What is Lymph Drainage Therapy and How is it Performed?
Lymph Drainage Therapy(sm) – also known as A Hidden Key to Health and Longevity(sm) – is an original hands-on method of lymphatic drainage developed by Bruno Chikly, MD, DO. Created out of his award-winning research on the lymphatic system, Lymph Drainage Therapy takes traditional lymph drainage techniques and adds a new level of precision in keeping with the latest scientific discoveries and exact anatomical science.
The Lymph Drainage Therapysm process involves the use of gentle manual maneuvers to aid in the recirculation of body fluids. While the exact amount of pressure applied depends on the area and pathology involved, it usually equates to very little pressure.
What Conditions Does Lymph Drainage Therapy Benefit?
Due to the nature and role of the lymphatic system, Lymph Drainage Therapysm can prove beneficial in the correction of numerous conditions, as well as, in preventive health maintenance.
- Reduction in edemas (swelling) and lymphedemas of many origins
- Relief of chronic and subacute inflammation and conditions such as acne, eczema and allergies
- Immune system stimulation for preventive and therapeutic effects
- Regeneration of tissues (e.g., from burns and pre- and post-surgical scarring) and anti-aging effects
- Detoxification of the body
- Relief of chronic pain
- Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, depression, stress, loss of vitality, and loss of memory
- Antispastic actions to relief conditions such as voluntary or involuntary muscle hypertonus
- Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
- Alleviation of adiposis and cellulite tissue
The Importance of Lymph Drainage for Good Health
The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to drain stagnant fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and foreign substances, and maintain a healthy immune system.
Contraction of tiny muscular units enable the lymph vessels to transport numerous substances, i.e. proteins, toxins, hormones, fatty acids, immune cells, to lymph nodes for processing. The action of these muscular units can be hindered or stopped due to surgery, trauma, burns, infections, substantial swelling, fatigue, stress or age. When the lymph circulation stagnates, this may open the way to many physical ailments and hasten the aging process.