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LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

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What is it?

Lymphatic drainage is an advanced therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of specialized and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels that carry substances vital to the defense of the body, and removes waste products.

 

The Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic System is referred to as our second circulatory system. It consists of a network of vessels carrying lymph (water, protein, electrolytes) from the tissue fluids to the bloodstream. At intervals along the length on these lymphatic vessels are groups of nodes. The node function is to filter lymph through the action of scavenging white blood cells and preventing foreign particles form entering the bloodstream. The structures of this system help to provide immunity, which means resistance to infection and disease.

Affecting every cell and organ in the body this system is the terrain in which our immune system functions. The lymphatic system is most important in the elimination of toxins. Nodes and vessels can become sluggish and clogged with bacteria and protein deposits similar to those in the vascular system. Consequently, toxic waste matter cannot effectively be released, nor can the immune system function optimally.

By cleansing and unblocking your lymphatic system, your general health improves, your immune system is strengthened and enhanced, and your overall energy is increased.

FACTORS THAT LEAD TO LYMPH BLOCKAGE

  • Stress
  • Lack of Excercise
  • Repressed Communication
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Chemical Toxicity
  • Blocked Colon
  • Fear
  • Injury
  • Criticism
  • Improper Diet
  • Trauma
  • Infection

 

CONDITIONS TREATED BY LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE:

  • Toxic build-up, edema and fluid retention (puffy ankles, legs, eyes, bloating).
  • Cellulite and excess weight.
  • Constipation and other digestive disorders.
  • Glandular fever, ME (Chronic Fatigue), Migraine, Sinus, Hay fever
  • Acne, Rosacea and other skin conditions, Scar tissue (old and new)
  • Stress, Anxiety, Tension.
  • Recurring infections (colds, flu, ear, chest).
  • Pre and post operative cases (cosmetic surgery, cancer or where lymph nodes have been removed or the lymphatic system impaired in some way).

What are the benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

The benefits of Lymphatic drainage are considerable and are particularly relevant in today's environment where pollution, stress and deficient immune systems make many people susceptible to contagious disease and viral infections.

The lymphatic system plays a vital role in the body by regulating the immune system. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, lymphatic fluid builds up and stagnates causing the entire system to become toxic.

Lymphatic Drainage clears blockages, eliminates metabolic wastes and toxins from the body, transports nutrients to cells and increases metabolic efficiency, all adding to the reduction of excess fluid and assisting weight reduction. It also has a calming effect on the nervous system and helps relieve stress and tension.

Lymphatic Drainage is also a very successful beauty treatment for the face, improving the appearance of the skin and reducing puffiness. It helps rejuvenate collagen fibers and slow the aging process.  

"Everyone has a level on tolerance to toxicity that connot be exceeded if good health is to be maintained. The immune process works to eliminate toxins through the most important of the immune processes delivery systems - The Lymphatics - which themselves must be contiually detoxified if the entire immune system is to function correctly."

Gerald Lemone MD "The Healing Diet

Pricing

Cash Only on First Visit (credit cards and checks accepted thereafter)

First Visit 90 Minute Manual Treatment = $150

First Visit 90 Minute Manual/Electro. Combo. Treatment = $160

First Visit 60 Minute Electro Lymphatic Drainage = $140

 

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