Lymphatic Drainage Massage also known as Detox Massage is a form of massage that stimulates the lymphatic system with gentle massaging strokes. The lymphatic system is made up of lymph nodes, lymph vessels and organs. Part of the body’s defense system, the lymph nodes remove microorganisms and other foreign substances acting as a filtration system that keeps very small matter, such as bacteria, from entering the bloodstream. Stimulating the lymphatic system through manual lymphatic drainage will activate all of the above functions as well as increase fluid circulation and cell regeneration. Both actions promote detoxification, encourage healing, and support the immune system.
The technique was invented by massage therapists Dr. Emil and Mrs. Estrid Vodder in the early 1930’s. The effect of Manual Lymph Drainage are numerous and have many benefits to the nervous and muscular systems which include but are not limited to:
Clearing areas of congestion such as swollen ankles, puffy eyes and swollen legs
Promotion of scar tissue healing, torn ligaments and sprains
Swelling relief following plastic surgery
Treatment of lymphedema and other conditions arising from venous insufficiency
Improving chronic conditions such as sinusitis, arthritis, acne and other skin conditions
Lymphatic drainage is a very specific technique of manual body massage and requires special training so pick your therapists wisely!
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is offered at all three of our locations. Call to schedule your appointment with Eden or Jennifer. ~Jennifer R., MT