Many consider the lymphatic system the crux of regulating homeostasis (balancing of the body systems). Appropriate lymph dynamics are fundamental to an adequate immune system and in addition, the lymphatic system is also responsible for cleaning up after the rest of your biological systems. A healthy lymphatic system attacks bacteria and viruses in your bloodstream, trapping them in the lymph nodes where special white blood cells destroy them. The lymph system also cleanses your body of toxins, dead cells, and cancer cells. At the same time, the lymph delivers much-needed nutrients to healthy cells.
Outside sources will tell you, if you’re feeling tired and low on energy, or if you’ve been sick and feeling like your body is fighting to get back on track, it may be due to a sluggish lymphatic system. You may be experiencing lethargy, heaviness or bloating. Trauma, injuries, poor diet, surgical procedures, inflammation, stress and swelling can often put a demand on lymph vessels which can become overwhelmed and overtaxed with the demand placed on them. The lymphatic flow can stagnate for many reasons. However, by innervating the skin in a gentle, light manner, and showing the body it’s true self (which is more water than solid), we can wake-up the lymphatic system to get it moving and bounce back! Fluid stagnation can cause chronic pain, due to deep swelling, constipation, and muscle aches, as well as many more other unnatural conditions. Many, including me will say that getting it to bounce back will help charge your batteries, so to speak, and prep the immune system for the road ahead.
I will tell you what I have discovered in my room after treating patient after patient who experience pain, discomfort, stress, mental health issues, etc. Touching in a very gentle, non-invasive way and combining it with basic, proven manual lymph drainage treatment sequences, has allowed for significant change in their lives. The goal is to restore fluidity and function. We will accomplish this by increasing lymph circulation, promoting the lymphatic return from areas in need of drainage, releasing restrictions that may be blocking the efficiency of the lymphatic system, while all at the same time, reducing stress. We can go where deep tissue and invasive therapies cannot, into the fluid fascial matrix. These superficial techniques have a deep and profound impact. We engage and assist the wave; we find it, not create it. We work with the body’s own innate self-correction abilities.