Each session at The Therapeutic Alternative is designed to meet your specific needs. Our methods are gentle and leave you with a feeling of wellbeing. Self-care is encouraged, as it is an important aspect of our treatments.
Developed by Liz Olivas, BFA, MT, CLT, RIOB, this unique gentle therapy combines European Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Lymphatic Skin Brushing, Ortho-Bionomy, LTU 904 Low Level Lymphatic Laser and the Far Infrared Bio-Mat to enhance the body’s ability to move fluids naturally. This system is gentle, relaxing & highly effective. A personalized selection of the above modalities are used and determined by your specific needs and desired outcome.
Advanced Lymphatic therapy is the ultimate way to decongest and cleanse your body from the inside out. Often offered in a series, this therapy is the ultimate detoxification treatment.
Developed by Liz Olivas, this treatment stimulates, exfoliates and encourages the movement of fluids through the surface of the skin. Unique in its application, this treatment involves the use of two small brushes.
Experience our specialized pregnancy treatment which blends Advanced Lymphatic Therapy, Ortho-Bionomy and traditional Swedish massage. This gentle therapy reduces the many discomforts of pregnancy including: Swelling, carpel tunnel syndrome, sciatic pain, as well as general back and joint pain.
Whether you’re getting a knee replacement or cosmetic surgery Advance Lymphatic Therapy treatments help to enhance the recovery process. Pre surgical treatments prepare the tissues by removing excess fluids and particles that may congest the surgical site.
Lymphedema Therapy is for people who have abnormal swelling of the tissues due to a compromised lymphatic system which can be caused by a system that has either failed to develop properly or has been damaged by surgeries, removal of lymph nodes, traumatic injury or damage by parasites.
When indicated for specific conditions, we incorporate LTU-904 Infra-Red Laser Therapy as part of our treatment. This low level laser brings about a photochemical reaction at a cellular level. The laser light penetrates into tissue where it is absorbed by cells and converted into energy that influences the course of metabolic processes.
Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome is a chronic post operative pain. The symptoms generally are found in the chest, underarm, arm and hand. They include:
Numbness – Burning Pain – Shooting Pain – Dull Ache – Tingling – Hypersensitivity – Muscle Weakness.
Rooted in Osteopathy, this gentle method uses positions of comfort, gentle movements, isometric/isotonic, compressions and subtle techniques to initiate the release of tension & pain. It relieves constrictions in joints, tissues and lymphatic structures.