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Linda Dima, LMT, C-MLD


Linda Dima LMT, C-MLD

Phone: (503) 890-9530



Thai Massage & Osteo-Thai
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Therapeutic Massage

Here at the Knoxville Healing Center, I focus on providing 2 specialized bodywork treatments. One being Thai Massage & Osteo Thai, the other is Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

Thai Massage has its origins in Yoga, Buddhism and Ayurvedic Medicine. It incorporates a
combination of acupressure, deep stretching, rhythmic compression, soft tissue manipulation and assisted yoga. Thai being an Eastern modality, differs from many Western forms of massage in that there is no oil or lotion used. A Thai mat is used on the floor instead of a massage table and the client remains clothed throughout the massage session. It is different from what we typically think of as “massage”. It is often described as having someone “do Yoga on you”. Osteo-Thai merges Osteopathic principles and techniques into Traditional Thai massage. This provides many additional benefits to the overall therapeutic work that occurs during a Thai massage.

Some Benefits of Thai Massage:
- Greater flexibility in joints
- Releases both deep and superficial tension
- Improved body alignment
- Deeper breathing
- Enhances the flow of the circulatory system
- Decrease Pain
- Stimulation of internal organs to help them function at optimal levels

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD):
I have been Certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage since 2020 through the Academy of
Lymphatic Studies. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle manual treatment technique that improves the activity of the lymph vessels by mild mechanical stretches on the wall of the lymph collectors. This technique moves Lymph through the Lymphatic system.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is used to increase Lymph production, reduce swelling, increase venous return and decrease pain.

Conditions that benefit from Manual Lymphatic Drainage:
- Lymphedema

- Edema
- Migraines,
- Fibromyalgia
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Post-Traumatic/Post Surgery
- Trauma

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