Updated: Jan 14, 2019
As a Registered Massage Therapist, it is recommended to perform a drainage during & after each therapeutic massage treatment.
Well, your lymph system is a very vital part of your immune system. It is responsible for the transportation of 75% of the waste rejected by your cells, including fluids, fats & toxins from your tissues.
One of its main functions is to heal wounds.
If the lymph starts to circulate poorly due to blockages, vital functions become impaired.
Symptoms of a Clogged Lymph System
Frequent headaches or migraines
Body aches & pains
Why Lymphatic Drainage?
Many of our clients, professionals and practitioners, are required to be at their desks all day or driving for countless hours on end. As a result, their bodies are in a stagnant position for hours which results in poor circulation to the hips.
Their discomfort is amplified due to an inactive or sedentary lifestyle which results in fatigue, stress, lack of physical activity, emotional imbalance, cold temperatures, infections, swelling, premature aging, chemicals and food additives!
When the lymph circulation becomes stagnant; fluids, proteins, cells and toxins accumulate, and cellular functioning becomes significantly compromised. This opens the way to many physical ailments and can begin to accelerate the aging process.
Here’s the good news; you can reverse these issues with a good healthy lymphatic drainage, followed with good lifestyle habits.
Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) recirculates lymphatic flow by activating fluid circulation and stimulating the function of the immune system and the parasympathetic nervous system.
Reduction in edemas (swelling)
Reduction of cellulite
Detoxification of the body
Relief of constipation
Purification & regeneration of body tissues
Regulates organ function
Antispastic and relief from muscle hypertonus
Relief of chronic & subacute inflammation and conditions such as sinusitis, bronchitis, tonsillitis and laryngitis, acne, eczema, allergies
Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome & fibromyalgia
Relief of chronic pain
Deep relaxation to improve insomnia, depression, stress, low vitality & memory loss.
A Lymphatic drainage massage, performed by an experienced and licensed therapist, can greatly help with healing after surgery or a pregnancy. This type of massage regenerates tissues to reduce scarring at surgical incision sites.
Along with reducing swelling and detoxifying the body, a lymph drainage massage helps to speed the regeneration of tissues and cells. It can also relieve pain by removing stagnant fluid that can affect pain receptors, and reduce muscle spasms, which can cause wide-scale muscular pain.
*Please note, fellow Alchemist, that LDT should not be done right after surgery. Wait 6 weeks post surgery or until your Dr. clears you for treatment.
Apart from cleaning you out internally, LDT can enhance physical beauty as well. The gentle yet firm pressure of a lymphatic face massage can reduce puffiness around the eyes and face, reduce the appearance of dark eye circles and give the appearance of a fuller and more youthful face.
The re-circulation of stagnant body fluid is the secret here!
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why you should schedule your lymphatic drainage appointment today.
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