Lymphatic Drainage is a technique that uses very light pressure with specific gentle, rhythmic strokes that stimulate the Lymphatic System which allows for quicker cellular detoxification.
This technique is widely used in health conditions that need assistance in draining excess fluid build up, water retention, surgical recovery, and recovering from a recent cold or allergy. Lymphatic Drainage is all about the flushing of your system so be sure to drink plenty of water afterwards.
What can I expect at my first massage?
At your first massage, you will be scheduled a consultation and the massage the same day. The massage therapist will talk with you about the issues you are looking to correct. They will go over the benefits of which massage would best suit your needs and then the massage will begin.
How often should I get a massage?
Frequency will depend on your preventative and maintenance needs although, once a month is typically recommended. If your condition requires additional time, your massage therapist will create a plan tailored to meet your needs.
What is the Lymphatic System and what does it do?
Running alongside the Circulatory System is the Lymphatic System. The Lymphatic System is made up of Vasos and Lymph Nodes, when stimulated the lymph nodes release white cells to aid the immune system, The Lymphatic System is there to rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials.
What causes Lymphedema (AKA Edema - Swelling)
Lymphedema is when a person develops swelling due to the Lymphatic System not being able to properly process fluids whether this is caused by primary edema (inborn inadequate system) or secondary edema (injury or illness).