Lymphatic Drainage

The lymphatic system is the body’s first line of defence against disease and infection. It forms a major part of the immune system by collecting viruses, bacteria, damaged cells and waste products for excretion from the body. 

Lymphatic drainage works by keeping the environment around the cells healthy, and by stimulating the immune system function. Therefore, lymph drainage assists to:

  • Reduce fluid retention
  • Improve immunity
  • Detoxify the body
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Promote healing

Lymph issues can be an underlying contributing factor to many disease states, manifesting in a wide array of symptoms. Signs that your lymphatic system may be congested include:

Water retention – oedema, bloating, puffiness of the face & neck, swelling of the extremities on airplanes, lymphoedema.

Poor immunity – frequent colds, flus and other infections, sinus congestion, allergies, excess mucus, chronic earaches and tonsillitis, enlarged lymph nodes, swollen glands. 

Slow metabolism – poor wound healing, constipation, skin conditions, obesity & difficulty losing weight.

One of the most effective ways to address lymphatic congestion is with Lymphatic Drainage. This is a specific technique that involves stretching and torquing the skin and applying gentle pressure to promote the flow of the lymph. It is not actually a massage, as there is no oil or penetration into any muscles. It is a non-invasive and relaxing process that can facilitate drainage, greatly enhance recovery and healing, and have profound effects on the body if performed correctly.

Lymphatic Drainage can be great for detoxification, reducing oedema due to injury or lymphoedema. It is beneficial pre and post-surgery as it also improves the immune system. According to research conducted by Bruno Chikly, the body will produce 30% more immune cells post applications.

Our lymphatic practitioner Laura has been trained in the Vodder method of Lymphatic Drainage, the original and most respected manual technique to assist lymphatic flow.

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Brunswick VIC 3056

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