The Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Posted by Natasha Mercer
Since winter is upon us, it would seem that it’s a great time for massage.
Did you know that we have lymphatic drainage specialists on our team?
What is the Lymph System?
The lymph system is part of our immune system. It is made up of a vast network of tissues and organs that carries infection-fighting fluid and cells throughout the body. It helps the body to filter and eliminate toxins and waste.
What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle form of massage that supports the body’s fluid balance, blood circulation and immune system. The lymph system helps to filter out waste from the body.
Lymphatic massage involves a light rhythmic series of movements to stimulate the lymphatic system to allow the lymph to move easily through the tissues and lymph nodes.
Lymphatic Drainage for Detox and Immunity
Lymphatic drainage is a great way to restart the lymph system.
Our massage therapists can also add basil, thyme and oregano essential oils to your treatment to further support the immune system.
Lymphatic Drainage for Injuries
Lymphatic drainage also helps to decrease congestion and pain to injured areas, which helps to also decrease pain and promote healing.
Lymphatic Drainage for Pregnancy & Postpartum
Lymphatic drainage is helpful for water retention and swelling, which can particularly be an issue in the legs and feet during pregnancy. It can also be helpful for blocked ducts and sore tight breasts in nursing moms.
Lymphatic Drainage for the Skin
Lymphatic drainage can also help to reduce skin puffiness, for example around the eyes as well as fine lines on the face. It’s great for brightening and smoothing the complexion in general!
Lymphatic Drainage for Support with Serious or Chronic Illness
Lymphatic therapy has also been shown to help with illnesses such as breast cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
Contact us for a free 15-minute phone consult or to book an appointment.