Learn More About Massage and the Benefits

The Benefits Of Massage
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.

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Cape Coral Hospital testing effects of oils on stroke, pain patients

Cape Coral Hospital testing effects of oils on stroke, pain patients:
Posted: Mar 10, 2015 4:57 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 10, 2015 6:56 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. –
For decades people have used essential oils like lavender and citrus to relax and de-stress. Now doctors in Southwest Florida are working to understand the science behind the oils.


Cape Coral Hospital has launched a new experiment that tests the effects on their stroke and pain patients.

“One little drop is all it takes.” Noemi Vasquez is undergoing a new experiment. “Rub it on your skin.”

Doctors are testing how lavender oil helps her recover from a major skin infection.

“Mmm it smells so good!”

She’s one of 80 patients who are monitored each month. Read more:
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Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD) 

Is a massage technique that encourages the natural drainage of lymph which carries metabolic waste from the tissues to be recycled through the bloodstream. This is a particularly useful technique for addressing edema (swelling). While MLD may be incorporated during a massage to address conditions like swollen ankles and feet, or to address swelling due to an injury, most commonly, it is recommended post surgery.

Replacement Joint Surgery:

Lymphatic Drainage Massage After replacement joint surgery, your doctor will prescribe physical therapy. You will be given exercises for strength building, as well as massage and stretching. It is imperative that you continue as prescribed by your doctor. Please, for your own health and future mobility, complete your physical therapy. After your physical therapy, you may continue to have occasional swelling and tightness due to scar tissue buildup. Therapeutic Massage and Lymphatic Drainage Massage will help you in addressing swelling and breaking up scar tissue buildup. Consult your physician if your condition worsens.

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Cosmetic Surgery:

Lymphatic Drainage Massage Your surgeon may advise you to find a licensed massage therapist for lymphatic drainage massage after receiving cosmetic surgery such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast augmentation, or liposuction. These surgeries can be very painful and result in extreme swelling and bruising. MLD assists in decreasing the swelling and bruising. Your surgeon will advise you how quickly to receive massage, but it can be in as little as 48-72 hours.

A good place to search for and find your surgeon, as well as to discuss options and results with other clients is a site called Real Self: http://www.realself.com/It is advised that you choose your licensed massage therapist pre-surgery, and that you secure your first several appointments. You will be treated 2-3 times a week for the first 6-8 weeks, so you will want to ensure that you are compatible, and you understand the scheduling and pricing.

After a few weeks, your swelling should be minimal, provided you continue with your regular massage schedule. After this point, many are tempted to stop massage treatment. You will be healing for about 6 months to a year, and you will need to continue with massage to ensure that you do not develop significant scar tissue buildup. Therapeutic Massage and Lymphatic Drainage Massage will help you in addressing swelling and breaking up scar tissue buildup. This phase of massage can be spread out to a once a week treatment, and possibly even longer if you are healing properly.

Some conditions you may observe during this phase include:

  • Bloated feeling tightness around the incision site or liposuction entry site 
  • Wrinkled or lumpy appearance rounded belly and tight channels along the sides 

These may or may not appear during the course of your treatment. Continued massage will help shape the eventual look that you seek by breaking up the scar tissue and tightness in the myofascial layer. Your timeline for treatment may be shorter or longer depending upon your rate of healing. Consult your surgeon if you have any questions or concerns.

Scar Repair:

Lymphatic Drainage Massage If it has been many years since your surgery, and you continue to have tightness or are unhappy with the appearance of your scar, massage therapy may help. Scar tissue that forms during healing can be broken up to allow for a smoother appearance.

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Easy 7 Day Keto Meal Plan: 
Simple Ingredients, Limited Prep, and No Baking 
eBook $2.99 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2tk7bcW
What can I eat on the Keto Diet? Is my favorite food ok? Will I have to buy weird ingredients? This book is meant to give you a very brief overview of the Keto Diet, the process that happens to your body, and a week’s worth of simple meal plans to get your started. Each meal plan is chosen for its simplicity, limited preparation, and no baking!

Lose 25 Pounds in a Month
My Journey on the Keto Diet & Road Map for You 
eBook $3.99 & Paperback $5.99 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2saAOxw
You are ready to transform your body into the person you always knew you could be. You are done with excuses, and are ready to start your weight loss journey. You are ready to take control and you are grabbing the tools for your metamorphosis. Come! Learn! Lose up to 25 pounds in a month using the Keto Diet.


How To Massage Your Lover: 
Create greater intimacy and deeper bonds with your Spouse, Lover, or Partner with the loving touch of massage.
eBook $4.50 & Paperback $8.99 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2reYhZZ

Create deeper intimacy and bonding between you and your partner through the loving touch of massage. You will learn how to perform an hour long, full body massage just like the professionals.

Peeping Tom During a Massage Appt Yesterday

As my clients well know, my office is on the 3rd floor, so it would be quite difficult to “peep” on a session. This little guy, though, loves to visit me frequently. Often, when my client is dozing on the table, I will find myself lost in my own head, and my eyes will travel to the window. Yesterday, this little guy decided to dance for us. Enjoy!




Kandace B.
Gracious Gaia Massage & Wellness, LLC

My newest book is available now on Amazon on Kindle and in paperback!

How To Massage Your Lover: 
Create greater intimacy and deeper bonds with your Spouse, Lover, or Partner with the loving touch of massage.

Create deeper intimacy and bonding between you and your partner through the loving touch of massage. You will learn how to perform an hour long, full body massage just like the professionals.

Click here to order yours! http://amzn.to/2reYhZZ