Respiratory Conditions

Areas Treated: head, face, sinuses, neck, shoulders, underarms, arms, hands, chest, lungs, abdomen, legs, feet, back and upper gluteal muscles

Gillian’s integrative Massage Therapy approach is very effective in the treatment of Respiratory Conditions (Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Asthma, Bronchial vasospasms, Allergies). Respiratory conditions are caused by systemic inflammation, lymphatic or immune dysfunction. As a result, these imbalances compromise respiratory, digestive, metabolic, hormone, and immune systems.

The application of specifically MLD results in an analgesic effect which decreases pain perception, inflammation, bronchial vasospasm, adhesions, lymphatic congestion and stagnation. This safe detoxification process releases new immune cells (lymphocytes) into the tissues which increases immunity for the whole body.

Specifically Gillian’s application of the Massage Therapy techniques of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Essential Oils effectively breaks down and dissolves fibrous scar tissue and lymphatic congestion in the lungs after a chronic history of Asthma and infections. The positive outcome is a lightness in the chest which enables the client to breathe freely and fully.

Gillian’s integrative approach treats your head, face, neck, shoulders, underarms, arms, hands, chest, lungs, abdomen, legs, feet, back, and upper gluteal muscles. This approach supports proper oxygenation which enhances deeper Thoracic Expansion and Diaphragmatic Breathing without producing asthmatic attacks. There is a strengthening of an adaptive immune response in asthmatic clients which builds resistance to habitual strep throat or viral respiratory infections.

Positive evidence-informed outcomes:

  • Reduces inflammation & secretion of stress hormones
  • Drains mucous build-up & decreases lymphatic congestion
  • Strengthens resistance to colds, flus, viruses, & infections
  • Improves immunity & reduces allergies • Decreases bronchial spasm & asthmatic attacks
  • Enhances oxygenation & Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Improves lymphatic & vascular circulation
  • Acts as a diuretic increasing urination & flushing kidneys of histamines