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Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDT) encourages the body to process and remove stagnant fluid, toxins and wastes as a result of improved lymph flow. As lymph fluid passes through lymph nodes, the body generates production of more lymphocytes to reinforce immune response and support antibodies against foreign substances.

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The lymphatic system collects excess fluids in the body and serves as a filtering system to screen out foreign pathogens. This system is a networked chain of vessels spaced throughout the body that drains lymph fluid from surrounding tissues and discharges it back into the bloodstream.

The main functions of the lymph system are to manage fluid levels and filter out bacteria, as well as containing leukocytes (white blood cells) as part of the immune system. Lymph fluid is filtered through the spleen, thymus gland, and lymph nodes before being emptied back into the blood.

Lymphatic flow can stagnate for many reasons such as swelling, chronic inflammation, lack of physical activity, stress, age, fatigue, and tight-fitting clothing. Diminished lymph circulation results in less effective cell regeneration. This permits toxins and proteins to accumulate around the cells, leading to cellular de-oxygenation.

The lymph system collects excess fluids in the body and serves as a filtering system to screen out foreign pathogens. This system is a networked chain of vessels spaced throughout the body that drains lymph fluid from surrounding tissues and discharges it back into the bloodstream.

The main functions of the lymphatic system are to manage fluid levels and filter out bacteria, as well as containing leukocytes (white blood cells) as part of the immune system. Lymph fluid is filtered through the spleen, thymus gland, and lymph nodes before being emptied back into the blood.

Lymphatic flow can stagnate for many reasons such as swelling, chronic inflammation, lack of physical activity, stress, age, fatigue, and tight-fitting clothing. Diminished lymph circulation results in less effective cell regeneration. This permits toxins and proteins to accumulate around the cells, leading to cellular de-oxygenation.

Who is a Good Candidate for Lymph Drainage Massage ?
Not every massage technique is appropriate for everyone. Heavy pressure or deep-tissue massage methods should not be applied to certain individuals or in certain cases. For example, Petrissage and kneading may not only hurt, but may destroy the few suspensory ligaments (Cooper's ligament) and elastic fibers of the breast. Similarly, individuals who bruise easily may not do well with deep-tissue methods.  However, body regions surrounded by rich lymphatic networks are very appropriate for the light touch of LDT. Because breast tissue is well-supplied with lymphatics but lacks sources of external compression (such as muscles or strong overlying fascia) to promote the natural lymphatic drainage found in most other body tissues, fluid has a tendency to accumulate in the breast. The light-touch specific approach of LDT provides an ideal solution to fluid stagnation.
What to Expect from Your Lymph Drainage Massage Session ?
During an LDT session, stagnant fluid, toxins and wastes are drained as a result of improved lymph flow. As lymph fluid passes through lymph nodes, the body generates production of more lymphocytes to reinforce immune response and support antibodies against foreign substances.

In addition, Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is a gentle, light-touch, noninvasive technique that can help alleviate many conditions related to pregnancy, including engorgement, sore nipples (transient, chronic), plugged ducts, wounds, fissures, ulcerations, bruises and dermatitis (eczema). This therapy also can provide relief from chronic inflammation and pre-and post-surgical applications, and can be used for cosmetic applications, such as mastoptosis, scars and traumas.

You have the right and expectation that we will treat you with trust and respect at all times. Proper draping will be used to provide comfort and security. In addition, prior to beginning the treatment session. You may always stop the massage session for any reason at any time during the treatment process. This decision will be honored with no questions asked.
What are the Benefits of Lymph Drainage Massage ?
  • Circulation of lymph and interstitial fluids throughout the body, assisting to reroute stagnant fluid (i.e., edema, primary and secondary lymphedema) through the lymph system.
  • Removal of toxins to assist with detoxification and tissue regeneration. 
  • Drainage of Macromolecules (large proteins), helping to eliminate protein-rich fluid from the extracellular tissues and aid reabsorption of edema.
  • Accumulated fats are evacuated through lymphatic vessels. 
  • Improved lymph flow carries more antigens to the lymph nodes, thereby increasing antibody-antigen contact, assisting the body’s primary defense system in dealing with chronic and/or sub-acute conditions. 
  • The body’s stress response is supported, as is more sound sleep.
  • Proper digestion and elimination are supported as the body’s toxic load is better managed, helping to mitigate constipation, for example.
Contraindications
  • Acute infectious/early onset inflammatory disease and fever. The therapist should wait until the fever breaks or until clinical signs have clearly diminished (typically 24-72 hours if antibiotic therapy is used).
  • Serious circulatory problems such as thrombosis. If there is a risk of embolism and phlebitis, lymphatic drainage should not be used.
  • Major cardiac problems including acute angina pectoris and coronary thrombosis (heart attack). Lymphatic techniques may increase the cardiac load.
  • Hemorrhage (bleeding). The therapist should be absolutely sure the bleeding has stopped before draining.
  • Malignant ailments such as an undiagnosed lump. As a matter of policy, we do not work on active cancer patients if their tumor has not been removed and is not under medical control and the guidance of their physician. Moreover, only your physician is qualified to make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment for any of the above described disorders.






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