Promote Wellness with Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Lymph Nodes and Vessels Are Part of Our Immune System

Our lymphatic system runs from the tops of our heads to our feet. It moves more slowly than our circulatory system with which it exchanges fluid to be cleansed of pathogens, toxins, and metabolic waste. It helps us fight infections by producing white blood cells. It helps maintain fluid balance.

The lymph system along with the spleen, thymus gland, and bone marrow are the major parts of our immune system. The lymph system consists of lymph vessels and 600-700 lymph nodes. Nodes vary from pinhead to olive size. Many are clustered like grapes. 30% are in and around the neck.

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Promote Wellness with Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage is a specialized form of body work where an artful therapist uses hands-on techniques to facilitate breaking up of congestion or sluggishness in the lymph system. Methods include repetitive light touch at lymph node sites and sequenced light strokes along lymph vessels. This relaxing therapy promotes wellness and reduces pain.

Benefits Can Include

  • stimulate the immune system
  • help chronic fatigue
  • help detox process
  • activate the fluid system
  • induce relaxation

Contraindications (conditions which rule out using this therapy) include:

  • seizures
  • cardiac arrythmias
  • persistent digestive problems


Linda Cifelli, RN
Innovative Pain Release

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