Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Lymphatic Massage Therapy

Dr. Andrew Weil believes that lymphatic massage is a worthwhile treatment for lymphedema, but he emphasizes that individuals who do not have lymphedema do not need lymphatic drainage, no matter what health claims are made for it. 

Some internet sites warn of the health consequences of “sluggish lymphatic flow” and promote lymphatic drainage for all manner of supposed benefits ranging from detoxification of the body, regeneration of burned, injured or wrinkled tissue, anti-aging effects, and relief of sinusitis, bronchitis, ear infections, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, constipation, insomnia, memory loss, cellulite, and obesity. 

However, Dr. Weil has not seen good evidence supporting any of these effects of manual lymphatic drainage, and neither have I. As long as your lymphatic tissues or lymph nodes have not been damaged or removed, there is no need to worry about lymphatic flow and drainage.  If you do have lymphedema due to removal of lymph nodes, please give us a call for an MLD session today. 

If you'd like to find our more about lymphatic drainage, you can read the rest of Dr. Weil's article here.  Or you can go to the National Lymphedema Network by clicking here.  

Marsha McArthur, LMT, BCTMB, DOMP 
Asclepieion Massage Therapy
The Art & Science of Healing Bodywork
www.asclepieion.massagetherapy.com
520-355-0819

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

What's in a Name?


In ancient Greece and Rome, the Asclepieion were healing temples sacred to the god Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine. These healing temples were a place where people would visit to receive either treatment or some sort of healing, whether it was spiritual or physical.  Starting around 350 BC, the cult of Asclepius became increasingly popular and pilgrims flocked to the Asklepieion to be healed.

Pilgrims usually slept overnight and reported their dreams to a priest the following day. The priests prescribed various therapies which included fasting, meditation, hypnosis, chanting, visits to the baths or gymnasium and massage. These temples included carefully controlled spaces conducive to healing, and the attendants at the temples were known as “Therapeutae,” meaning “to serve, or heal” and is the root for the modern-day word, therapist. The rod of Asklepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains a symbol of medicine today, and will be used as our logo. 
Now that you know what our name means, come see us for a great therapeutic massage!

Marsha McArthur, LMT, BCTMB, DOMP 
Asclepieion Massage Therapy
The Art & Science of Healing Bodywork
www.asclepieion.massagetherapy.com

520-355-0819

How Massage Therapy Helps Veterans and Trauma Survivors

Massage therapy might be a beneficial complementary treatment to help ease symptoms. I am also a veteran, with 12 years in the Air Force.  

Click here to read more, or give me a call to set up a session at my studio.  

Marsha McArthur, LMT, BCTMB, DOMP 
Asclepieion Massage Therapy
The Art & Science of Healing Bodywork
www.asclepieion.massagetherapy.com

520-355-0819
Vacuum Therapy is a Powerful Tool to Free the Fascia


Decompression techniques that use a vacuum tool (a.k.a. cupping) are relatively new in the manual therapy arena, and are quickly becoming widely used by a variety of healthcare professionals. Call us today for your own cupping session!

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Marsha McArthur, LMT, BCTMB, DOMP
Asclepieion Massage Therapy
The Art & Science of Healing Bodywork
www.asclepieion.massagetherapy.com
520-355-0819

Looking after joint mobility as we age

How manual osteopathy and massage therapy can help...Give us a call today for an appointment!

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Marsha McArthur, LMT, BCTMB, DOMP
Asclepieion Massage Therapy
The Art & Science of Healing Bodywork
www.asclepieion.massagetherapy.com

520-355-0819
Reconfirmed: Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat and Sick

If you’re still holding out hope that science will eventually prove artificial sweeteners to be beneficial, or at the very least harmless, you’re likely to be disappointed. Again and again, research shows no-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose cause the same problems as excess sugar, and then some.

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Marsha McArthur, LMT, BCTMB, DOMP
Asclepieion Massage Therapy
The Art & Science of Healing Bodywork
www.asclepieion.massagetherapy.com
520-355-0819
Unique neuronal firing patterns in our "second brain" observed for the first time

Using a newly developed imaging technique, a team of researchers in Australia has directly observed a unique neural motor firing pattern outside of the brain or central nervous system. The pattern of neuronal firing, in the intestine, showed exactly how our enteric nervous system coordinates contractions in our gastrointestinal tract.

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Marsha McArthur, LMT, BCTMB, DOMP
Asclepieion Massage Therapy
The Art & Science of Healing Bodywork
www.asclepieion.massagetherapy.com
520-355-0819

Lymphatic Massage Therapy

Dr. Andrew Weil believes that lymphatic massage is a worthwhile treatment for lymphedema, but he emphasizes that individuals who do not have...