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ABG Wellness

(480) 322-4981

hours

Tuesday – Friday:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
By Appointment Only

Welcome to ABG Wellness a holistic approach to wellness and recovery.

Specializing in Clinical Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy

Pre-Post Operative and Medical Massage Services

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) Therapy is a light, skin-stretching technique that helps promote the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the swollen limb. MLD is prescribed as a treatment by a doctor for: Lymphedema, Lipedema, Parkinson, Alzheimer, Dementia, Lyme Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Autism, Concussion, Pregnancy, Postpartum Recovery, Pediatric, Tissue Fibrosis, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Weight Loss & Detox.

Post-Surgical Lymph Therapy (PS-MLD) Faster recovery, pain relief and reduce swelling. PS-MLD is a specialized therapy technique recommended and prescribed by doctors for: PS-MLD if best for: Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) Face Lift, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction, Mastectomy, Rhinoplasty, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Joint Replacement.

Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is beneficial to their health. A safe massage plan revolves around the side effects (both short- and long-term) of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Oncology massage should only be provided by a therapist who has received detailed cancer training.

Medical Therapeutic Massage is the physical manipulation in massage that has two major physical effects: Great for Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue, and relaxation clients. Increase in blood and lymph circulation. Relaxation and normalization of the soft tissue (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments), which releases nerves and deeper connective tissues.

Lypossage Body Contouring & Sculpting  facilitates the cleansing of stagnant, stalled lymphatic fluid that can create lumps and bulges we know as figure imbalance. The deeper Lypossage strokes break up adhesions under the skin that can contribute to dimpled, uneven appearance of cellulite.

WHAT IS MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE THERAPY ?

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a technique developed by Dr. Emil Vodder in 1936 for the treatment of swollen lymph nodes. In 1986 Dr. Robert Lerner, the “Pioneer of Manual Lymph Drainage”, brought this technique to the USA from Europe, and the Lymphedema treatment was born.

Manual Lymph Drainage is a gentle manual therapy technique. It should not be confused with traditional massage. It’s a light, rhythmic, skin mobilization combined with gentle pressure focusing on key areas of the body where the bulk of the lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels are found. MLD is coupled with deep breathing techniques called diaphragmatic breathing to help open deep lymphatic pathways.

Clinical MLD therapy is performed without heavy oils or lotion. MLD does not hurt, it’s never painful or performed in an aggressive or vigorous manner. Sometimes the body is “tender to touch” following surgery or injury. The goal is to reduce inflammation, swelling, bruising and pain to improve the function of the immune system. MLD helps expedite the flow of excess fluid out of the tissues and returns it back to the cardiovascular system. The cardiovascular system transports the excess fluids, along with some protein, fat, and metabolic waste to the liver and for ultimate removal by the kidneys.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR MLD THERAPY SESSION

  • Drink at least two liters of water before your treatment and another two liters per day following your treatment (soft drink, soda, juice or tea is not water).
  • Refrain from ANY alcohol consumption for 2 – 3 days following your treatments. Alcohol can prevent your liver from working to remove fats as it will make alcohol metabolism its priority before fat removal and could hinder your results.

  • Refrain from caffeine for 3-4 days prior to your treatment and for 48 hours after treatment.

  • Avoid eating 2 hours prior and 1 hour after your treatment.

  • Refrain from aspirin, ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory products for 2 days prior and after your treatment.

  • Use dry skin brushing daily to stimulate lymph movement (your therapist will show you how to do this).

  • Diet: We recommend a low carb, low starch, low sugar diet for the best results.

  • Exercise: Do brisk exercise for at least 20 minutes after your treatment to stimulate lymph movement.

About the Owner

Meet Kathy Porter, LMT, CMMP, CMLDT, CMIC

 

Kathy loves helping clients and patients improve their lives by reducing their pain and helping them feel empowered.

Kathy has continued her education in clinical Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy, Pre-Post Operative and Medical Massage Services. She is a certified Medical Massage Practitioner and certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapies with over eight years of experience in working on hundreds of patients referred by doctors.

Kathy is a graduate from U.S. Career Institute – Massage Therapy, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts – Certified Medical Massage Practitioner, LMT Success Group – Certified Manual Lymph Drainage, PESI -Integrated Orthopedics Certified Medical Massage Practitioner, IMAJ Institute – Advanced Clinical Aesthetics, Marinello School of Beauty – Cosmetology, ICTRT Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Healing, EII Images – Certified Paramedical of Intradermal Cosmetics & Medical Aesthetics.

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10641 E Minnesota Avenue
Sun Lakes, AZ 85248

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(480) 322-4981
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HOURS

Tuesday – Friday:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
By Appointment Only

ABG Wellness serves clients from the Chandler, Sun Lakes, Tempe, Alwatukee, Mesa, Gilbert and Queen Creek areas of Arizona