There are many interlinked conditions that contribute to sluggish lymphatic flow that are improved during a Lymphatic Therapy session. The Lymphatic System is the beginning and end of all disease. Once the Lymphatic System is flowing freely, it enhances recovery from any illness or disease.
At the Center for Lymphatic Health, your Lymphatic Therapist uses a unique combination of gentle manual lymph node drainage techniques aided by a special instrument, called the Lymphstar Pro. This gentle, noninvasive procedure is faster than manual techniques used alone and allows the therapist to accomplish in a one-hour therapy session what would take 4-5 hours manually. The hands-on lymphatic drainage techniques are made up of slow, subtle, gently sweeping movements, mimicking the rhythmic pumping of the lymphatic fluid through the body. The Lymphstar Pro utilizes light and sound to decongest trapped proteins and congestion within lymph nodes and the lymph system, allowing waste products and toxins to slowly erode and safely flow out through normal channels.
To begin a Lymphatic Therapy session, the client gets undressed and lies on a massage table under a sheet and blanket. The room is warm and indirectly lit. The therapist begins at the exit points or “terminus” of the Lymphatic System, near the sub-clavian vein at the clavicle.
Lymphatic Therapy is essentially a skin treatment — all of the hands-on and LymphStar Pro techniques are applied directly to the skin in a gentle, rhythmic manner. Lymphatic Therapy is a whole body approach. After the end point sites are opened, the natural flow of lymph throughout the body is stimulated.
In spite of its understated and delicate technique, Lymphatic Therapy is one of the most relaxing, satisfying types of bodywork available. The client leaves with an ethereal feeling of walking on air, relaxed and energized. Although Lymphatic Drainage Therapy has been around a long time and has been a popular European spa staple for years, it is only recently becoming well known in the United States.
Since our bodies are primarily made up of fluids, it’s not hard to see how improving lymphatic flow could produce numerous benefits for both health and beauty. The effects of lymphatic therapy are cumulative; the benefits are increased by the number of sessions you receive. Lymphatic Therapy is both preventive and restorative as it enhances the body’s natural immune system.
We have found that several, consistent sessions (once or twice week) over a relatively short period, produce the best results. See our fee schedule for typical therapy plans.
A technique for lymph system self-care includes cleansing the lymph and promoting proper drainage by daily dry skin brushing, best performed just before showering or bathing.