Support for Wellness: The lymph system helps balance fluid and distribute immune cells throughout the body to maintain health and defend against disease. It also rids tissues of excess proteins and toxins. It is your body's first line of defense. Lymph Drainage Massage (LDM) stimulates a sluggish immune system to more activity by increasing the circulation of lymph and lymphocytes. It also helps put a stressed-out body into a relaxed state where the heart rate and breathing slows, muscles relax, and organs resume normal functioning. LDM actually increases the White Blood Cell count, which means fewer colds and faster healing.
For your Health Challenges: LDM has proven effective for:
Combined with deep-tissue or myofascial release it helps make scar tissue softer and more flexible
Appearance of cellulite
For Wellness and Recovery: Because LDM increases the flow of lymph and white blood cells around the body, it speeds recovery from illness and injury. Combined with Swedish massage, LDM increases the rate of cellular respiration - flushing toxins out and bringing fresh nutrients in.
What is a session Like?: Moving the lymph requires a very light touch. Practitioners use flat hands and finger pads in painless, rhythmic movements. Usually conducted in a quiet, warm room, LDM is deeply relaxing. Lymphatic massage can be used alone or with other techniques as needed. Expect it to feel much lighter and slower than standard massage.
LDM is a specialized technique that takes hours of training to master. The rate for LDM is $60/hr or $45 for 1/2hr.