What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept credit cards, checks, and cash.
Can I pay with my health savings card (HSC)?
Yes. Flow Therapeutics is considered a medical establishment, therefore you can use your health savings card.
Massage and Bodywork
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage and bodywork help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork are also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety, and create an overall sense of well-being.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. It is important to discuss your health history and any medication you are taking before you begin any bodywork session. You should not book a massage if you have a fever, cold/flu, or contagious skin infection.
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience relief from long-term aches, pain and discomfort developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity, which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water afterward.
What is the purpose of my lymphatic system?
Your lymphatic system helps eliminate your body’s waste. The lymphatic system is part of the body’s circulatory system and is a vital part of the immune system. A healthy, active lymphatic system uses muscle tissue to move lymph through the body. However, surgery or other damage to lymph nodes or lymph capillaries can impair the lymphatic system, causing fluid to build up. This build up is most noticeable in the hands, arms, ankles, and legs.
What is lymphatic massage?
Lymphatic massage is also called lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage (MLD). It is a gentle pressure technique used to move the waste fluids from an area of the body. Lymphatic massage gently stretches the lymph capillaries that reside just beneath the surface of the skin. Stretching the lymph capillaries allows for increased intake of excess lymph fluid. This excess lymph fluid is returned to circulation and is eliminated from the body naturally. Lymphatic massage should never cause pain.
Lymphatic massage should always be performed by a certified lymphedema therapist.
Who can benefit from lymphatic massage?
Almost anyone can benefit from lymphatic massage. Clients experiencing lymphedema, or chronic tissue swelling can find relief in this gentle, noninvasive technique.
Clients with immune disorders such as Lupus, Lyme disease, HIV, arthritis, and chronic allergies can benefit from lymphatic massage as the lymphatic system and the
What are the contradictions for lymphatic massage?
The major contraindications to manual lymphatic drainage are acute congestive heart failure, acute renal failure, active blood clots, active infection, active bleeding and undiagnosed cancer.
What is cupping therapy?
Cupping therapy or vacuum cupping therapy is an ancient form of deep tissue bodywork that has been practiced in many cultures throughout the world. In cupping therapy, special cups are placed on your skin and suction is added by a therapist. Cupping therapy is useful for pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, scar tissue, inflammation, and well-being. If there are any cupping marks left on the skin, they should fade within a day or two.
Will cupping therapy leave bruises?
Cupping therapy can leave marks on the skin, but these marks are not bruises. Cupping marks occur when cellular debris is drawn from deeper tissues to the surface of the skin where the initial lymphatic system resides. If there are any cupping marks left on the skin, they should fade within a day or two.