Cancer itself is NOT a contraindication for massage or most other spa services.
"Oncology Massage" is not a technique, that's why you won't see it listed on our website. The skill of Oncology Massage comes from a combination of
hands, minds and heart all working together in the clients best interest.
Your body is a nice place to live. lets help make it the best it can be!
Cancer treatments can have long-lasting effects on the body, but we're here to help. As licensed professionals, we take the time to ask the right questions to ensure each session is tailored to your unique needs. We know that every client is different and each stage of your journey will change what we do in the treatment room. There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to effective treatment.
Massage therapy can provide a range of benefits for cancer patients, including reducing muscle soreness, stiffness, and spasms. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, and supports recovery and healing. This can help alleviate pain, anxiety, and depression, as well as improve sleep. For weaker or older patients, reflexology or reiki may be better suited.
Professional bodywork is an amazing antidote to pain and suffering.
The #1 Way to Get the Most Out of Your Session
Effective communication with your licensed professional is key to a successful therapy session. Here are some tips to ensure that you get the most out of your experience:
We do recommend speaking with your oncology team to see if your specific treatment would contraindicate services at this time.
Recommended Services To Consider:
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Magnesium is classified as one of 7 essential macro minerals.
In other words, it is a mineral we cannot live without.
Here we will highlight, just a few of its
-Magnesium is an electrolyte and is a co-factor in over 600 enzymatic reactions.
-Magnesium is imperative to the production of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate), the energy "currency" of the body; making it vital for proper nerve and muscle performance
-Magnesium is crucial to DNA repair and replication.
-Magnesium is necessary for insulin action and glucose utilization
-Without Magnesium, vitamin D could not be converted into its active form, and utilized physiologically to play out its vital role as a bone protector and immune enhancer, among a plethora of other actions.
Interestingly, magnesium has been used for decades; intravenously,
in ICU(s) (intensive care units), to help treat a myriad of condition.
To name a few:
Acute asthma attacks,
Prevention of pre-eclampsia induced seizures,
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
Traumatic brain injuries.
How Can Magnesium Supplementation help in daily life?
Many studies have been conducted with different magnesium compounds as a possible support for a wide range of pathology including, but not limited to:
-High Blood pressure
So why Supplement Magnesium???
The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for Magnesium is about 310-420mg for the average adult. It is always recommended to consult with your primary care physician before beginning any supplement regime, however it is also noteworthy to keep in mind the current science based research on how magnesium testing is limited, soil and food contain less of this mineral then it did historically, your personal diet, and other drugs/medication you may have or currently be taking have deplete your own body’s reservoirs.
1. It is currently estimated that over half of Americans do not meet the daily recommended dosage of Magnesium and are deficient.
2. Serum (blood) testing only is able to look at about 1% of the total magnesium
in the body and other more effective means of evaluating an individual's
true magnesium status are costly and non-ubiquitous.
3. Our current Standard American Diet is low in rich sources of Magnesium
(greens and beans) and high in sugar (unrefined carbs) which exhausts
this macro mineral. Also alcohol and coffee inhibit our body's uptake of magnesium.
4. Our soil nutrient level has declined due to erosion, pesticides, overuse of
fertilizers, and heavy metal contamination, therefore our food
micro-nutrient levels have declined.
5. Many common prescriptions such as PPI(s), Bisphosphonates, diuretics,
and antibiotics deplete the body of Magnesium
Why Supplement with Orthomolecular’s brand?
There are so many different Magnesium brand and compounds.
At Washington Green Spa we like how Orthomolecular has always been a
cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) manufacturing plant,
that the produce is manufactured in the United States;
Steven's Point Wisconsin, and the peace of mind that Orthomolecular
has "routinely" passed FDA and third-party audits.
They ensure thorough testing on every lot manufactured,
and they handle all phases of production from formulation to labeling.
Noteworthy, is their use of chelated forms of good quality magnesium compounds making them more bio-available (assessable for use in the body).
The chelation process also helps reduce any potential intestinal discomfort,
and the selection of quality magnesium compounds ensure more
efficacy then other brands.
A Huge Thank You to our Kelsey Cardenas for putting all of this supporting research together on the benefits of Magnesium.
Have you heard of low-level light therapy?
This alternative healing modality, also known as phototherapy or LED light therapy, is phenomenal for helping soothe acne, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, alleviate muscle and joint pain and much more.
Read on to discover more about low-level light therapy and how to start enjoying the many benefits yourself!
What is Low-Level Light Therapy?
Simply put, low-level light therapy (LLLT) is the practice of applying measured and specific wavelengths of light to the skin in order to achieve various therapeutic benefits.
Low-level light therapy is a safe, non-invasive and pain-free way of reenergizing cells that have become stagnant due to illness, natural aging and environmental factors.
Benefits of Low-Level Light Therapy
There's a wide variety of benefits that a person can experience from LLLT. And that's one of the big reasons we love it so much!
LLLT is used today on skin conditions like acne and to smooth wrinkles and reduce hyperpigmentation. Additionally, it's used to relieve minor muscle, joint and nerve pain and promote healing in wounds and bruising.
