Welcome to my website! I'm Patricia Keller and I hope that you will book a massage with me. I have been practicing for 13 years. My office is one level and handicap accessible. I have learned many different massage modalities over the years including Swedish, pregnancy massage, infant massage, stress reduction techniques, postural massage for upper/lower body, pain management bodywork, medical massage, and especially Lymph Drainage Therapy. I also do massage parties, on-site chair massage at businesses, and home visits to those not able to come to my office.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Lymphatic drainage is the natural function of the lymphatic system, which is an essential part of immunity. If this function isn't working properly, it can cause a build-up of fluid in tissues as well as more serious medical problems like lymphagitis and lymphoma. Though most of the conditions caused by poor lymphatic drainage are treatable, some require prompt hospitalization and immediate medical care, since they can easily spread throughout the body. There is also a type of therapeutic massage called Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) to help this system work and to treat some of the conditions associated with the lymphatic system
LDT consists of specific movements that are used to lightly push lymph through the system, helping it to drain out of the tissues and move throughout the body. This treatment is commonly used to help with lymphedema, which can be caused by heart problems, wearing tight-fitting clothing, and injuries like sprains and fractures. It also sometimes happens a side effect of chemotherapy treatments and surgeries done to remove breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer. During an LDT session, a massage therapist gently presses and moves his or her hands along the body in specified directions. For instance, if a person's arms and legs are swollen, then the massage therapist may rub both sides of his or her neck with a downward motion.