Lymphatic drainage massage is a technique used to encourage lymph flow in the body. A healthy flow of lymph supports the body’s immune system in fighting off toxins. The focus of this massage is primarily on the upper body, including the face, neck and underarm regions. The touch is very gentle, as the lymphatic vessels are located directly beneath the skin. Lymphatic massage and the consumption of water help to flush out toxins.
The benefits are; increased immune function, reduced blood pressure, reduce “water retention” from anywhere in the body e.g. ankles, groin, surgery sites (like mastectomy, which directly affect the lymph ducts under the arm) and hormonal weight gain. It can be a very important part of a treatment plan for conditions that create swelling, like Chronic oedema, Haematomas, Chronic sinus problems, Immobility, Migraines (can decrease fluid pressure that is causing irritation of the nerve fibres) and any conditions that impair the immune system.
This type of massage is very light to the touch but very powerful in its actions of moving lymph fluid. The lymph system unlike the circulatory system does not have a heart to “pump” the fluid and relies fully on muscle contractions to move the fluid thru the body. There are various reasons that the lymph system slows down. Injuries or surgery can damage or compromise the lymph system, lack of mobility due to injury or just being sedentary. Sometimes the lymph system needs help to “unblock” and move the fluid thru to the circulatory system. The Lymphatic system is very important as it is our waste removal and works with our immune system to combat those pesky intruders that make us sick. Our lymph system works non-stop and therefore needs to be in tip top shape
Lymphatic Drainage – Prices
30 minutes = $55
60 minutes = $90
It is always best to ring and speak to a therapist to determine what length of time is needed. Usually an hour is recommended for the first appointment as there may be more going on than meets the eye. Once you have had the initial consultation, you may need follow up appointments to achieve maximum benefits.
Please pay by EFTPOS, cheque or cash.