Lymphatic therapy is a particularly effective treatment for:
- Post-surgery recovery
- Acute injuries involving sprains and strains
- Motor vehicle accident injuries (such as whiplash)
- Sinus congestion
- Chronic pain conditions (such as arthritis)
- Cancer recovery
What is the Lymphatic System?
The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system, interacting constantly with the venous (blood) system to maintain a dynamic fluid balance.The lymphatic system is a complex network of capillaries, vessels, valves, ducts, nodes and specialized organs that all help to protect and maintain the fluid environment of the body.
The lymphatic vessels transport proteins, fats, and excess fluids throughout the body. Lymphatic organs produce specialized cells, such as phagocytes and macro-phages that help to defend against pathogens and provide immunity.
Lymph is transported throughout the body via the lymphatic vessels. There is a particular route that the lymph travels in the vessels; it is filtered by the lymph nodes and eventually empties into the heart and circulation.
What does lymphatic therapy do?
Lymphatic therapy enhances lymph circulation and supports immune function. This subtle yet very effective therapy reduces and prevents fluid retention, decreases pain and helps to remove toxins from connective tissues.
Lymphatic therapy is a gentle, non-invasive technique used to reduce swelling in areas of inflammation and edema. The technique involves a very light touch. It is deeply relaxing and soothing to the nervous system, reducing physical and mental tensions. This makes it an ideal treatment for acute and painful injuries.