Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Benefits of Lymphatic Therapy

At Healing Arts we help people detox, removing toxins from their body, while supporting their body with the right nutrition for better health.  In doing this, one of our main concerns is to make sure the lymphatic system of the body is moving toxins through effectively.  If the lymphatic system slows down then toxins get backed up causing all sorts of problems in the body.  

The lymphatic system is composed of vessels throughout the whole body that carry lymph fluid through lymph nodes and particular organs and then through more vessels in order for the lymph to be dumped and recirculated into the blood stream at the collar bones.  Unlike blood vessels which have a heart to pump blood, lymphatic vessels don't have a pump to move lymph.  Lymph moves by contraction of your muscles.  That is why exercise is important for detox among other things.

If the lymph gets backed up and toxins cannot be moved through the body to be detoxed headaches, brain fog, fatigue, mucus in the morning, recurrent sore throats, frequent colds, constipation, unable to lose weight,  joint stiffness in the morning, sore breasts, itchy skin and more can occur.  These toxins can literally reek havoc in all sorts of ways.    

To help the lymphatic system not get backed up with toxins dry brushing, oil pulling, foot detox bath, all help with the lymph and so does a lymphatic therapy.  

Lymphatic therapy aims to improve the efficiency of not only your lymphatic system but also your circulatory system. By dropping the volume of retained fluid and the pressure this special type of massage can also reduce the risk of impeded circulation. Lymphatic drainage therapy has the potential to improve your immunity and is really beneficial post-surgeries and postpartum.  I loved getting lymphatic therapy after delivering my daughters to help with recovery. 

 Lymphatic Therapy Is Beneficial For:

  • Cellulite fat accumulation
  • Pre-Post Surgery Swelling
  • Lymphoedema
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
  • Swollen legs or arms due to fluid retention.
  • Hormonal & emotional imbalances.
  • Breast tenderness & congestion.
  • Post-mastectomy or breast cancer treatment.
  • Fibromyalgia & Lupus
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Recurrent infections

Commonly, a lymphatic therapy session is 60 minutes to increase the lymphatic flow and circulation that is needed to help heal the body.  The lymphatic enhancement practitioner will guide you about the treatment follow up depending on your medical condition.

Ater I gave birth a year ago, Maria Schalkoff was my lymphatic enhancement practitioner who was great at helping me get back on my feet.  I am so happy that she will now be part of the Healing Arts team and will start giving lymphatic therapy starting September 10th.  Maria went to the bio holistic institute of il Melograno in Savona Italy graduating in aesthetic cosmetology and bio energetic massage.  She is certified in MLD by Academy of Lymphatic Studies. 

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