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THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

The key process of the immune system. The lymphatic system removes toxins and waste from the body. Wastes being cellular debris, drugs we take regularly to manage our health conditions to inflammation produced by the body in response to surgeries or simple cuts and bruises. When your lymphatic system is working effectively you are better equipped to fight colds, reduce swelling and feel an overall sense of well-being.

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

A manual specialized technique performed by a certified lymphatic therapist to stimulate the flow of lymph. The basic principle of this work is to facilitate the lymph to move smoothly and efficiently throughout the lymphatic system. The pressure of this technique is lighter touch performed in a wave-like movement to help move the lymph in rhythm with the body. The ultimate feeling after treatment differs for each person, but some people experience, lightness or heaviness in the body, increase or decrease in energy and an increase need to urinate.

A person who has been diagnosed with Lymphedema where a mechanical insufficiently resulted due to damaged or removed lymph nodes, benefits from the lymphatic drainage. Manual lymphatic drainage therapy redirects the lymph fluid so it does not collect in the area of insufficient, compromised nodes thereby moving the stagnant lymph fluid through other functioning pathways of the lymph system.

BENEFITS

  • Support the immune system
  • Prevent and reduce lymphedema
  • Reduce swelling from injury or surgery
  • Reduce cancer related pain
  • Prepare for surgery
  • Detoxify
  • Reduce symptoms of:
    • Stress
    • Insomnia
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • Fibromyalgia