Body Treatment

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage - (MLD) is a gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste out for elimination. (MLD) improves the function of the Lymphatic System, alleviating symptoms of Post-Surgical Swelling, Auto-Immune Disorder, Fibromyalgia & Post Traumatic Edema (including Sports Injuries, Plastic Surgery and Liposuction). Our treatment promotes general relaxation and skin detoxification, including reducing swelling and pain to expedite your healing time.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage sessions are customized to each client's needs.

Body + Face: Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

The Lymphatic System is an important component of the immune system that fights against foreign substances in the body. The Lymphatic System's function is to help keep the body's tissues healthy by removing metabolic wastes, excess water, proteins, pathogens and toxins from the tissue via the lymph vessels. The lymph vessels connect to the lymph nodes which filters, concentrates, breaks down or stores these substances. From the lymph nodes the lymph vessels transports the fluid back to the blood (circulatory system). Approximately 40% of then fragile lymphatic vessels are subcutaneous (located just under the skin).

If the pathways become blocked, damaged, congested or severed, then the fluids can build up in the tissue leading to edema and fibrosis. If there is damage in the tissue (burns, chronic inflammation, ulceration or hematoma) then the lymph vessel system must transport the damage cells, inflammatory products and toxins away from the area. The quicker this can happen, the faster the recovery will be. Manual Lymph Drainage can aid in this process.

Face: Facial Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a soothing and relaxing massage that can detox your complexion, drain fluids, increase the circulation, reduce swelling and puffiness.

Brazilian Body Touch (BBT) by Angela Guerra

BBT - Authentic Brazilian Technique is a type of deep-tissue massage that targets your deeper-lying connective tissues (fascia) as well as the muscles they support.  It detoxes the body on a cellular level by improving your lymphatic system.  Angela Guerra developed this over the years by combining and improving various Brazilian techniques that have shown results for clients all over the world. 
Some health benefits of this massage are that it reduces water retention, ruptures of fat cells, enhances circulation, removes toxins, boosts weight loss, and it reduces inflammation, stress, and fatigue.  A unique fat cell stimulation using hands and tools.
Angela's pro tip:  To help the results, use the dry brush at home in a circular motion.  This can be in the shower or after with a massage cream, gel, or oil.
Angela's background:  Angela has been refining the technique and helping people achieve results for over 30 years.  She was born and had her own clinic in Sao Paulo before coming to New York City, 16 years ago.

Infrared Sauna

The full-spectrum sauna helps detoxify the body, alleviate chronic pain, improve weight loss and reduce blood pressure. Sweating is the body's natural way to heal and stay healthy. Full spectrum infrared sauna therapy is beneficial for natural healing and prevention because of its ability to penetrate human tissue resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat. It is known to assist with detoxification, weight loss, pain management, heart health and skin purification. Infrared can also provide relief from fibromyalgia, arthritis, neck and back pain because it warms and relaxes joints and muscle tissue.

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