatic drainage methods to ensure that the metabolic wastes formerly held in the trigger points are flushed from the tissues to prevent re-occurrence and avoid pain after a treatment.
  • Gua Sha and Cupping
    These techniques are modern applications of ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practices. Gua Sha involves repeated pressured strokes over lubricated skin with a smooth edged instrument. Skin is typically coated with massage oil and a gua sha tool, made traditionally of bones, water buffalo horn, jade or a newer plastic or metal, is rubbed across an area of muscle tension, inflammation or congestion. This action scrapes or โ€œirons outโ€ the affected muscle and fascia while flushing out stuck inflammation. While Gua Sha uses pressure, cupping is an ancient form of therapy in which uses suction to lift the tissues and draw fluids to the surface. It is understood that this mobilizes blood and lymph flow in order to promote healing. Some therapists use heat or mechanical devices to create suction. At Light Hand, we use simple hand pump cups to gently draw the tissue upwards by creating a vacuum in a cup over the target area of the skin and muscle. We generally move the cup in a fluid motion over the muscles. But, we may also โ€œparkโ€ the cup on a particularly tight or inflamed muscle for the greatest effect. We have found this to help treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles, adhesions in the connective tissue, trigger points, and deep congestion.
  • Range of Motion / Stretching
    Flexibility is an essential component to the health of the muscle, the joints and the body as a whole. Light Hand therapists will pay close attention to the mobility of all the joints during clinical massage treatment. We work all of the muscles associated with hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, necks etc. It is quite common that the therapist will include range of motion techniques and stretches on the table during a session. Additionally, the therapist will frequently demonstrate and guide the client in stretches that he/she can practice between appointments. Self-care like this is a very important part of our mission to empower the client to achieve pain relief and wellness long after treatment is needed.
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