The Bodhi Tree Holistic Health Solutions is a premier massage center nestled in the heart of mission valley in San Diego. Theresa Gamlin, owner, and therapist is a board-certified massage therapist that specializes in manual lymphatic drainage, and oncology massage, for the detoxification of the body and enhancement of the immune system. Clients have the pleasure of enjoying massages tailored to their specific needs, complimented by the use of reflexology, acupressure, as well as infrared therapy for pain management.
Theresa’s formal education began at Pacific College of Health and Science where she earned her certification in Massage therapy and Holistic Health Science. After Theresa’s son was diagnosed with having Lymphedema, she continued her education with Klose training. Earning her certification in manual lymphatic drainage (Vodder method) and later became a Lymphedema and decongestive therapist. As a mother of a son living with Lymphedema, she understands the physical, emotional, and mental challenges that this condition may bring, not to mention the misinformation and cost that one might encounter as a patient. In 2020 Theresa officially opened The Bodhi Tree Holistic Health solutions in La Mesa California and later moved to Mission valley in San Diego CA. As Theresa’s practice grew, Oncology massage became a natural addition to services offered, since Lymphedema can be caused due to cancer treatments that remove or damage the lymph nodes. Oncology Massage is a gentle treatment that serves as a welcomed respite that helps patients to manage their experience with cancer. Oncology massages are modified to address the full spectrum of issues related to cancer treatment to provide comfort and to support to the client throughout their process.
Specialized modification of massage techniques that involves noninvasive, compassionate touch that safely works to nurture the body and mitigate the effects of cancer treatment. With Oncology massage the therapist takes into consideration the full spectrum of issues related to cancer treatment such as emotional, physical, and psycho-social consequences of the experience. The benefits are improved sleep, relaxation strengthen immune function and relieves nausea, pain , fatigue, and anxiety.
Manual lymphatic drainage(MLD) –
is a safe yet gentle rhythmic massage that reduces post-surgical and traumatic edema for the purpose of detoxification of the body. MLD supports and enhances the immune system and provide symptomatic relief for Conditions that includes, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders (CFS, fibromyalgia, etc.), lymphatic disorders (lymphedema, lipedema, venous edema), Lyme disease, general edema, blocked lymph nodes, and skin issues. . Lymphatic drainage massage involves gently manipulating specific areas of your body containing Lymph nodes and moving the lymph fluid towards the nodes to drain. Results of MLD include relaxation. Frequent urination, bowel movement, headache, and fatigue
Infrared Light Therapy is an innovative therapy used for the management of acute and chronic pain. Infrared Light Therapy triggers the release of Nitric Oxide from blood vessels and blood cells. Nitric Oxide causes vasodilation, (widening of the blood vessels) that significantly improves blood flow which lessens pain, promotes new tissue growth, and helps nerves to begin to carry sensation again. The combination of infra-red therapy with Lymphatic drainage massage serves as a powerhouse combination for overall health of the body, by shoring up the immune system, reducing inflammation as well as addressing pain management in a way that works with the natural healing process of the body.
Give yourself the gift of optimal health. Contact the professionals at The Bodhi Tree Holistic Health Solutions today for a Lymphatic Drainage Massage in San Diego, CA.