I have been absolutely amazed by Lymphatic Drainage Therapy! There is way more to it then I’ve even come close to realizing. The intricate details of it all is so fascinating!
Why is Lymphatic Drainage Therapy important? ~ The lymphatic system is basically the center of our immune system. The immune system is our body’s defense system against infectious pathogenic viruses, bacteria, fungi, toxins and waste. The immune system works to keep these harmful agents out of the body and attacks those that manage to enter. The lymphatic system also circulates fluid including immune cells, proteins and hormones that are vital to maintaining physiological well-being and balance.
Lymph accumulates wherever there has been physical trauma, to clear away dead cells, bacteria, and bring white blood cells to fight infection. A good application of lymph drainage therapy is beneficial prior to and after surgery. Before surgery, LDT cleans out any old debris and sets the stage for optimal healing by increasing blood flow and good lymph flow. After surgery, it does the same, which allows the body to heal up to twice as fast because the lymph carries away the surgical debris and detoxifies the area, and more oxygen is brought in by increased blood flow. When the patient is happy, so is the doctor.
Regular drainage stimulates the immune system to release over four times as many disease fighting white blood cells that can effectively fight off flus and other transmittable diseases. In fact, lymph drainage can be performed on every organ of the body to help it do its job better.
Joints of the body also contain lymph, which can get trapped there and cause pressure to build up and cause pain. Tight joints can be released by small, precise movements that allow fluid to escape, release muscles, increase mobility and decrease pain immediately. This technique can work for joint pain, a sprained ankle, or can enhance an athlete’s sports performance by allowing more freedom of joint movement.
Lymphatic fluid and its proper movement is vital to every part of the body, and LDT is a powerful therapy to manage lymphatic movement. LDT is a powerful tool to enhance everyone’s path to optimal health.
What is the process of LDT? ~ The LDT process involves the use of gentle manual techniques to aid in the re-circulation of body fluids. The pressure is generally very light with a specific rhythm, direction and depth. Mapping is used to help areas of stagnation find alternate pathways for draining lymph and other body fluids.
How does it feel?~ The process activates the para-sympathetic system which creates a space of deep relaxation, which is very healing.
You Could Benefit From LDT if you…
~ need to boost your immune system… do you get recurring colds, infections or viruses?
~ are suffering from low energy, lack of vitality, sluggishness or depression
~ have chronic pain
~ are suffering from allergies or chronic sinus conditions
~ need surgery, required or elective
~ are experiencing edema or lymphedema due to lumpectomy, mastectomy or lymph node removal
~ are pregnant with swollen hands or feet
Session treatments are generally 30, 60 or 90 minutes depending on your goals for healing and the nature of the condition. One or two sessions may be all you need for a tune-up, or multiple consecutive treatments may be needed to treat more complex conditions.
As a body-worker for 14 years, learning LDT brought me to a new awareness of the functionality of our bodies. How everything works together in such a way that not much thought is put into it. For instance, have you thought about the relationship been two bones. Every bone in your body is attached to another bone. How is that relationship doing? Is it oscillating happily? Or is it stuck? Flow is key. Literally! Keep the bones happy, keeps the body pain-free.
I want to thank and acknowledge my training through the Chikly Health Institute and Bruno Chikly for educating and training because this work is very much needed in this world.
PS: If you live in my area and are interested in a session, see my “contact me” page:)
With Peace in my Heart,