Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Stimulate your Lymphatic System

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Your lymphatic system is comprised of your lymph nodes, spleen, thymus and vessels and is part of your circulatory system, most people are aware of their cardiovascular system but less commonly aware that their Lymphatic system is a part of their overall circulatory system

The Lymphatics are a series of veins that run from distal parts of your body toward the heart but don’t have a set of arteries leaving the heart. It is a one-way system. The Lymphatic system houses a high concentration of white blood cells and T-cells that are responsible for your immune response

When wastes such as large proteins, fat cells and pathogens are unable to move back into the smaller capillaries of the cardiovascular system the lymphatic system picks them up and moves them through progressively larger lymphatic vessels to lymph nodes

The human body has between 400-700 lymph nodes depending on the person. The lymph nodes are the functional part of the lymphatic system where the wastes are churned up inside the nodes. Phagocytosis (cell eating) takes place and the large wastes products and pathogens are disarmed and crushed up before being returned to the blood stream for disposal

If you are constantly feeling sick or tired, your lymphatic system may have stopped working properly or become sluggish, this could be due to a build-up of toxins, lack of exercise, eating the wrong types of foods or enduring prolonged serious illness

Vitawells Lymphatic Drainage therapy program starts with an initial 30 minute consultation with the first treatment lasting between 45-60 minutes as Lymphatic Drainage detoxification treatment is most productive in a series of treatments over 3 sessions

At the first treatment you will be given whole body massage by our licensed massage therapist using Simple Lymph Drainage (SLD) techniques with movement much like a squeegee pushing mud down a drain using the thumbs, fingers and hands to gently massage your lymph nodes around your body and the numerous vessels lying just underneath your skin that carry your lymph fluid, a colourless liquid containing immune cells to protect you from illness

The SLD massage encourages the lymph fluid to move towards the lymph nodes for natural draining thereby encouraging your bodies Lymphatic Drainage system to work more efficiently

The second session picks up the remaining debris after the initial draining has occurred and should follow the initial session within 3 days. Three or four days later another session should be received to make sure the new momentum is maintained

Our program also encourages you to follow our simple treatment plan between sessions to avoid any processed foods, white bread, sweets, chocolate, sugar, processed meats like ham, luncheon meat, hot dogs and fast foods, any canned or packaged dinners, cereals and baked goods which put a strain on your lymphatic system

Instead we guide you on how to eat natural foods that cleanse your lymphatic system like dark green vegetables, ginger, sea kelp, citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges, flax seeds, wheatgrass juice, radishes and garlic, herbs like Dandelion root, burdock root, nettles, parsley and myrrh and provide you with exercises that can be incorporated into your lifestyle, like walking briskly, taking the stairs where possible, doing gardening or housework vigorously, using a mini-trampoline or attending our personal training sessions regularly to keep your lymphatic system stimulated and promote a healthy immune system

Lymphatic Massage

We also welcome GP and Hospital referrals.  If your GP practice is not listed on our GP Referral Scheme, please ask us for our form to give to your practice to complete

If you would like more information on the Lymphatic System you can follow this link

The opinions and comments of the author of the above article are not those of Vitawell Medi-Centre.


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