to Touch of Jade
Lymphatic Massage Rollers™
The Touch of Jade Lymphatic Rollers™
are our signature massage at
Holistic Health Care of Studio City
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These Jade Rollers are hand crafted near the Xiu Yan jade mines of northeast China. The jade roller has been used for beautiful skin in China for many centuries. Now you to can enjoy the benefits of these beauty tools.
How to use the Touch of Jade Rollers for
beneficial lymphatic massage.
different about my Touch of Jade Lymphatic
I have combined the methods used in the West for Manual Lymphatic Massage
with the ease and efficiency of the Chinese roller. In effect bringing together the ancient and the old to form a modern system for the 21st century.
Classes are available at Hands on Healing Institute
Lymphatic 1 including the Touch of Jade is coming up May 7 & 14th
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The knobby roller makes anyone’s feet feel better. Add the treatment to a pedicure or for someone with lymphedema. The roller reduces swelling and stimulates tired feet.
Apply light pressure with the roller against the ball of the foot. Roll rowards the heel and repeat several times. The calves may be rolled also with the knobby roller but use less pressure.
The roller is moved with just the weight of the roller pressing the skin. No additional pressure is needed or of benefit.
Begin about an inch and a half above the collar bone on the neck. Roll towards the collar bone. All strokes should be repeated in place three to six times. Repetition increases the effectiveness. Roll slowly.
Continue by extending the length of the stroke higher. Follow along the jaw from center line to the collar bone.
Once you have done the full neck, jaw line and to the lower lip line, you are ready for the face.
Start about 1 inch towards the center line from the lower ear. Roll slowly towards the ear and as before repeat several times. Then lengthen the strokes going closer and closer to the edge of the nose. As you complete the bands go higher with each new line of rolling. Continue up the face in horizontal lines going toward the ear. Finish at the hairline.
ARMS & LEGS
The large or medium roller is effective for rolling on the arm. For increasing lymph flow start near the eunderarm and roll towards the shoulder using light pressure. Do each strip slowly with light pressure. Work your way to the elbow As the set is completed move around the arm always rolling towards the shoulder. Once the upper arm is finished roll the lower arm out to the wrist.
For nerve problems such as carpal tunnel simply roll with light pressure over the meaty side of the lower arm back and forth from wrist to elbow. This has brought relief from repetitive motion syndrome in office workers.
For the legs start near the groin working out to the knee. Follow the upper leg repetitious strokes by rolling the lower leg from the back of the knee. This facilitates the movement of lymph and drainage towards dense node locations in the body.
Lymphedema can occur from surgery and this is effective for reducing the swelling in arms & legs
All healthy tissue depends on the lymph - The almost colorless fluid that bathes body tissues and is found in the lymphatic vessels that drain the tissues of the fluid that filters across the blood vessel walls from blood. Lymph carries lymphocytes that have entered the lymph nodes from the blood. The lymph drains into lymph nodes which can get obstructed. Unlike the blood, lymph has no pump to push it through the body. It is moved simply by activity. Tight clothing such as socks, underpants and bras restrict the flow. There are many studies which indicate that this restriction may increase diseases of the breast. The breast is surrounded by large numbers of lymph nodes. They are located near the sternum and lower as well as upper lateral position.
Lying down on your back roll the medium roller lightly from the medial side of the nipple to the center of the sternum. Do each roll 3 to 6 times radiating like spokes of a wheel. From the upper lateral quadrant roll towards the armpit. The lower lateral quadrant should be rolled towards the side. This technique can reduce congestion and soreness associated with menstruation.
Lymph drainage is best done daily to maintain healthy tissue and attractive skin. It can be done by yourself or a skin care/massage professional. I recommend daily use in problem areas. The advantage of a professional “Touch of Jade" Treatment is that you are much more relaxed and coverage is more complete. It is also easy and effective for care givers to do for patients or the elderly. Bed sores may be avoided by using the roller on the back and sides lightly. This should be done 2 to 3 times a week for the bedridden.
Information on this site is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. You should read carefully all product packaging. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Copyright and disclaimer ©2011 Daniel Cohen dba Holistic Health Care. All rights reserved.