Lymphatic Drainage and Therapy

Lymphatic therapy improves the entire circulation of the body. By allowing your body to release toxins, accumulated fluid, and proteins between the cells, healthy balance can be restored. Regular use improves your lymphatic fluid flow and accelerates detoxification of your tissues. This leads to more vitality, relief of aches and pains, aids common ailments such as sinus issues, flu, colds, chronic dis-ease support, faster healing from surgeries and injuries and allows for less oedema, fibrotic conditions, and swelling from various causes.

Finally, since the formation of collagen and its regeneration is important to your skin, regular use provides tighter skin, fewer wrinkles, and a vibrant complexion. When used with practitioner care and guidance many health challenges to well-being can respond to Lymphatic Therapy.

The lymphatic system is like a vital RIVER OF LIFE within us because it transports the fluid that cleanses every cell and organ in the body! It is THE pathway for TOXINS TO EXIT from the blood and from the spaces between the cells. There are 17 trillion cells in the body. They are constantly exchanging substances within the interstitial space.

The lymphatic system takes the toxic load and sends it out through the bladder, bowels, skin and lungs. The lymph system plays a key role in the immune function.  Infection fighting white blood cells are transported via the lymph to destroy bacteria, viruses and fungi within the lymph nodes (filters).

To sum it up we can say that the lymphatic system is essentially the information highway of our immune system and the pathway for toxic removal. Some say it IS the Immune System.

So, when the lymph fails to function properly it becomes sluggish or even stagnant. The clear lymph fluid becomes cloudy and thick, changing from a fluid like water or milk, to much thicker properties such as cottage cheese or yoghurt. This thick gel-like lymph backed up and overloaded with toxic waste is the idea environment for the onset of illness and disease, and chronic conditions.

Treatment from Lymphatic therapy will assist in the breakdown of the toxins so they can flow through the body to be eliminated. Using precise vibrational and acoustic wave technologies combined with electro pressure to the cells, blockages and stagnant areas can be cleared and toxins moved through for filtering and elimination.

How does it feel to have the Therapy?

The effect is one of overall relaxation. Many people report they are highly energised while others may feel so relaxed they want to sleep. Each person will react differently, but you can expect some increase in bladder/bowel activity as toxins are released and exit. Overall, positive benefits are usually seen from one to six sessions. This will vary dependant on the person and the ailment.

How do I know if I have lymphatic problems?

Lymphatic flow functions normally with physical activity and an overall healthy circulatory system. But stagnation can occur anywhere along the system creating congestion and thicker fluid areas. The results from slower or blocked flow can be many and the causes vary and include surgery, injuries, radiation therapy, scar tissue. The symptom of lymph blockage can include sinus trouble, headaches, swelling, tender cystic breasts, fatigue and chronic pain conditions, skin and other infections, asthma and allergies, poor digestion, female problems, prostate issues to cancer and other dis-eases.

How is the Therapy performed?

To explain simply, two special therapy heads are lightly stroked on the skin. They may be left in one place or moved around. The placements and stroking follow lymph drainage pathways and over glands and organs. During the session specific problem areas may be addressed such as a painful knee or soft tissue injury, or digestive areas.

The heads will indicate a blockage and can be felt by the therapist who will concentrate on specific problem areas.

Known contra-indicators to be aware of.

  • Lymph Therapy is not able to be used
  • For the treatment of a known medical condition
  • On persons with a cardiac pacemaker or other implanted electronic medical device
  • On women who are pregnant, or who may be pregnant or a nursing mother.
  • Any person known to have a blood clot (thrombosis)
  • On children under the age of 13.

The therapy is effective and safe.

Please let us know if you have questions or require further information.

 

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