Healthworks Practitioner: Janey Brown (HND, CThA)
Mob: 07900 817034
I am Janey Brown, born and bred in Forres. I am very pleased to be able to offer Lymphatic Drainage at Healthworks as well as Remedial Massage. I trained at Moray College as a complementary therapist.
I became interested in healing when I discovered the intense effects that stress can have on the body over a long period of time. Whether emotional stress, or physical stress from illness, each cause the body to become vulnerable due to its weakened state. Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAM) allow relief from the stressor by providing emotional and physiological strength, and relieving physical tension developed from the stressor.
I was attracted to these therapies due to their deep healing properties, emotionally and physiologically, as well as physically. I consider each client’s individual needs and then establish how I can adapt each treatment to suit their needs. This will give each client an increased sense of well-being, as well as physical relief from their complaints, and so encourage profound healing.
I am registered and insured by the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA).
About Lymphatic Drainage
The lymphatic system is the body's own natural defence and disposal system that works to transport toxins, waste, bacteria and excess water out of the body to prevent infection and a lowered immune system, via lymph nodes.
These are found all over the body, but mainly in the neck, armpits, groin and behind the knees. The lymphatic system has no circulation and so can become sluggish and compromised. This can cause fluid retention, restless legs, sinusitis, oedema, cellulite and a lowered immune system. People prone to illness or poor circulation can help prevent these ailments by receiving manual lymphatic drainage massage.
Manual lymphatic drainage is a whole body massage to stimulate the lymphatic system that will encourage the drainage of toxins and excess fluid within the body. The rhythmical massage techniques, applied with talcum powder, work to push lymph fluid in the direction of the lymph nodes (neck, armpits, groin and knees) for improved drainage.
An initial consultation before the treatment will allow the therapist to establish where the client will benefit from drainage. This may include focus around the face and neck for sinusitis relief, limbs and joints for arthritic relief, groin, thighs and legs for cellulite drainage, or full body massage for lowered immune system following illness.
Following a 1 hour and 15 minute treatment, aftercare and home care advice are given to encourage continued stimulation of the lymphatic system. This will include drinking 2 litres of water throughout the day and maintaining between treatments, light exercise, such as walking to maintain rhythmical stimulation of the lymphatic system for drainage; small and regular meals to increase metabolism, and no alcohol or processed foods that will cause fluid retention and dehydration. Following this good practise will encourage further drainage between treatments.
A course of treatment is determined by Janey after the first massage depending on each client’s needs. Results and progress will be monitored by pain charts, feedback, food diary, limb measurements and weight checks, where necessary.
For further information or to make an appointment, please contact Janey as above,
Evening and weekend appointments are available. I look forward to being able to help you with your health challenges.