Lymph Drainage Therapy

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Providing manual therapy and movement reeducation with expertise in Physical Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Feldenkarais Method, Visceral Manipulation, Myofascial Release, and Lymph Drainage
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"Lymph Drainage is a form of manual therapy which helps to activate fluid circulation, drain toxins, stimulate the immune system, stimulate the parasympathetic system, reduce pain and muscle spasm.

The lymphatic system (part of our immune system) is made up of lymph vessels, lymph nodes, and lymphatic fluid. The Lymphatic system provides one way for the blood to return to the heart. This system helps absorb excess fluid, proteins, toxins and debris from the interstitial compartment, recovers and return substances to the blood circulation, regulates the fluid volume and pressure in a tissue, helps transport immune cells, throughout the body, and carries food(fatty acids) to the circulation.

The indications for Lymph Drainage Therapy are edema (swelling), the abnormal accumulation of fluid in extracellular spaces. I focus on lymphodynamic edemas, where the lymph vessels are functioning correctly but can't handle the excessive stagnant liquid in the connective tissue. Most of the time the causes of the edema need to be corrected first. Edemas of different origins include traumatic, post infectious, dermatologic, premenstrual, neurologic, edemas associated with autoimmune disease, gynecologic, arteritis, arterial hypertension (high blood pressure),"

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