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Lymphatic Drainage Massage

(Vodder techniques) One of the most documented benefits of massage is stimulation of the lymphatics and increased circulation. To specifically stimulate the lymphatic system, a special type of massage with specialized training is performed. A very gentle therapy, lymphatic drainage massage targets an increased efficiency in our lymphatic system. It is especially beneficial when dysfunctions appear related to edema, increased cold and flu incidence, or removal of lymph nodes that have caused slow lymphatic drainage that may result in swelling or discomfort. This therapy influences the flow of lymphatic fluid and its removal of wastes, while stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system to produce a sedative effect.

It’s well known that lymphatic drainage is an important factor in dealing with many illnesses and conditions. Our lymphatic system is the major system carrying nutrition-rich plasma protein back into our blood. When the lymph system is blocked, infection- fighting material is prevented from destroying germs and cell-nourishing nutrients are prevented from reaching our cells. This is why swelling at major lymph nodes is found with many conditions that develop into more serious illness.

As Dr. Fauci of the Natural Institute of Health has explained, our lymphatic system is primarily responsible for carrying disease fighting material to cells attacked by germs, transporting the dead germs away and supplying protein-rich plasma fluid back to the heart. When this system is blocked, we become defenceless against attacks by virus, fungus and bacteria. Most chronic disease problems occur at the major “lymph nodes” which are under the arms, below the collar bone and in the groin area.

 


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