The Lymph System:
Most people are familiar with the body’s vessel system that carries blood to and from the tissues, but few understand there is another equally vital system of vessels that removes cell wastes, proteins, excess fluid, viruses, and bacteria. The lymph system picks up fluids and waste products from the spaces between the cells and then filters and cleans them.
Lymphatic therapy helps the lymph system do its job better.
By understanding the anatomy and function of this delicate system,
our therapist can assist your body in clearing sluggish tissues of waste and swelling.
By freeing vessel pathways, lymphatic therapy can help retrain the lymph system to work better for more long-term health benefits.
After surgery or a sports injury, lymph vessels can become overwhelmed with the demand placed on them. When tissues are swollen, deep tissue techniques may actually cause damage to the lymph vessels and surrounding structures. Lymphatic therapy is often the treatment of choice, because it helps the body remove proteins and waste products from the affected area and reduce the swelling. This helps reduce pressure on cells and allows them to reproduce faster to heal the body.