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Lymphatic Drainage Massage

"Lymphatic massage is a gentle touch therapy that promotes health and aids recovery from certain illnesses. This powerful, yet subtle technique can reduce or prevent fluid retention, enchance the removal of toxins from body tissues, and support the immune system. Also called lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage, lymphatic massage is a standard treatment in European hospitals and clinics, and is used increasingly in North America." ©2003,2007 Natural Touch Marketing™for the Healing Arts.

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:

  • Stress 
  • Muscle tension
  • Swelling following injury or surgery
  • Skin care (acne, rosacea, and excema)
  • Breast health
  • Fatigue, mild depression, chronic soft-tissue pain
  • Combined with deep-tissue or myofascial release it helps make scar tissue softer and more flexible
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Edema
  • 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.

 

 

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