Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Most people are completely unaware of their lymphatic system and all that it does every moment of the day to support their life, their health and their wellness. A healthy lymphatic system is the foundation of a strong immune system. A strong immune system is important in defending the body against allergens and toxins that we encounter daily in our environment. A strong Lymphatic system also helps our bodies filter out cellular by-products and debris, creating a clean internal environment and a vital body.
Considering the toxins and cellular waste products that are carried in the lymphatic system, it’s easy to understand how detrimental stagnation of lymph fluid can become. Lymphatic flow can become stagnant or slowed for many reasons, including inflammation from injuries, lack of physical activity, stress and emotional shock, fatigue, or even poorly fitting clothing. When lymphatic movement slows down, the flow of oxygen to cells decreases which decreases the body’s natural ability to regenerate tissue.
When you keep your Lymphatic System healthy and strong it’s able to support you with:
- Detoxification of the body’s tissues and organs
- Relief of chronic pain
- Regeneration of tissue, which can greatly help problems like burns, wounds, stretch marks, and even wrinkles
- Reduction of chronic fatigue
- Deep relaxation, which can help with chronic stress, insomnia, memory loss and fatigue
- Stimulation of the body’s immune system
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy was developed by Dr. Bruno Chikly. He developed the first lymphatic techniques that teach how to attune to the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow, called “mapping”. Lymphatic Drainage Therapy practitioners have learned how to “map” or palpate the movement of lymphatic fluid throughout the body and to assess its flow. LDT uses gentle massage methods to encourage the natural movement of lymphatic fluid through the body.
Lymphatic drainage therapy addresses problems like post-surgical swelling, allergies, migraine, and stress.
For more information about the Art of Alignment programs or therapies we offer, please call (512) 293-8292 or use our contact form.