Low-level light therapy devices have been cleared by the FDA and shown to promote healthy cellular activity, which in turn:
Some of the reasons and conditions people turn to low-level light therapy include:
Light energy passes through the skin without causing damage to penetrate cells at varying depths. LLLT devices are made with LED lights and are considered extremely low risk. There’s no recovery time needed and you can jump right back into your normal day-to-day activities following a session.
How Does Low-Level Light Therapy Work?
When you use a LLLT device, photons, which are the smallest components of light energy, are absorbed by the body through cell membranes and into the mitochondria, which acts as the cell's power plant. The mitochondria create ATP, which drives cellular energy.
Disease, aging and environmental factors all cause cellular energy to slow down, which means basic functioning and healing also take longer. But these photons work to re-regulate and even up-regulate the cell's ability to create ATP.
And that the neat thing about low-level light therapy—there isn't just a re-regulation of ATP creation but an up-regulation. The metabolic and cellular effects are exponential as a result!
Click here to learn more about the science behind low-level light therapy.
What Cells Will Low-Level Light Therapy Affect?
Although LLLT is a non-invasive treatment, it affects cells on various levels. Starting from the skin surface, here are a few examples of cells that can be impacted by low-level light…
With low-level light therapy, it's easy to see how the cellular benefits can quickly multiply! .
About the Celluma Light Therapy Device
At Washington Green Spa, we utilize the Celluma Light Therapy Device to bring our clients the amazing benefits of LLLT.
The Celluma Light Therapy device we use is a form-fitting, scientifically designed device for professional spa settings. It is FDA cleared, a rigorous, time-consuming and expensive process that a manufacturer goes through to demonstrate validity and credibility in their product.
This device has three settings that use various light wavelengths to obtain the desired outcome. You can read more about those here.
FAQs about Celluma Light TherapyHere are a few frequently asked questions (and answers!) about Celluma Light Therapy that you might be questioning yourself. .
Does Celluma Light Therapy hurt?
No. This is a completely pain-free treatment. The Celluma Light Therapy device hovers over your skin but it does not get hot or cause pain.
Does Celluma Light Therapy use UV light?
No. This device uses only blue, red, infrared and near-infrared light waves. You can find out more about blue light myths and facts here.
How long should a Celluma Light Therapy session last?
The recommended session time is 20-30 minutes. And no more than three 30-minute sessions are recommended over a seven day period.
Are there any reasons a person should not receive Celluma Light Therapy?
Celluma Light Therapy should not be used on children under 12 years of age, clients taking medication that causes photosensitivity (as labeled on their medications), clients with a history of epilepsy or seizures, clients with a known metastasis tumor (no research indicating not to—this is strictly a precaution).
Celluma Light Therapy is safe for a pregnant or breastfeeding person. However, it should not be used directly over breast or stomach tissue in this case.
What should I do to prepare for a Celluma Light Therapy session?
The Celluma Light Therapy device should be positioned close to the area being treated. The skin needs to be free of clothing, makeup or anything else that may deflect light from the skin.
Why can’t I wear makeup during a Celluma Light Therapy session?
Often makeup contains minerals that can deflect light, which is why clean, freshly washed skin is recommended for best results.
Can I wear makeup shortly after a Celluma Light Therapy session?
Yes. Following your Celluma Light Therapy session, you may return to all normal activities and routines.
If other questions come to mind, please don’t hesitate to ask us. If we don’t know the answer off the top of our heads, we know who to ask to resolve any pre-treatment concerns.
LLLT Services at Washington Green Spa
There are several ways you can start reaping the benefits of LLLT at Washington Green Spa! Read through the following options for details on which Celluma Light Therapy sessions will best fit your needs.
Celluma Light Therapy Single 30-Minute Session
This option is an excellent choice if you're ready to experience low-level light therapy first-hand! You likely won't see much difference in just one session since results are best achieved with multiple sessions. However, we encourage you to jump in with this single session option. .
Celluma Light Therapy Add-On with Another Service
You could also give Celluma Light Therapy a try at your next massage or skincare service. As you can imagine, pairing the benefits of a massage or facial with LLLT can be very therapeutic. So, enhance your next Green Spa service with a single 30-minute session!
Celluma Light Therapy Series
This is a package option designed to help you achieve the very best results with LLLT while saving you some money, too. With this option, you receive twelve 30-minute Celluma Light Therapy sessions and save $140.
The recommended schedule to achieve optimal results with these twelve sessions is to receive three sessions per week for four weeks. However, spreading these sessions out slightly to meet your scheduling needs is no problem.
Celluma Light Therapy Plus a Facial
This is a 45-minute service that includes a double cleanse, exfoliation, 30-minute Celluma Light Therapy session (during which you will receive a hand and/or foot massage) followed by a serum, moisturizer and eye cream application.
You can even upgrade a light therapy series package to this service. Just pay the difference when you checkout.
We truly hope that you'll find an option here that fits your needs, whether you'd like to test the waters or dive head-first into this alternative therapy!
You’re Going to Love Celluma Light Therapy, Too!
We love the results we are experiencing on ourselves and on our clients with Celluma Light Therapy. And we would absolutely love to help you achieve the same outcomes!
Schedule a Celluma Light Therapy session online or give us a call at 636-283-5105. We hope to see you soon!
Washington Green Spa & Wellness
1713 Madison Ave. Suite 110
Washington, MO 63090