Manual Lymphatic Draina ge- What Is It?
Although you may never have heard of this alternative health treatment before… after reading this– you will be kicking yourself for not trying it sooner.
Don’t feel bad– in fact that is what most people say when I tell them about how I help people deal with their chronic health frustrations.
Not many people know this but our sinuses are actually like little pockets of air located all over our head, face, and body that get filled up with a fluid called lymph. What then is lymph? Lymph is the fluid that flows from our lymph nodes then through our sinuses to cooperate with our white blood cells to protect our bodies from being infected by things like cancer cells, fungi, bacteria & viruses.
How can I put this simply…Lymph is to our lymphatic system what blood is to our circulatory system.
Now here’s the thing though–
While our circulatory system has the heart to pump and keep it moving and flowing… the lymphatic system does not.
In fact your lymph depends 100% on your skeletal muscular system moving it through your joints. In other words– when our bones & muscles are in optimal order, the lymph flows through our system like a well-oiled machine.
Here lies the problem however…
How many of us are in tip- top shape with no aches and pains resulting from strained muscles or misaligned bones?
Can you see how this might cause problems?
If the lymph is not flowing freely it eventually fills up the pockets or sinus areas and blocks them up. It then could then cause swelling, add weight on us & become a breeding ground of infection. As you can imagine this can easily lead to a whole bunch of sinus related joint related and even weight related problems.
Think about that for a moment…
How many people do you know that complain from sinus, joint & weight related problems?
Perhaps one or more of these chronic issues that cause pain and frustration may affect you yourself. Perhaps you may even be taking one or more medications to address these problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to safely and naturally drain these areas without resorting to taking any more medications that may or may not cause side effects?
Now you can see why a therapy like manual Lymphatic Drainage has caught on in recent years.
A certified massage therapist that is trained and skilled in MLD knows exactly where all of your lymph nodes are located throughout your body. Then by a series of gentle, rhythmic massaging of the skin your lymph nodes can be stimulated to open and drain. The massaging may be done by hand as well as by using a little suction cup that actually draws out the lymph. The treatment is very comfortable and is not aggressive at all. You can expect a typical session will involve drainage of the head, neck, abdomen, trunk, & your extremities and will last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour.
Notice what one client had to say who complained of sinus headache pressure for years, which kept her from getting a good 8 hours sleep & left her tired and listless all the time.
“I was doubtful that this would work but after one treatment I did feel a difference. I felt my sinuses drain for the first time in a long time. After several treatments I no longer had to use my nose drops all night long to keep me from clogging up. I am finally sleeping.”
While a massage therapist cannot diagnose, treat or claim to cure any disease (Only your doctor can do that) you too may find sinus relief as thousands of others have by trying Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy.