LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
Lymphatic massage, also called lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage, is a technique developed in Germany for the treatment of lymphedema. The lymph system is the only system in the body without a pump. It relies on contractions of our skeletal muscle and smooth muscle cells for natural drainage, which is generally accomplished with daily natural movement. However, when a person’s mobility is limited or after lymph nodes have been removed (most often a mastectomy for breast cancer), this natural drainage of the lymph is quickly compromised and requires external help via periodic manual lymphatic drainage massages.
WHAT WE OFFER
CERULEAN’s medical-grade 48 cuffs Lower body Compression Therapy (BOA) device provides a more wide-ranging treatment than traditional manual lymphatic massages that are limited to the masseuse’s two hands. BOA uses 24-individualized cuff pockets in each leg to massage the entire circumference of the leg concurrently while applying pressure up to 140mmHg.
How does the BOA affect the body?
This approach delivers a more effective, consistent and repeatable treatment, massage after massage. In addition, the BOA unit is equipped with a biofeedback feature that individualizes and adapts the massage to each person specific body or as the person’s condition improves over time.
We also recommend combining your session with Whole Body Arctic Cryotherapy (WBAC) before each massage to increase the efficacy of your treatment.
The operator-free aspect of the Lower body Compression Therapy (BOA) unit renders the price per massage to average well below $1 per minute.
In contradiction with the traditional pre-packaged offering of manual massages, massage time with BOA will adapt and vary in length based on the biofeedback received by the device during the session, thereby, adjusting the massage to YOUR specific body. Expect the session to average between 42 mins to 55 minutes.
Introductory BOA massage: $30
Single BOA massage: $45
Single BOA massages combined with WBAC: $65
Package of (10) BOA massages: $350
Package of (10) BOA massages combined with WBAC: $525
For more information or to book by phone, call us at 480.362.3622.
Our services are by appointment only, so we ask that you please schedule 24 hours in advance at a minimum to ensure availability of service at your time of choice. Walk-ins and last minute appointments are subject to availability.
Other benefits of Lower body Compression Therapy include:
- Decreased inflammation in lower body
- Improved circulation to aid with conditions such as DVT or Compartment Syndrome
- Prevent the development of cellulite prophylaxis
- Reduce the accumulation of cellulite and liquid
- Prevention and elimination of early varicose
- Shaping legs, abdomen, buttocks
- Strengthening loose skin (result of pregnancy, obesity)
- Immediate relief for “heavy legs” syndrome
- Rapid recovery, improved results, and natural tightening of the skin following liposuction, laser lipolysis, cavitation or CoolSculpting procedures
- Flushing of toxins (lymphatic mobilization) prior to or following an athletic competition
What are you doing this Memorial Day Weekend? If you don't have anything planned, here are some fun ideas. You could also contact Cerulean at (480) 362-3622 to find out more information on how we can help you accomplish your fitness and overall good health goals. #cerulean #healthfromwithin #memorialday
Cerulean is here to help! Whether your goal is wellness, weight loss, longevity, fitness or athletic performance, understanding your cellular health, your autonomic nervous system balance and your physiological fitness levels is essential to successfully meeting your goals.
As complex as this may sound, this can be easily accomplished with our non-invasive and medical-grade BODY360 assessment. The assessment provides you with a baseline that can be used as an objective reference to enable a data-driven and completely individualized approach to align your body with your goals.
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FUSING GOOD TASTE AND GOOD NUTRITION - From Harvard Medical
Every spring, Harvard Medical School's Department of Continuing Education, The Osher Institute at Harvard Medical School, and The Culinary Institute of America present a special event called "Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives."
This four-day conference brings together doctors, dietitians, and health care professionals for an experience that combines the latest nutrition research with healthy cooking demonstrations and hands-on workshops.
Here are some practical tips for nutritious and delicious home-cooking from a recent Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives.
MAKE PLANTS THE MAIN ATTRACTION
A substantial amount of research shows that people who eat a plant-based diet — mainly fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes — live longer and enjoy better health than people whose diets consist mainly of animal-based foods like meat.
Many cultures developed their cuisines around plant foods out of necessity. Traditionally, animal protein was expensive, so limited quantities were available. Mediterranean, Latin American, and Asian cultures are known for pairing healthy plant foods with lean protein (fish, chicken) and monounsaturated fat (olive oils, nuts).
These diets can have substantial health benefits. For example, a Mediterranean-style diet has been found responsible for:
• longer life expectancy
• reduced heart disease
• relief from rheumatoid arthritis
• lower rates of Parkinson's disease
• lower rates of Alzheimer's disease
Here are three tips to get creative with your plant-based meals:
• Follow the motto "If it grows together, it goes together." For example, try the Spanish sauce called romesco over grilled vegetables. It's made from roasted red peppers, olive oil, and nuts.
• Make olive oil really shine by matching a bold olive oil, such as a Tuscan varietal, with other bold flavors, such as rosemary and pine nuts.
• Complement a milder olive oil, such as a French varietal, with subtly flavored foods.
Locally grown foods may be fresher and have higher nutrient content. Since they spend less time being shipped and handled, they may look and taste better.
SPICE IT UP
Despite the lack of research on their health benefits, spices, herbs, and aromatics (any plant, herb, or spice that adds lively scent to a beverage or food) make other plant foods mouth-watering treats. And they are definitely a healthier option than piling on the salt. Unlike salt, spices have not been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, or stroke.
Here are four ways to ensure the quality and flavor of your spices:
• Buy them in small quantities and in their whole form to ensure freshness.
• Store them in a cool, dry space.
• Grind them right before use.
• Toast them dry in a hot skillet or stir-fry them in oil over medium-high heat (both for just 10-20 seconds).
GET EXCITED ABOUT WHOLE GRAINS
Rich in fiber, vitamin E, and magnesium, whole grains (such as whole-wheat bread or pasta, or brown rice) are far better nutritionally than refined grains (such as white bread or white rice). And they make you feel fuller longer. Because the starch inside of them is absorbed more slowly, they're less likely than refined grains to quickly be stored as fat.
Regular consumption of whole grains reduces the risk of:
• heart disease
• diet-related depression (usually associated with very low-carbohydrate diets)
Here are five ways to incorporate different types of whole grains into your diet:
• Use whole-grain bread, pasta, and brown or wild rice.
• Try grains from around the world such as teff, spelt, farro, kamut, and amaranth.
• Blend whole grains with colorful vegetables, spices, and olive oil.
• Eat whole-grain cold or hot cereals, adding fruit, low-fat milk, or nuts.
• Season whole grains with sweet spices like nutmeg, allspice, cardamom, and masala spice.
GO A LITTLE NUTS
In a large trial of men and women, eating nuts five times a week or more lowered diabetes risk by 27%. In another large study, women who ate nuts just about every day lowered their risk of heart disease by 32%.
However, since a one-ounce portion of nuts can pack 160 calories or more, eat them in moderation to help prevent weight gain. Two tasty suggestions: toasted pine nuts sprinkled over whole-grain pasta, or almonds on cereal.
Following the above advice will not only make your meals nutritious, but will also allow you to enjoy some of the most delicious food you've ever eaten.