Massage Therapy Can Help Relieve Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Symptoms

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What is Parkinson's disease? Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. Parkinson's symptoms usually begin gradually and get worse over time. As the disease progresses, people may have difficulty walking and talking. Symptoms people may experience with Parkinson's disease: Tremor: can occur at rest, in the hands, limbs, or can be postural Muscular: stiff muscles, difficulty standing, difficulty walking, difficulty with bodily movements, involuntary movements, muscle rigidity, problems with coordination, rhythmic muscle contractions, slow bodily movement, or slow shuffling gait Sleep: early awakening, nightmares, restless sleep, or sleep disturbances Whole body: fatigue, dizziness, poor balance, or restlessness Cognitive: amnesia, confusion in the evening hours, dementia, or difficulty thinking and understanding Speech: difficulty speaking, soft speech, or voice box spasms…
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Benefits of Pre- and Post-Surgical Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage

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Pre- and Post-Surgical MLD Massage Lymphatic drainage massage is a specific type of massage body work that gently yet effectively eliminates the build-up of toxins and fluids caused by blockages in the flow of lymphatic fluids throughout the lymphatic system. Because the lymphatic system is easily disrupted by many surgical procedures, your surgeon may recommend manual lymphatic massage as an important part of your treatment plan, potentially before and after your surgical procedure.   When it comes to preparing for and recovering from surgery, manual lymphatic drainage massage offes numerous benefits, including but certainly not limited to:   Relieving discomfort and pain;   Stimulating the immune system and the body natural ability to speed healing;  Reducing post-surgical swelling and bruising;  Minimizing the development of post-surgical scar tissue;  Relaxing the sympathetic nervous system to promote calm and reduce stress;  If you are planning for a surgical procedure, speak to your physician and…
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Post-Surgical Lymphatic Drainage Massage with Tampa Massage Clinic 

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What is Post-Surgical Lymphatic Drainage Massage?  Also called lymphatic massage or lymph massage, lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle form of body work designed to reestablish and encourage the proper functioning of the lymphatic system.   The lymphatic system is one way in which your body rids itself of toxins and supports the body’s natural immune system. The lymph system is composed of complex and interconnected vessels and nodes found throughout the entire body. If the lymphatic system becomes overwhelmed due to illness or infection, the natural flow of lymphatic fluids can become blocked, leading to swelling, numbness, bruising, and discomfort.  Many surgical procedures also result in disruptions to the lymphatic system, one reason why swelling, or edema, is so often an immediate side effect of surgery. When performed as part of a…
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