What is the Lymph system? The lymph system is critical for our health; it works to move and remove toxins, helps regenerate tissues, brings immune cells throughout the body, and removes stagnant fluids from the body.
What is Lymph Drainage Therapy? Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is a gentle hands on technique for stimulating the lymphatic system developed by Dr. Bruno Chikly. Lymphatic drainage therapy stimulates lymph flow, promoting overall health and wellness and can be used to stimulate lymph flow in areas of injury (including muscles and joints), scar tissue and/or (treated) infection or surgery to aide in recovery. LDT is very relaxing and can help reduce stress. LDT may also help with the following: Immune system stimulation Reduction in scarring (even if old) Regeneration of tissues Improving "head fog" Relief from chronic pain Antispastic responses to help relieve muscular tightness Deep relacation to aid with insomnia, depression, stress, loss of memory, Body detoxification from poor diet, medications, pollution reducing tissue Tension from stagnant fluid build up Stiffness and aching
What can I expect from a session? Lymphatic Drainage therapy takes place in a restful, private setting. You may be fully clothed, or wear light clothing on a comfortable, padded table. Your therapist begins by gently touching various parts of your body to monitor the rhythm, amplitude, and flow of the lymph fluid in the body. By carefully listening with the hands to locate areas of weak fluid flow or stagnation, your practitioner can stimulate fluid movement in areas of weakness through the lymphatic channels. Relaxing manual techniques are used to stimulate fluid movement and lymph flow throughout your body. A LDT session generally lasts an hour, but can vary depending on the age and needs of the client. It can be used alone or integrated with other therapies to create powerful effects. What you experience from your own session is highly individual.r The sessions are generally deeply relaxing. Responses to treatment can last up to 24 hours. Some clients experience detoxification symptoms after treatment and drinking extra water before and after your session is recommended.
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