Lymphatic drainage is a subtle but powerful therapeutic bodywork technique that is beneficial for nearly everyone. Addressing the lymphatic system can be so crucial for our overall health – yet this system of our body is one that is rarely spoken of, and one that we often know very little about. The lymphatic system, which can be considered the other half of the circulatory system, is a complex network of tissues, vessels, organs and nodes whose primary functions are to transport fluid, aid in immune function, create white blood cells, identify and destroy foreign material and cells, regenerate tissues, and detoxify the body. The lymphatic system actually transports over twice as much fluid per day than the circulatory system (while doing so without the aid of a “pump” like the heart)! As you can imagine, when this system doesn’t work properly, neither can our body!
Unfortunately, many factors of daily living can contribute to a lymphatic system that is congested or doesn’t work properly. These factors include stress, shallow breathing, poor diet, tightness or restrictions in the body, and exposure to the plethora of modern toxins around us. Lymphatic drainage therapy can help to break up congestion in the lymphatic system and improve this system’s efficacy.
Lymphatic drainage therapy is a combination of Manual Lymph Drainage (a light-touch, rhythmic type of massage) combined with the technology of the Lymphstar Pro Fusion. This medical device uses light, sound, and noble gases (encased in glass tubes) to release restrictions, open up lymph nodes, and re-polarize the proteins in the body’s fluids allowing congested areas to flow again. It is estimated that an hour session incorporating the Lymphstar Pro Fusion is as effective as 5 hours of manual lymph drainage alone! Most clients find the light, rhythmic strokes incredibly calming and soothing, while feeling refreshed and light afterwards.
While beneficial for almost anyone, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can be especially helpful for:
Swelling and edema (general or post surgical)
Reducing healing time of wounds, surgical procedures
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
General relaxation and stress reduction
Improved immune function
Digestive and bowel issues
Migraine and sinus headaches
Fibrocystic Breast Disease
This treatment is appropriate for people of all ages, with the major contraindications being:
Congestive Heart Failure
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Initial visits are 90 minutes, which allows for a full body treatment, if necessary, and time for intake and education. Follow up sessions can be 60 or 90 minutes depending on treatment plan or reason for visit.
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