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Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

lymphatic drainage massage

The lymphatic system is a branch of the circulatory system made up of organs (spleen, thymus, tonsils and adenoids), lymph nodes, and lymph vessels. It produces the clear, extracellular fluid that bathes the tissues (lymph), and circulates it through the lymphatic system and back into the bloodstream. The lymphatic system is responsible for keeping our bodies free from excess water, protein,…

Lucia Miracchi: Therapist, Educator, MTC Owner

Lucia Miracchi, CMT

Lucia Miracchi, CMT, CHP, has contributed significantly to the field of somatic healing arts for over 35 years, both as a therapist and an educator. In 1981, she was a co-founder of Massage Therapy Center and Body Therapy Center School of Massage, where she was a principal teacher. Since 1998, she is the sole owner. Lucia’s sensitivity, passion, and deep respect for the intelligence of t…

Techniques That Relieve Cold Symptoms

acupressure and lymphatic

The congestion and aches of a cold can be debilitating and depressing. Here are some simple acupressure and lymphatic techniques that you can use to relieve your symptoms. Try using a combination of these for five minutes every few hours while your cold is at its peak. We hope they help you to feel better soon!

Sinus pressure: Place your hands at the junction of the front of your neck and…

Acupressure Bodywork

acupressure bodywork

In traditional Chinese Medicine, Chi energy—the circulating life force in the body—is balanced by stimulating its healthy flow along energy pathways called meridians. Acupressure practitioners utilize finger and elbow pressure on the same meridian points that are stimulated with needles in Acupuncture. It can be practiced with the client keeping clothing on.

During treatment there is…

Loving Yourself and Loving Others

Science is showing that our happiness and longevity are closely linked to how loved and connected we feel. Love nourishes us like nothing else, through the experience of feeling seen, accepted and valued.

Our capacity for love and connection with others is rooted in self-love and intimacy with ourselves. Intimacy with ourselves means knowing what we think and feel, our deep wants and needs,…

Meet Chiemi Yamamoto, Advanced Therapist

Chiemi discovered massage therapy through a martial arts class and has  have been intrigued ever since. She graduated from the National Holistic Institute in 2004 and has well-rounded training in Advanced Swedish/Western Massage and Deep Tissue Massage. She has a degree in biology as well as certification from the Acupressure Institute, where she studied Acupressure, Shiatsu, Tui Na, and Jin…

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