Please Note: Great Lakes Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Practitioners is *NOT* affiliated with any 3rd-party booking system.
Great Lakes Therapeutic Massage
& Bodywork Practitioners
4085 Seneca Street, Suite 2
West Seneca, NY 14224
All New Clients: Surgical and/or Medical / Illness-Related
ALL first time clients *must call* our office so we may speak to you, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Clients:
gather your information, and address any questions or concerns you may have. If you are having a cosmetic procedure and will be in-need of lymphatic drainage
After speaking with you we will schedule your initial appointment, massage, PLEASE call our office and book your sessions prior to your procedure
(at a mutually-agreeable time), review our office policies as we book up very quickly (... because we're just that damn good & know our stuff!)
and appointment parameters.
~ Colleen has been a NYS licensed massage therapist since 1998 and she has been certified in
All clients are required to provide credit card or debt card manual medical lymphatic drainage massage since 1999, (one of only 3 in the WNY area).
information to schedule their appointment. This requirement is in-keeping Her knowledge and experience with a surgical / medical background prior to becoming a LMT
with many other medical / chiropractic / p.t. and massage practices. allows her more understanding of the body's lymphatic healing process, the mechanisms behind surgical
and disease trauma, and how the body copes when stressed.
Your card will not be charged unless you late-cancel or no-show
your scheduled appointment, thus not allowing us an opportunity ~ Nicole has worked with Colleen for nearly a decade and has received instruction on how to perform the
to fill your previously reserved session. current and correct method for both post-surgical manual lymphatic massage and disease-related manual
lymphatic massage. In 2022 she participated in a 10-day intensive training study, (both course-work and
Please see our late-cancel / no-show / no-call policy. hands-on and received her certification.
Please Note: We are unable to respond to e-mail or text contacts from All that said, we are extremely competent, experienced and knowledgeable in what we
*NEW* individuals seeking appointments. do and the sessions we offer; thus... our schedules book quickly.
Please call our office directly to schedule your initial session. Lymphatic Drainage Massage is not only for clients who have had surgical / medical
procedures, it is also beneficial for individuals with:
(716) 725-0264 ~ Heart Disease, ~ Kidney Disease, ~ Autoimmune Disease,
~ Chronic systemic idiopathic Inflammation, ~ Swollen Extremities, ~ Digestive tract / leaky-gut syndrome & associated issues,
~ Post-covid inflammation & sluggish immune system, ~ etc...
GREAT LAKES THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE:
~ Specialized Massage & Bodywork Sessions ~
~ Esthetic Services ~ Microblading ~
~ Psychic-Mediumship Readings ~
~ Classes ~ Workshops ~ Presenters ~ Special Events ~
Reading, understanding & adhering to our office policies and procedures, as well as
COVID-19 restrictions and mandates, is the client's responsibility.
Thank you for your compliance.
Benefits of Massage:
Massage is so much more than a luxury - - a "spa experience" wealthy people use to spoil themselves.
Massage is a fundamental, essential practice that has been in existence since the dawn of time, and it is common to both man and animal.
Think about it - what's the first thing you do if you accidentally hit your thumb with a hammer? You grab it, squeeze and hold, rub and massage (while possibly unleashing a string of rarely-used curse words!). Whether you're 3 or 93, it's instinctive to touch, hold and rub an injured area - on ourselves or those we love.
The benefits of positive, nurturing and supportive human touch is immeasurable - physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.
Massage creates energy - and energy is life-force. It increases oxygenated blood flow, pushes out lymph and cellular "debris" thus promoting healing. It's a passive workout that pushes harmful muscular by-products (lactic acid) out of the muscles and into the blood stream where they can be picked up by lymph nodes and processed out of the body.
Additionally, massage reduces muscular adhesions and restrictions allowing for proper movement and alignment.
Physically, the benefits are numerous: increased mobility of muscles, increased mobility of joints, increasing healing, promoting healthy functioning, increasing the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain, organs and tissues, etc.
Emotionally, massage promotes a feeling of security, balance and calmness.
Mentally, massage promotes circulation, even to the brain, and can assist in clearing "fogginess" some people may experience as they age.
And spiritually, many people report feeling "more connected" to not only themselves but to the universe. Massage promotes a sense of grounding (i.e. - deep calming).
Numerous studies have been completed on infants, elderly, individuals with both chronic and acute illness and not one study has been able to link the use of massage or respectful physical touch to any negative by-products or after effects. In fact, in every study illness has lessened or abated altogether, energy increases, homeostasis (the feeling of perfectly calm balance) becomes more pronounced and a greater sense of peace is achieved.
We are merely on the cusp of realizing the full benefits of positive human touch on the body, mind and soul.
Simply my $.02