Lymph Drainage Massage Therapy
This service is offered by Charley
The lymphatic system works for our bodies to remove excess fluid, waste, toxins, and helps to deliver nutrients, oxygen, and hormones from the blood to the tissues of the body. Our lymph systems can be weakened due to any type of trauma or illness. A weakened lymph system can lead to fatigue and illness, and even speed up the aging process.
Lymph Drainage Therapy is one of the most gentle types of massage. My clients find the therapy to be deeply relaxing. During the massage I will use the lightest touch to encourage a wave-like motion in the direction of your body’s natural lymph flow, allowing the movement and removal of toxins and excess fluid your body has accumulated.
Once your lymphatic system is healthy again, your body will work more efficiently at fighting off infections and diseases to keep you healthier.
NOTE: Please make your appointments at least FOUR WEEKS post-surgery, ensuring that surgery sites are closed and healed.
Effects of Lymph Drainage on the body
- Detoxification of the body
- Reduce in swelling (edema)
- Pregnancy-induced edema
- Relief of chronic pain
- Promotes healing of tissues and bones after trauma
- Reduces cellulite
- Relieves congestion in the sinuses
- Reduces stress and insomnia with deep relaxation
- Alleviates inflammation in the joints and arthritis
- Reduces the symptoms of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
- Increases immune response
- Autoimmune diseases
- Chronic illnessr
What illnesses and diseases are indicated for Lymph Drainage Therapy?
- Bags under the eyes
- Gastroenterology (stomach and liver concerns)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease
- General and Metabolic
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Sleep disorders
- Withdrawal (caffeine, nicotine, alcohol or substance dependency)
- PMS and menstruation
- Headaches and migraines
- Stroke (CVA)
- Facial paralysis
- Bell’s Palsy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Visual acuity
- Edema of eyelids
- Whiplash and neck pain
- Low back pain
- Ear, Nose, and Throat
- Seasonal allergies
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel Syndrome
Which conditions are not indicated for Lymph Drainage Therapy?
- Acute infectious disease
- Bacterial infection
- Serious circulatory problems
- Major cardiac problems
- Acute chest pain
- Uncontrolled congestive heart failure
- Hemorrhage including internal bleeding
- Acute anuresis (inability to urinate)
- Active cancer
- Removal of lymph nodes
- Radiation therapy
Please feel free to call or email with any questions about Lymphatic Drainage Therapy.
1. Chikly, Bruno, M.D., D.O. (Honorary). Silent Waves: Theory and Practice of Lymph Drainage Therapy, First Edition, Revised. I.H.H. Publishing, Scottsdale, Arizona. 2002.