What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Massage?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD) is a specialized type of massage, and feels completely different from more commonly known massage techniques. It is intended to stimulate the lymphatic system and assisting the natural circulation required for the elimination of metabolic waste, excess fluids, and bacteria from the body, and increasing the activity of the immune […]

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Lower Back Pain: Who Gets It And Why?

Lower back pain is such a common affliction that, according to the NIH (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases), nearly 8 in 10 Americans are affected at some point in their lives. Along with acute or chronic pain, symptoms can include limited flexibility and range of motion, as well as an inability […]

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Shin Splints: Our Massage Therapist’s Take

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You know the basics about shin splints; now read up on Balance Orlando’s own Mimi Ravndal‘s best practices for alleviating pain and healing this common injury. Although you can get shin splints from one über-intense bout of exercise, they occur more often as a repetitive injury that continues over the course of several exercise sessions. Once […]

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