Lymph Drainage Technique
Lymph Drainage Technique  is a very specialized technique focusing on treatment of swelling and lymphadema in the body. The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to detoxify and regenerate tissues. The lymphatic system filters out toxins and foreign substances, recovers crucial substances that have escaped from the blood and helps maintain a healthy immune system. Unlike the circulatory system, which uses the pumping action of the heart to circulate the blood, the lymphatic system relies upon hundreds of tiny muscular units called lymphangions to contract throughout the body to propel the lymph. The lymph can then eliminate waste products. When the action of these tiny muscular units is hindered, this can lead to the stagnation of lymphatic circulation. If the lymph circulation stagnates due to injury or infection, toxins accumulate and cellular metabolism is significantly compromised. The result is an increase in acid and toxins within the tissues causing pain, tension, and edema. These substances along with the edema need to be removed quickly from the interstitial fluid in order to promote proper tissue healing and restore proper pain-free movement.

The lymph drainage procedure involves the practitioner using flat hands and all the fingers to simulate gentle, specific wave-like movements. These subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. With lymph drainage, there is immediate and marked reduction of acute and chronic edema and hematomas, post-injury and after surgery.

Lymphatic Drainage is very effective for the following conditions;

• Reduction in edema (swelling) and lymphadema
• Detoxification of the body
• Regeneration of tissue, including burns and wounds
• Relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations,
• Relief of chronic pain
• Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome
• Reduction in the symptoms of fibromyalgia
• Relieves muscle spasm

Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, stress and loss of vitality
• Headaches
• Sports Injuries
• Whiplash
• Orthopedic Problems
• Stroke and head injuries

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