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Lymphatic Drainage 

Massage Therapy

The lymphatic system is a key component of your immune system. Lymphatic fluid carries specialized cells throughout your body that search out and destroy bacteria, viruses, toxins, waste, and other invading organisms. The lymphatic system also helps circulate fluids, proteins, hormones, and immune cells throughout the body that are vital to maintaining physiological well-being and balance.


If the flow of lymphatic fluid is blocked or disrupted, destructive organisms may accumulate and disease sets in. Stagnant fluid can hinder the regeneration of tissue after surgeries, injuries, or other invasive procedures. It can also hasten the aging process and accelerate the development of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.


Lymphatic drainage cleanses this fluid system and stimulates better function of the immune system by manually activating fluid circulation.


How does lymphatic drainage work?

With anatomical accuracy and specific manual processes, the therapist detects the distinct rhythm, direction, depth, and quality of the lymphatic fluid flow anywhere in the body. From there, we assess overall lymphatic circulation and determine the best alternate pathways for draining stagnant fluid using a method called “mapping.” Mapping, and subsequent lymph drainage, can be performed on the superficial and deep lymphatic pathways, on the body’s muscles and tendons, and even on the internal organs.


Lymphatic drainage and pregnancy

Lymph drainage can help reduce pregnancy-related swelling of the hands, ankles, and feet. It is also essential if you have a cesarean birth. Because of its association with the immune system, lymph drainage can help your cesarean scar heal faster, reduce the possibility of post-surgical infection, reduce scar tissue build-up, and eliminate swelling at the surgical site.


Lymphatic drainage for kids

Lymph drainage is great for kids of all ages who are susceptible to recurrent sinus or ear infections. It is also ideal for school-age children who are exposed to other sick kids on a fairly regular basis. Lymph drainage helps boost the immune system and enhance the ability to ward off common colds, viruses, and the flu.



Who can benefit from lymphatic drainage?

* People who need to detox or boost their immune systems

* Those with edema or lymphedema due to mastectomy, lumpectomy, or lymph node removal

* Patients facing elective or required surgery on any part of their body, including cesarean or cosmetic

* Pregnant moms with swollen feet and hands

* Those who are bedridden or physically inactive

* Anyone suffering from allergies or chronic sinus congestion

* Those suffering from chronic pain—no matter what the cause

* Anyone suffering from low energy, lack of vitality, sluggishness, depression, or fatigue

* People who get recurring colds, infections, or viruses—something you “just can’t shake off”

Lymph drainage is offered by Laura Doss 

Lymph drainage is offered by Laura Doss, a certified massage therapist specializing in lymph drainge and CranioSacral Therapy.
You can read more about Laura and her work here. Bookings can be made by clicking here.

“I used to suffer from pain in my right arm and hand. I took daily medication for sinus congestion and Advil regularly for weekly headaches. I took muscle relaxants about six times a month to relieve the tension in my neck that was causing my arm and hand pain. I now have Lymphatic Drainage along with upper back massage every two weeks. I have not taken sinus medication or muscle relaxants for a year. It is really nice to be able to breathe again and be pain free.”—A.N., Torrance, CA
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