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Modern Body proudly offers decades of hands-on experience and advanced education to work safely and effectively with people experiencing every level of health.  The following techniques, known as modalities, target specific tissues such as fascia or lymph, or follow guidelines for health situations that require adjustments to these modalities. These techniques can be used exclusively during a session, but when treating a particular issue, it's common to use several. No matter what style you book, all modalities are priced the same, so you can change your mind at any time before we start or even mid- session. 



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Lymphatic drainage is a light, deeply soothing, hands-on technique that stimulates the body's natural process to uptake fluid from surrounding tissues into the lymphatic system. This technique helps to reduce inflammation, calm the sympathetic nervous system, reduce sinus and joint pain, relieve stiffness, fatigue and bloating, reduce symptoms of auto immune disease, arthritis and chronic pain, aid post- surgical recovery and so much more! Lymphatic drainage massage can be used with other modalities when inflammation is present or as a stand-alone treatment.



Oncology Massage is designed to meet the unique needs of people living with and going through cancer treatment. Treatment for cancer and cancer itself causes physiological changes to cells and tissues in the body that compound over time making adaptations to traditional massage and bodywork a necessity. Side effects from chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and lymph node removal can be temporary or pose lifelong challenges. Whether you are in treatment or have a cancer history, working with a massage therapist who understands how to safely and effectively help you meet your goals is paramount. At Modern Body, your session will be tailored to your unique needs, taking into  account your health history, if you are at risk of lymphedema, the type and stage of your treatment and any side-effects you are experiencing. 


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Breast cancer rehabilitation is a specialization that utilizes a manual therapeutic approach for treatment of soft-tissue changes following surgery, reconstruction, and radiation therapy specific to breast cancer. Breast cancer treatment can sometimes have long term effects on quality of life when issues such as axillary web syndrome (cording), postural issues, scapular dysfunction, pain, or limited shoulder range of motion are present. Adapted myofascial techniques and lymphatic drainage are used to treat these soft tissue issues that are often complicated by lymphedema or lymphedema risk. These techniques can also relieve discomfort for clients with tissue expanders after a fill.


Back Massage

Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, and Deep Tissue Massage are therapeutic, hands -on techniques used to relieve pain and improve function of soft tissues impaired by injury, immobility, and overuse. Myofascial release addresses fascia, the connective tissue layer surrounding all muscles, organs, blood vessels, and nerves. Trigger Point Therapy addresses tender nodules found in taught bands of muscle, that when activated can cause headache, pain, numbness or tingling and are felt in seemingly unrelated areas of the body. Deep tissue massage is used to break up adhesions at varying depths within tissue. Although many people like harder pressure, the misnomer that deep tissue massage must be painful to be effective is simply not true. A skilled therapist can release adhesions anywhere within tissue without causing pain.  


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Are you planning on undergoing surgery in the near future? If so, it’s wise to consider incorporating post-surgical lymphatic drainage massage into your rehabilitation plan for a variety of benefits. Lymphatic drainage is a type of massage therapy that can help reduce swelling, pain, and inflammation after surgery. It can also improve circulation and promote healing, ultimately leading to a quicker recovery time. 

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