Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Lymphatic massage sessions range from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the condition being treated. We recommend that your initial lymphatic massage session is a 60 minute session to stimulate your lymphatic flow. This will stimulate drainage in one limb. If treating more than two or more limbs, we recommend a 90 minute consultation initially.
Your lymphatic system’s major roles is to collect excess fluid from the tissues, purify it and return it to the blood stream. This role is important because many substances are continuously leaking out of the blood capillaries into the surrounding tissues. When your lymphatic system fails to sweep up these excess fluids, they can accumulate, cause swelling and potentially increase the risk of infection. An efficient lymphatic system helps to defend your body against germs such as bacteria, viruses & fungi that may cause illness. Luckily, an effective lymphatic systems silently works in the background keeping you healthy.
The lymphatic system drains the fluid into specific regions of your body such as your armpits and groin where there is a concentration of lymph nodes. The lymph nodes contain lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) & some of these lymphocytes contain antibodies that fight off germs (including cancer cells) & stops infection from spreading throughout the body. The good news is that lymphatic massage rapidly speeds up your lymphatic system and its capacity to fight disease and viruses, remove toxins and waste products, reduce swelling, and filter lymph fluid and your blood, leading to your better health.