Medical Conditions Treated

Lymphatic Drainage (Swelling)

The lymphatic system takes diseased cells, old cells, cancer cells, and debris from the body. Infections create lots of debris; and if the lymphatic system gets overloaded, the lymph nodes can swell, usually under the neck, in the armpits, or in the groin.

An infection anywhere in the body causes mineral depletion. Injuries or trauma to parts of the body create interference fields that block the energy pathways in the body and can cause swelling. The combination of infection, inflammation, and blocked pathways all contribute to swelling of the lymph nodes.

Lymph drainage removes metabolic wastes, excess water, toxins, bacteria, large protein molecules, and foreign substances from tissues. Too little fluid and today’s dietary habits stress the lymphatic system with excess wastes and toxins, causing sluggish lymphatic systems. This causes more anaerobic metabolism to occur, creating more waste products, and sapping energy. For this reason, anyone can benefit from lymph drainage as part of a general detoxification program. This can improve energy, increase cellular oxygenation and nourishment, and build immunity.

Manual lymph drainage involves a specialized massage technique involving stroking of the body over the appropriate areas to stimulate lymph flow and then moving the fluid towards the nearest major lymph drainage points. Unlike some other forms of massage, lymphatic drainage uses a very light pressure combined with soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes.