In Rhythm Massage Therapy


Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT)

A proper functioning lymph system is critical to our overall health. It has the ability to drain fluids, detox, regenerate tissues, and maintain a healthy immune system.

The lymph system starts as tiny vessels in the intercellular spaces that grow into larger tubes. It relies on hundreds of tiny muscles to propel the lymph fluid to the lymph nodes and eventually into the blood stream. The Lymph nodes process numerous substances such as proteins and produce lymphocytes, strengthening the immune system. Waste and toxins are filtered partially by the lymph nodes and by the liver and kidneys.

When the lymph system is healthy and works well we feel good and our immune system is strong. When the lymph circulation stagnates, all the substances it carries accumulate, swelling and edemas occur and one’s health and well-being is significantly compromised.

Injuries, surgery or radiation can cause a sluggish and slow functioning lymph system or edema.

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is a customized hands-on technique to help the lymph flow and assist in clearing lymph nodes and sluggish tissue of waste and swelling.

By using very light pressure and precise rhythmical movement the trained therapist is able to detect the direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow and determine the best alternative pathways for draining lymph. By assisting and optimizing the lymph flow the immune system is stimulated and strengthened. The outcomes are profound in a short period of time.

Today lymphatic drainage techniques are employed as standard scientific practice throughout Europe and continue to gain recognition in the United States – both from healthcare providers and major insurers such as Medicare.

Lymph drainage works to re-circulate lymphatic flow, activate fluid circulation, and stimulate the functioning of the immune system. When these actions are accomplished, the results may be:

  • Reduction in edema of many origins
  • Pre and post surgery treatments shorten the recovery time
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Regeneration of tissue from burns and scars
  • Relieve of chronic and sub-acute inflammation and conditions such as sinusitis, acne, eczema and allergies
  • Reduction of the symptoms of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndromes
  • Anti-spastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hyper-tonus and some forms of constipation
  • Relieve of chronic pain
  • Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, stress, depression and loss of vitality
  • Helps to improve memory
  • Anti-aging effects
  • Diminishing wrinkles
  • Alleviation of adipose and cellulite tissue
  • Speeds the healing process

After a lymph drainage session it is important to drink plenty of water. By activating the lymph system toxins and waste products are accumulating in the body which can cause flue-like symptoms, depending on how many pollutants (e.g. from the environment) someone has been exposed to. Movement and increased water intake are necessary to help the lymphatic responds and accelerate the process.

In Rhythm Massage, CranioSacral and Lymph Drainage Therapy                                                   858-775-8722