Lymph Drainage Therapy

Lymph DrainageTherapy to the Deep Abdomen

Lymph DrainageTherapy to the Deep Abdomen

Lymph Drainage Therapy to the Thigh

Lymph DrainageTherapy to the Thigh

I am often asked:  “Isn’t Lymph Drainage Therapy only for those who have had cancer and have had lymph nodes removed?”  The answer is a resounding “No!”  The lymph system can be adversely affected by trauma, illness, repetitive stress etc.  It can, for example, be extremely useful in helping reduce edema after an injury or chronic illness.  When I took my first class in 2001, I had no idea what an important contribution this method would offer.  I pursued further training to the advanced level and enjoy incorporating this technique into my practice on a daily basis.  Some key aspects of Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) include:

  • Involves the palpation of the lymph flow in the different layers of the tissues, including its quality and direction.
  • With manual therapy techniques, the lymphatic flow can be enhanced and/or corrected to help swelling and the processing of toxins.
  • Is very gentle and relaxing.
  • Was developed by French physician, Bruno Chikly. Dr. Chikly was the first to recognize the specific rhythm of the lymphatic flow and teach how to attune it manually.
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