All About Lymphedema

Lymphedema disrupts the lymphatic system, causing fluid and protein buildup. While no cure exists, treatments improve life quality. It appears as primary (genetic) or secondary (damage-related) forms with recognizable early symptoms. Options include MLD, compression, exercise, CDT, surgery, medications, and self-care, offering hope for manageable living.

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All About Lipedema

Part two of our series focuses on LIPEDEMA—a lesser-known condition affecting approximately 11% of women. It’s characterized by abnormal fat accumulation in specific areas, leading to disproportionate swelling, tenderness, and pain. Discover its causes and treatment options, including compression garments, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and surgical interventions

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All About Edema

Confused about body swelling? Edema vs. Lipedema vs. Lymphedema—our 3-part series begins with Edema. It’s excess body fluid, often from injuries or underlying issues. From gravity to pregnancy, causes vary. Luckily, management includes elevation, hydration, movement, and even professional help like Manual Lymphatic Drainage

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MPS Therapy

Acupuncture (without the needles)

MPS Therapy may help reduce chronic pain, improve the appearance of scar tissue, help with certain conditions such as shoulder pain, headaches, infertility, trauma (physical/emotional) by using acupuncture points.

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Pain Management with the Dolphin MPS

Dolphin MPS offers pain management without added suffering, spanning conditions from scars to TMJ disorder and more. This therapy combines aspects of acupuncture and TENS units, focusing on your autonomic nervous system. It helps shift from the stress-driven sympathetic mode to the calm and healing parasympathetic state, promoting relaxation and relief.

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All about IASTM

IASTM, or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, is a valuable pain relief method. Unlike traditional Gua Sha, IASTM focuses on precise use of ergonomic tools to break down scar tissue and adhesions, improving various conditions such as neck pain, plantar fasciitis, and more. Effective bodywork doesn’t need to cause pain.

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How to Choose a Massage Therapist

Choosing a massage therapist isn’t a popularity contest. Don’t base it on social media likes or cheap deals. At Michigan Massage and Wellness, it’s all about quality, not quantity. We prioritize your well-being, taking time to understand your needs and provide the best care.

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Drainage, or MLD, redirects lymph flow and helps with various conditions. Unlike traditional massage, it’s a light-pressure technique. MLD treats edema and lymphedema, the latter requiring specialized therapy. The Vodder Technique, like gold standard treatment, is practiced at Michigan Massage and Wellness. MLD aids post-surgery, allergies, detox, and more.

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Concussion Therapy

Concussion Therapy

Concussions are more than bumps on the head; they can disrupt your brain’s function. Symptoms vary, from headaches to memory loss. Recovery, aided by MPS Therapy, shows promising results, reducing stress, improving cognitive function, and alleviating symptoms like headaches and brain fog.

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Scar Tissue and How It Affects the Full Body

Scar tissue isn’t just skin-deep; it can affect muscles, nerves, and joints, causing pain and reduced mobility. MPS Therapy at Michigan Massage and Wellness offers a solution to break down scar tissue and adhesions, restoring your body’s natural function and reducing chronic pain.

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