Wednesday, March 16, 2011
What can I expect from a lymphatic drainage session?
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) is a gentle, non-invasive, light
frequency therapy technique. Our clients can wear light cotton
clothing during a session. This treatment is as relaxing and
comfortable as a relaxation massage
Why does Lymph Drainage work?
The lymph vessel system is responsible for carrying excess water,
proteins and wastes from the connective tissue back to the bloodstream.
During the transportation process it is cleaned, filtered and
concentrated with many immune reactions occurring in the lymph nodes. If
the pathways become congested, swelling occurs. If there is a trauma to
the connective tissue, such as an injury or surgery, the lymph vessel
system must transport the inflammatory products and toxins away from the
Lymphatic drainage assists your body to reduce swelling and
inflammation, which optimizes wound healing. We work closely with your
physician regarding your healing process and follow specific protocols
to ensure safe and appropriate levels of treatment.
How effective is electro—lymphatic drainage therapy?
It can be highly effective for over 60 different conditions. We use
electro-lymphatic therapy (ELT) which utilizes a hand held wand to send
high-frequency electrical pulses into the lymphatic system. These
healing frequencies break up the congestion at a fast rate and so target
an affected area efficiently This device is so effective that one
session of its use is equal to 4 to 8 sessions of only manual lymphatic
What are the benefits electro-lymphatic drainage therapy?
We can reach areas that traditional manual massage cannot reach. The
major components of the lymphatic system occur in areas protected by
bony structure, such as the upper chest area. Electronic therapy
vibrates and stimulates the lymph nodes under the bone structure.
We can treat areas that would normally be too painful for manual massage such as ME
and Fibromyalga. Electronic therapy stimulates the Lymph without putting pressure on the muscles.
We can generate quicker results than manual massage because we
provide immediate blockage relief in the key Lymph nodes. If these nodes
are blocked, then the Lymph will not drain away properly.
How many therapy sessions will I need?
This is a progressive technique that typically requires more than one
session for maximum affect. The number of treatments required will
vary depending on the severity of the condition. Goals are discussed
during the first treatment to meet your expectations and specific needs.
In more severe cases, it is recommended to have treatments 2-3 times a
week, reducing down to once a month. Treatment times will also vary, an
average session will normally take 30-60 minutes.
What can I expect after a lymph therapy session?
- Increased energy after several treatments. May feel tired after initial treatment.
- More frequent urination and bowel movements to flush out the lymph.
- Weight loss from fluid drainage and toning of tissue.
- Pain and swelling should decrease (i.e., breast tenderness, arthritis, muscle spasms).
Is insurance accepted?
Our practice is self-pay, but you may choose for insurance reimbursement with a physician prescription.
IF you are interested in visiting Healthy Being Wellness Center or working with Lymph Drainage Therapist, Melissa Gallagher- please call 727-502-3464 to book your appointment or for more information visit our website: www.healthybeingllc.com