Lymphatic Drainage Therapy Manual Lymphatic Drainage

  • Reduction in edemas (swelling) and lymphedemas of various origins - fluid balance
  • Detoxification of the body- (if you knew the level of toxicity you had you would be worried)
  • Regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds and wrinkles - change of fluids gets rid detrimental / pulls in beneficial
  • Anti-aging effects - balanced fluid levels nourish the skin and reduce potential wrinkles
  • Relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations, including sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis - drains excesses
  • Relief of chronic pain - balanced fluidic pressure - eases pain
  • Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia - breaks the cycle of no rest/pain
  • Antispastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonus and some forms of constipation - balances fluid
  • Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, stress, loss of vitality and loss of memory - REALLY deep relaxation
  • Alleviation of adiposis and cellulite tissue

Points of Interest

  1. LDT uses  very light pressure (5grms) safe for elderly and infants
  2. You need not work directly in the problem area to produce results
  3. Deeply relaxing
  4. Lymphocytes comprise 85% of cells in Lymph & 50% of immune system
  5. 70% of lymph system is superficial

In the Liquid/blood:Indirectly stimulates the circulation of the body (i.e. dilates blood capillaries and enhances reabsorption, activates venous circulation).

  1. Absorbs Excess fluid, macromolecules, electrolytes, toxins and foreign substances from the interstitial environment.
  2. Cleanses and removes waste and cells in acute conditions such as injury or necrosis
  3. Regulates the fluid volume and pressure in tissue (including visceral)
  4. Improves Detoxification function

In the immune system: the lymph nodes stimulates the immune system (the humoral as well as cellular immunity).

  1. Helps transport immunocompetant cells (lymphocyte) and other substances (hormones) throughout the body. May play an important role in the localization of infection in the body.
  2. Stimulates Specific (Inborn) and Nonspecific Acquired) Immunity

In the nervous system: Decreases the sympathetic response (sympathicolytic action). Stimulates the parasympathetic tone relaxation, Antispastic effects, antalgic (anti-pain) actions (the constant gentle stimulation of the C-Fiber mechano-receptors has a pain inhibitory effect).

  1. General Relaxation
  2. Decreased Spasms
  3. Analgesic effect