Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) works to gently enhance the circulation of the various nodes, reservoirs, rivers, and streams of the lymph system, and to release restrictions to, from, and within the system.
Life is unthinkable without water. The gases we breathe are transported in fluid, as are communications throughout the cells, which are permanently surrounded by fluid. Coming into contact with the lymph is to connect with the liquid dimension of the body. The body is composed primarily of water ranging from 50-70% depending upon age factors and the source of the information.
Lymphatic circulation moves with a slow rhythm, low velocity, and low pressure. The lymphatic system is a second pathway back to the heart, parallel to the venous system. Lymph consists of water, fats, hormones, minerals, bodily waste, pieces of cell debris, toxins, proteins, etc. Pathways run both deep and superficial.
LDT works to stimulate fluid circulation, drain toxins, protein, and fat. It stimulates the immune system and the parasympathetic nervous system. By reducing stagnation it can be effective in reducing some kinds of chronic pain and muscle spasms.
Areas benefiting from Lymph Drainage Therapy include:
No techniques talked about on this website are meant to replace allopathic medical modalities, but they can act in integration with them. Please check with your healthcare practitioner if you are not sure. Some therapies might have certain contraindications, so please make sure your therapist is kept up to date on any health issues. We each need to be the CEO of our own team of healthcare practitioners. It is strongly encouraged that everyone take charge of their own health, and develop an integrative healthcare team of support professionals for all your varying needs.