Similar to the vascular system, the network of lymph vessels reach nearly every cell in your body. However, unlike the vascular system, the lymph system is not pumped by a large muscle like the heart. Rather, it is propelled slowly through the body by subclavian suction, and skeletal muscle. When a person has a poorly functioning system or is eliminating more toxins due to disease, we can aid in this function through lymphatic massage.
Lymphatic drainage through massage is accomplished by gentle wave-like movements while applying very subtle pressure. Lymphatic Massage therapists are able to detect lymph flow in the body and facilitate the areas of fluid stagnation.
Lymphatic massage takes about 45 minutes. It can be done as a treatment by itself to promote wellness and aid in detoxification or it can be done as part of a comprehensive treatment program.
- Aids in circulation
- Enhance immune function
- Reduce edema and inflammation
- Reduce stress
- Improve digestion
- Reduce pain
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