The Lymphatic System is our body’s waste removal system. It is a delicate network of vessels similar to the circulatory system. These vessels are filled with a fluid called Lymph, which carries metabolic waste, toxins, proteins, infections and other foreign materials to the Lymph nodes, to then be filtered naturally out of the body.
Some of the contributing factors to sluggish lymphatic function can be due to genetics, hormonal imbalance, medications, or surgery. Also, the lymphatic system can easily become stagnant from dehydration, stressful lifestyle, and infection. This can result in water retention, and chronic pain and inflammation. A sluggish lymphatic system can also be the cause of chronic sinus and digestive issues, swollen glands, feet, ankles and eyes, upper respiratory problems, brain fog, edema, a heavy and painful body, run down immune system and chronic fatigue, to name a few.
Since the lymphatic system aids the central part of the immune system, lymphatic drainage can help treat a variety of health concerns. Often time, in western medicine, you don’t hear about the lymphatic system until there is a major disruption with it. But with regular and preventive maintenance of the system you can experience increased energy levels, better sleep, reduced water retention, reduced stress, faster muscle and injury recovery, increased detoxification, decrease in cellulite, better digestion, and increased mental clarity.
With all of these benefits mentioned, there is no heart that pumps waste filled lymphatic fluid through it’s system, the way the heart pumps clean blood through the circulatory. The lymphatic system requires our own musculoskeletal movements to maintain proper flow and keep lymph fluid moving. That, and of course, Lymphatic Drainage Massage.
Lymphatic drainage is a gentle bodywork technique that stretches the skin, stimulates the lymph, and directly supports the natural, ongoing process of eliminating harmful toxins from the body. It is a subtle yet powerful therapy that can assist the body in functioning at it’s absolute best.
Pure Therapy combines manual lymphatic drainage with advanced vacuum therapy to move a substantial volume of lymphatic fluid through the system. Safe, comfortable and relaxing treatments through vacuum therapy lymphatic drainage provide relief from a congested lymphatic system while simultaneously flooding the body with oxygen rich blood circulation and separation of muscle tissue; adding benefits that traditional manual lymphatic drainage simply cannot achieve.
Vacuum Therapy Lymphatic Drainage is a wonderful, gentle treatment for lymphatic drainage and nervous system relaxation. Whether you’re new to lymphatic drainage or looking to increase the benefits of previous MLD (manual lymphatic drainage) massage work, this is a great place to begin.
Lymphatic drainage is an amazing, safe, relaxing way to naturally detoxify and contour the body while boosting the immune system. It’s important to understand how to effectively move lymph, and when not to work on this delicate system.
Contraindications for Lymphatic Drainage:
• Acute inflammation
• Malignant tumors
• Thrombosis or Phlebitis
• Major heart problems
Precautions for Lymphatic Drainage:
• Kidney problems
• Bronchial asthma
• Thyroid problems
• First trimester of pregnancy
• Removed spleen (shorter session required to start)