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Lymph Drainage Therapy

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Lymph Drainage Therapy

The Importance of Lymph Drainage for Good Health

The lymphatic system is critical to the body’s ability to drain stagnant fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out foreign substances, and allow an individual to maintain a healthy immune system *Asdonk, 1970, Adiar & Guyton, 1982). It is composed of lymph vessels and nodes working in collaboration to complete these tasks.

Lymph vessels rely upon numerous tiny muscular units that contract throughout the body to propel lymph flow. The contractions allow the lymph vessels to shuttle many substances to lymph nodes, which can then process them. The actions of these muscular units can be stopped or slowed, due to stress, age, infections, surgery, trauma, or burns. When lymph circulations stagnates, bodily fluids, proteins, cells and poisons may accumulate, which then allow cellular functioning to be significantly comprised.

Lymphatic drainage is a hands-on method created to achieve and sustain proper functioning of the human fluid system. Lymphatic drainage techniques today are used as standard scientific practice throughout the world.

Taking Lymph Drainage Therapy Techniques to a New Level

Lymph Drainage Therapy enables practitioners to find the specific rhythm, course, volume and quality of the lymphatic flow. The therapist can achieve excellent precise outcomes in short periods of time. For the clients, the process is extremely pleasurable and creates a deep state of relaxation.

How Lymph Drainage Therapy is Achieved

Lymph Drainage Therapy uses gentle manual maneuvers to help in the recirculation of bodily fluids. The average amount of pressure applied is usually extremely light, around five grams, equivalent to the weight of a nickel.

By using this technique, therapists are able to find the specific rhythm, direction, depth, and quality of lymph flow throughout the body. Then, they are able use their hands to do Manual Lymphatic Mapping of the vessels to assess the path of lymphatic circulation, areas of stagnation, and the best alternative pathways for draining lymph fluids.

The Benefits of Having Lymph Drainage Therapy

Due to the nature of the lymphatic system, Lymph Drainage Therapy can provide useful results in the correction of numerous conditions as well as allowing preventive health maintenance for one’s body.

Lymph Drainage Therapy works to assist the recirculation of body fluids, improves the function of the immune system, and encourages a state of relaxation and balance within the autonomic nervous system. When these actions are completed, the following results may occur:

  • Lessening of fibromyalgia and severe fatigue
  • Body detoxification
  • Regeneration of damaged tissue and improving anti-aging effects
  • Lessen chronic inflammation ie. allergic reactions, eczema, and acne
  • Stimulate the immune system for therapeutic and preventive responses
  • Lessening of swelling and lymphedemas of many origins
  • Alleviates symptoms of depression, insomnia, stress, memory loss, cellulite tissue, and muscle hypertonus