Lymph Drainage

Lymph Drainage

Is Lymphatic Therapy Right for you? Take the Test:

Are you currently undergoing Cancer Treatment?
Have you undergone surgery of any kind?
Do you have swelling?
Are you experiencing loss of range of motion due to an injury?
Do you have chronic pain or fatigue?
Do you have a compromised immune system?
Do you have Lymphedema ?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then Lymphatic Drainage could help you feel better and improve your current condition. Manual Lymph Drainage is a safe therapy that you can incorporate at any point in time to help you recover quicker and assist the body in healing itself.

Lymph Drainage

What is Lymphatic Drainage?

Lymphatic drainage is a very effective way of detoxing the body plus stimulating vital immune defenses. It is a specialized manual technique designed to activate and cleanse the human fluid system. Because the lymphatic system itself is responsible for optimum functioning of the water circulation and immune system, Lymphatic Drainage is a key to maximizing our ability to rejuvenate and to establish resistance to stress and disease. Today this technique is widely spread throughout Europe and is so highly recognized in the medical field that doctors now commonly prescribe these treatments. This work is facilitated by medical professionals including physical therapists, chiropractor, nurses and massage therapists who are specially trained in lymphatic drainage.

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What is Lymphatic System?

The lymphatic system is composed of lymph vessels, lymph nodes, and organs. Lymph is basically the fluid and protein that has been squeezed out of the blood. Lymph nodes remove microorganisms and other foreign substances. They act as a filtration system that keeps particulate matter, such as bacteria, from entering the bloodstream.

The lymphatic system has a vital role in the body by regulating the immune system, which protects the body against infection. It transports nutrients to cells and eliminates metabolic wastes, toxins and excess fluids from the body.

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How is lymphatic drainage performed?

The manual maneuvers employed with lymphatic drainage are very subtle. The work is done with flat hands using all fingers to simulate aquatic, wave-like movements, which enables your practitioner to deeply listen to the rhythm of the body fluids. A heightened awareness opens one’s ability to attune to the exact pressure and rhythm necessary to enter into the flow of the lymphatic system. The therapist assists the lymph to flow in the right direction and dump into the deeper nodes. These nodes are then drained with manual techniques so that they can empty and refill. Getting more toxins and unused materials into the lymphatic system, promotes the immune and helps the body fight infection and disease and helps it heal from injury or surgery. 

Lymphatic Drainage benefits are numerous and include:

  • Clearing areas of congestion such as swollen ankles, puffy eyes and swollen legs
  • Promotion of scar tissue healing, torn ligaments and sprains.
  • Post-operative healing
  • Swelling relief following surgery
  • Improving Immune Function and defenses against disease
  • Treatment of lymphedema and other conditions arising from venous insufficiency
  • Improving chronic conditions such as sinusitis, arthritis, acne and other skin conditions
  • Detoxifying the body of bacteria, viruses, waste materials and all that is harmful to the body


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Lymphedema Information

As defined by the Mayo Clinic: Lymphedema refers to swelling that generally occurs in one of your arms or legs. Secondary Lymphedema tends to affect just one arm or leg due to damage to the lymph nodes or vessels, but can also affect the entire quadrant in which the lymph dumps, including the torso and groin regions. Here you will learn about symptoms, causes of secondary lymphedema, treatments and prevention.

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