Advanced Lymphatic Drainage
The Lymphatic System is essentially the immune system.
Unlike the cardiovascular system which pumps blood through the body’s veins and arteries, the lymphatic system does not have a pump. Factors that affect lymphatic circulation are: walking, stretching, dancing, breathing, exercise, abdominal peristalsis, the arterial pulse, muscle contractions, and manual lymphatic drainage massage (MLD). MLD is a very gentle form of massage, requiring only between 5 grams and 8 ounces of pressure to be most effective.
The main functions of the lymphatic system are:
- to distribute immune cells throughout the body to maintain health and fight disease
- to rid the body’s tissues of excess proteins and toxins
- to remove fluid from tissues and inter cellular spaces in order to return the fluid to the blood circulatory system
- and to repair injured tissues
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is ideal for:
- …those experiencing edema
- …clients who are pre or post-surgery
- …the treatment of minor soft tissue injuries such as sprains
- …clients with frequent colds or allergies
- …those with compromised immune function
- …clients seeking relief from stress, fatigue, or depression
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is not for you if you have...
heart or kidney or liver failure, acute infection, DVT or blood clots, bronchial asthma or bronchitis
To book these sessions you will ask for Virginia or Zoe. Check out their bios on the homepage.