Massage Therapy

Massage therapy promotes lymphatic drainage, decreases anxiety, reduces pain,
and improves health.

Sure, massages are great for relaxation and a day at the spa.  But massage therapy is also a vital treatment for Lyme disease, chronic infections, biotoxin illness and other ailments. 

Research studies confirm many health benefits from regular massages:

  • lymphatic drainage and detoxification
  • increased circulation
  • decreased anxiety
  • reduced pain
  • better digestion
  • quality sleep
  • greater range of motion
  • relaxed muscle spasms
  • faster healing
  • and more!

These benefits mean that herxing will be less and treatment will be faster!

Your massage therapist should be trained in medical massage by an accredited massage school, and he/she should be licensed by your state.  Every massage therapist is unique; you need to find one with whom you "click" with the right balance of caring, room ambiance, and, most importantly, massage technique.

Massage technique can be difficult to judge by new patients.  Therefore, Dr. Richey highly recommends that you schedule a massage with her medical massage therapist so that you will know what an excellent massage is like. Her name is Tina Francis, LMT at513-314-4686 and at 453 W. Main Street in Mount Orab, Ohio 45154.  If you travel more than hour, then you may want to schedule your massage after your appointment with Dr. Richey.  

Massage durations can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours and even 2 hours.  Dr. Richey suggests 60 minute massages every 1-2 weeks when starting out in order to make more rapid improvements.  As you improve, they can be less frequent occurring every 3-4 weeks.  Sometimes, you may need a 30 minute massage to address an acute problem or an 1 1/2 hour appointment to go even deeper in order to resolve long lasting issues.   Maintenance massages usually occur for 60 minutes every 4 weeks. 

Massage pricing varies significantly depending mostly on location.  They seem to be higher in major cities and in free-standing facilities.  Keep in mind that massage cost usually not indicative of quality. 

Of course, you want to feel better during and after your massage.  However, sometimes something can hurt during the session as sore spots are found; if so, just let your therapist know so that adjustments can be made at that time.  Sometimes, you may be more sore or more brain-foggy after your appointment as toxins are released.  If the latter occurs to you, just let your massage therapist know so he/she can work a little lighter next time.  Sometimes it is best to start off with lymphatic massage for gentle lymphatic drainage.

Drink plenty of water before and after your massage therapy sessions for at least 24 hours to clear released toxins from your tissues.  Also, use your lymphatic drainage product that Dr. Richey recommended for you before and after your treatment for even better results.

On a practical note, your massage therapist is a professional.  He/she will keep you covered during your session only exposing the body part that is being worked on at that time.  Your private parts remain private!  You can either wear underwear or not.  If you ever feel uncomfortable, just let your massage therapist know your concern so that adjustments can be made immediately.

Most massage therapists will play relaxing massage music.  If you do not prefer a certain selection, just let your therapist know so that a different CD can be used.  You can probably even bring your own CD if you prefer, but make sure that it is relaxing without a rock beat.  

Massage therapy is not a luxury;
it is a necessity
for those who desire
improved health and well-being.



Let food

be thy medicine, 

and medicine 

be thy food.  

~Hippocrates

DANDELION



Your word

is a lamp

to my feet

and a light

to my path.

~Psalm 119:105

ECHINACEA



I will cure them,

and will reveal

to them the

abundance of

peace and truth.

~Jeremiah 33:6

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