Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy is a method of stimulating your lymph and body fluids. It is a very gentle hands-on procedure that will help you eliminate fluid retention, cleanse your body, and eliminate toxins and trapped proteins in your tissues.
The passage of lymph fluid into the lymph nodes will also stimulate your immune system, help you to relax, and release stress and emotional trauma. Lymphatic Drain Therapy also decreases the sympathetic response and stimulates the parasympathetic tone — relaxation, anti-spastic effects, analgesic (anti-pain) actions.
What Is Lymphatic Drain Massage?
Lymphatic drain is an excellent therapy to help with excess fluids in the tissues, detoxification, digestive issues, skin conditions, seasonal allergies, and much more. The function of the lymphatic system is to not only deliver nutrients out to the tissues, but to help eliminate waste in the tissues. We have large groups of lymph nodes concentrated in the groin, armpit, breast area, abdomen, and brain.
The lymph nodes act as filters for the lymph fluid before it returns to the circulatory system. Our lymphatic system does not have a pump like our circulatory system does. Instead, the lymphatic system used the movement of muscles to help pump the fluid.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
This therapy does not consist of any deep work since the lymphatic system tends to be superficial. Lymphatic drain consists of rhythmic movements that very in depth specifically designed to stimulate the lymphatic system. Because there are many lymph nodes in the abdomen, an abdominal massage is performed as well. The breast tissues are securely covered as well as below the hips, the only portion exposed is the abdomen.
The therapist will work the lymph nodes in the groin over the sheet, but will generally use skin to skin contact for the armpit area. Don’t worry, the therapist’s goal is not to tickle you here, but to activate your lymph nodes.
Lymphatic Drainage Benefits
Lymphatic Drain Therapy has been successfully used to alleviate conditions such as swelling (edemas) of many origins and chronic pain. It activates lymph function and circulation and indirectly stimulates the circulation of the body. Lymphatic drainage massage is great for:
- Breast health: lymphatic drainage relieves tenderness and dissolves lumps.
- Sports injuries & scars: by reducing swelling, the body may occur more effectively.
- Cosmetic applications & wrinkles: reduce acne, experience more clear skin and reduced swelling of the skin under the eyes.
- Anxiety & stress reduction: helps with subduing the natural fight-or-flight response in the nervous system, promoting calmness and reducing stress.
- Reduce swelling: especially good for those who fly frequently, this massage can reduce swelling in the legs, feet and ankles.
Some essential oils may be used to enhance the session and activate the lymphatic system. Over all this can be a very relaxing massage. It is best to drink a lot of water before and after any kind of bodywork, but especially this therapy. The goal is to eliminate and activate as much waste and lymphatic tissue as possible. This session will leave you feeling refreshed and energized.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage Near Me
At our convenient location in downtown Mount Pleasant, Herbs ETC is conveniently located equidistant from all of the major urban areas in Michigan.
If you are in need of an experienced licensed massage therapist for lymphatic drainage or any other therapeutic massage needs you may have, contact our store to book an appointment by calling 989-773-3636.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage Cost:
120 Min: 109 | 90 Min: $89 | 60 Min: $59 | 30 Min: $39