Lymphatic Massage Therapy
The most underrated circulatory system in the human body is our lymphatic system. And, most health practitioners never consider the critical role lymph plays in preventing sickness or the critical role it plays in keeping us healthy.
The lymph system is a vital circulatory system and the body’s primary immune defense and waste eliminator system; it is critical to managing the elimination of toxins from our body. It contains over 600 ‘collection’ sites called ‘lymph nodes’ and has a network or collecting vessels, making it even more extensive than the venous system. Our lymphatic system is primarily responsible for carrying disease-fighting material to cells attacked by germs, transporting the dead germs away, and supplying protein-rich plasma fluid back to the heart. When this system is blocked, we become defenseless against attacks by viruses, fungi, bacterium, and cancer.
Medical research explains the lymphatic system as the primary system used by all immunological support elements (such as macrophages, T-Cells, B-Cells, lymphocytes, etc.) to fight the cancer, virus, fungus, and bacteria attacking our body. It is also composed of over 50% plasma protein and is the major system carrying nutritionrich plasma protein back into our blood. When the lymph system is blocked, infection-fighting material is prevented from destroying germs and cell-nourishing elements are prevented from reaching our blood. As a result, germs grow, our blood loses needed protein, the immune system falters and infectious diseases march in.
The issue of lymphatic flow has been studied for many years with in-depth clinical research resulting in very efficient manual methods for restoring the lymph system. Using manual lymph drainage techniques in conjunction with non-invasive technology called the Light Beam Generator (LBG) effects a swift, safe and natural method of eliminating excess lymphatic fluid. The LBG assists the body to achieve a free-flow of proteins within the lymph system and to release bonded protein blockages in the interstitium of the connective tissue. The LBG is a non-invasive technology and uses extremely low current and negatively charged light photons providing compatible frequencies to the blocked area resulting in cells correcting their out-of-balance condition and disassociating themselves from the binding agent responsible for the swelling and blockage. Rapid movement of waste material within the cell then occurs, greatly increasing the delivery of the waste material to the organs responsible for body waste disposal. Hands-on therapy is increased as free-flow of proteins speeds the healing process. With waste material moving within the body, day to day factors like eating habits, body structure, nutrition, medication and mental health can be addressed to provide a successful formula for restoring health.
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a gentle, light-touch, advanced bodywork technique designed to stimulate the lymphatic system, drain stagnant fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, and maintain a healthy immune system. Therapeutic applications assists the body’s detoxification as part of general health maintenance. In can assist with: post-surgical recovery, edema reduction, pain control, infection prevention, hematoma reduction/resolution, constipation relief, relaxation, stress reduction, and improved sleep.
Most chronic disease problems occur at the junction of lymph vessels called ‘lymph nodes’. One can feel lymph nodes by pressing under the arms just below the collarbone or in the crease between the thigh and pelvic area. When touching these areas, many people will feel small bumps and sometimes pain. The bumps and pain are symptomatic of blocked lymph nodes. Blocked lymph nodes indicate a breakdown in the ‘mechanical’ functioning of the lymphatic system.
In men, the inguinal nodes, located in the area (crease) of the groin between the genitals and the thigh, are the primary channels for letting accumulated lymph (protein and fluid) release from the prostate. In women, the axillary nodes, located in the armpit and extending from the armpit down towards the breast, and the primary channel for releasing accumulated lymph (protein and fluid) from the breast. In many prostate, breast and other cancer situations, these lymph nodes are well involved and enlarged, resulting in reduced ability to eliminate lymphatic fluid.