Manual Lymphatic Drainage
A very specific gentle massage technique that encourages lymphatic flow and drainage which brings balance to the body by filtering and removing metabolic waste, bacteria, excess water and proteins.
Single 75 Min. treatment $ 95.00
Series (3) 75 Min treatments $255.00
The main function of the lymphatic system is detoxification, but it also plays an important role in our immune system. Your lymphatic system facilitates the removal of excess water, wastes, toxins and foreign substances from your body tissues. It is also responsible for identifying, containing and destroying disease-producing microorganisms in the body. It is made up of capillaries, vessels, lymph nodes, organs and bone marrow. Lymph is an extracellular fluid that enters the lymphatic vessels and is mixed with cellular elements. The lymphatic system starts at the lymphatic sacs in the extracellular spaces. These sacs have pores, allowing the passage of large proteins and other metabolic waste products. When the lymphatic sacs are filled, lymph enters the lymphatic vessels. The walls of lymphatic vessels contain valves, directing the flow of lymph one way only (toward the heart). Along the path of the lymphatic vessels are lymphatic nodes. When the fluid reaches these nodes, metabolic wastes, bacterias, infections, excess water, and other foreign substances are removed. The drained lymph then continues its flow. Most of the lymphatic fluid reenters the circulation via the thoracic duct (a common drainage duct). The tonsils, spleen, and thymus, for example, are all parts of the lymphatic system. Unlike the heart, the center of the body’s other circulatory system, the lymphatic system doesn’t have its own pump. As a result, it relies on the movement of the body and breath and to drain lymph fluid. For most of us, the body is perfectly capable of draining itself. But injury, surgery, illness, lack of physical activity, and other issues can compromise the system, resulting in a need for assisted lymphatic drainage.
Great for Fibromyalgia as the touch is very light. Lymphedema, Post- op surgery for pain and edema.