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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

The lymphatic system has an important role in health maintenance and is made up of nodes and vessels. The vessels transport, in the lymph fluid, products such as toxins, bacteria, dead cells, excess proteins, hormones and immunocompetent cells from the body. The healthy functioning of the lymphatic system can be hindered, or stopped, due to factors such as stress, chemical overload, age, lack of activity, or food additives.

Lymphatic drainage (also known as Manual Lymphatic Therapy and lymphatic massage) is a form of gentle massage designed to encourage the natural drainage of the lymphatic system. Treatment varies with the condition being addressed, and there are a number of different techniques that can be used for optimum results.

During this consultation, your therapist will discuss your medical history and any concerns you may have about lymph drainage therapy. The therapist will work with you to devise a treatment plan that’s best for your needs. They may also explain the process of lymphatic drainage therapy and get started with the initial treatment.


Lymph therapy has many applications, including:

  • Preventive care (Lymph drainage massage can be used as a therapy to maintain a healthy immune system).

  • Pre-surgical therapy (prepares the tissue for the surgical intervention, draining the tissues and cleansing the lymphatic pathways).

  • Post-surgical (to address pain, swelling & scarring).

  • Detoxification

  • Chronic pain of numerous origins.

  • Cleansing of major organs (i.e. liver, kidneys, lungs and bowel).

  • Reduction of various soft tissue swelling (i.e. sports injuries).

  • Relief of symptoms of chronic disorders (i.e. chronic fatigue syndrome, digestive issues).

With the use of lymphatic drain massage, you may also see a reduction in the symptoms of many conditions such as:

  • Women’s health issues, such as painful periods & PMS

  • Headaches

  • Colds and sinus problems

  • Muscle pain

  • Skin conditions

  • Bloating & water retention

  • Puffy eyes, fingers or feet

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