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Lymphatic Drainage Detox the load!
Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from the tissues of the body
The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.
Benefits of lymphatic drainage include:
- Improving general health and wellbeing
- Promoting cellular de-toxification
- Sedating effect on the central nervous system - promoting relaxation and reduction of stress
- Reducing oedema which can also occur during pregnancy
- Improving post surgical treatments - eg mastectomy
- Reducing fluid retention - puffy or swollen ankles, legs, abdomen and eyes
- Reducing Lymphedema
- Accelerates bruise reduction
- Stimulating your immune system
- Encouraging healing - sport injuries, glandular fever
- Arthritis and rheumatism
- Assistance for migraine, headaches, and MS
- Constipation and digestive disorders
- Skin disorders - acne, scleroderma, eczema and psoriasis
- Relieving hay fever, sinus pressure and the associated pain
- Clearing lung congestion from colds and flu; ear or chest infections
- Lowering blood pressure
- Stimulating movement in the bowel and bladder
- Lymphatic drainage is recommended by doctors especially after liposuction. We have had great results with this
How does it work?
The treatment works on your lymph system which is part of the circulatory system but isn't pumped by the heart. The lymph system relies on the movement of your muscles and diaphragmatic breathing to pump lymph fluid through its own set of capillary like vessels. This is another reason why exercise is important and good for you.
The lymph system is not often discussed or commonly known about. But it is an essential part of our immune system and is your body's first line of defence against disease and invasion of micro-organisms. The lymph is a clear fluid which traverses your whole body and is present just below the surface of your skin. The lymph vessels collect excess fluid and cellular waste from the body's surrounding tissues and carry it to the lymph nodes or glands in your underarms, groin and in the neck.
The lymph nodes act like filter stations which then filter the lymph fluid as it flows through, by capturing and disarming harmful foreign substances. The lymph nodes also manufacture special types of white blood cells. When we experience our glands being swollen, this means we are fighting an infection. More white blood cells are being produced which in turn creates swelling in the nodes. The harmful bacteria and toxins are then eliminated from the body and flushed out into the venous circulatory system to be processed by the kidneys, liver and some through the bowel.
Sometimes lymph vessels and lymph nodes become congested and even blocked. Congested lymph vessels result in a sluggish flow of lymph fluid throughout the body and allow toxins to accumulate. These toxins stagnate and weaken the immune system leaving the body less resistant to disease and illness.
The connection between the lymph system and the colon
Besides playing a major role in our immunity, the lymph system also brings nutrients to the body's cells and removes waste. Some waste is carried to the intestines via the lacteals for elimination.
If the intestinal walls are coated with a build up of faecal matter and mucoid protein, the lymph system will not be able to eliminate the toxic waste effectively and will therefore retain it!
The trigger points of the colon
The poisonous waste begins to accumulate in the body and 'stagnates' at a cellular level. This leaves you less resilient to disease and can mean serious consequences for your health.
That's why it is important to start a Detox by cleansing the colon! Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe, powerful and effective tool to help you detoxify your body!
It is also strongly recommended to keep the lymph system and bowels functioning properly by drinking lots of pure water, eating a healthy diet and living more active lifestyles.
Lymph Drainage is a very gentle and rhythmic pulsing treatment. A much lighter touch is used than other massages. You are likely to fall asleep. A light powder is used to allow the therapists finger pads to glide over the surface of the skin. No oil is used.
Healing of the body often takes place whilst resting and during the sleeping hours of the day. So, as you enter this deeply restful and relaxing state, your body will respond and begin the healing process during the treatment. For the duration of the session you will lie on our massage table on your back and will be draped comfortably with towels.
Detox / Lymphatic Drainage
|Sessions / Time||Price||Additional Information|
|1 hour 30 mins||$105.00|
|Sessions / Time||Price||Additional Information|
|1 hour||First timers|
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