A specific light-touch therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is a gentle, rhythmic stimulation of the lymph nodes and lymph vessels that can dramatically increase the normal rate of lymph flow. The slow rhythmic strokes move the skin and connective tissue, creating a gentle pumping action that increases flow in the tissues, promoting regeneration.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is an ideal form of therapy for most pre- and post-surgical recovery (with physician permission). Promoting detoxification of the entire body may help reduce fluid retention and edemas; accelerate healing of burns; and minimize bruising and scarring.
When even a single lymph node has been compromised as a result of surgery or radiation, the lymphatic fluid may “lose its course,” lacking the capacity for transporting fluids through that area. This can cause a backup of fluid that leads to swelling and, when left untreated, may develop into Lymphedema. Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy gently assists the flow of lymphatic fluid, encouraging the lymph to find and regain a healthy path.
Neurological conditions (Lyme disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease)
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)
Skin conditions (eczema, rosacea)
Cellulite (with a series and in conjunction with diet changes)
Frequent colds and infections
Sinus headaches and congestion