Importance of Lymph Drainage

Posted on August 16th, 2013 by Shari´ Parks

Last week I went to a phenomenal seminar about lymph node drainage. Now, I know what you are thinking.. what the heck is a lymph node? What do they do in my body and how are they drained?

The lymphatic system is the defense network and waterway of the body and is the principal route for detoxifying and cleansing the blood, liver and kidneys. When the organs of elimination are healthy the lymphatic system is able to do it’s job. When they aren’t healthy; overburdened and toxic due to unresolved negative emotions, poor diet, inactivity, etc. the system becomes stagnant. Hence the concept of draining the lymph nodes.

During this seminar I learned how to use acupressure points to manually move the waste products in lymph nodes. It was remarkable. During this 8hour lecture/hands on seminar I witnessed the swelling of one woman’s ankle go down. Of course, any treatment plan would require twice a week sessions for at least 6weeks to feel any significant effects of this gentle bodywork.

So, look forward to seeing lymphatic drainage offered soon. Especially, since I am moving my practice more toward the medical massage focus.

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