Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2019!
As you may have noticed while checking out my page, I provide a variety of Remedial Massage techniques. I also offer Myofascial Release and Lymphatic Drainage as a combination treatment in the same session. This form of therapy can be used for a variety of pathologies, including the removal of toxins after chemotherapy to treat cancer.
30 years ago, when I started using Lymphatic Drainage as a treatment technique, it was considered to be a separate modality. Even though my training protocol stated not to use it in conjunction with other therapeutic approaches, I always felt that I wanted to treat the underlying structures as well. It simply made sense to me that increased blood flow and softer muscle tissue would enhance the effects of Lymphatic Drainage.
Myofascial Release came into the picture many years after my original training as a practitioner. Once I started using it more frequently, I noticed the tissue response in the skin. The effects were very similar to the ones I observed after a Lymphatic Drainage treatment. It occurred to me that I might be able to improve the overall results by combining the two techniques in the same treatment. This was the beginning of my combined Myofascial Release and Lymphatic Drainage sessions. The session time became longer and longer … The results that my clients are experiencing confirm to me that the treatment is actually working.
When I came across the article from Andrew Gallagher about the Integrated Approach, it was confirming my own experiences.
I agree that there is a connection between headaches and sinuses and inflammation and restriction (including trigger points) in the myofascial system. The responses of my clients to the combined Myofascial Release and Lymphatic Drainage techniques in the area of the neck and shoulder girdle include pain relief in the sinus area and a decrease in headaches.
Please find attached the link to the interesting article about the Integrated Approach: