Lymphatic Drainage Therapy in CT | Adonai Optimal Health and Wellness Services

At Adonai Optimal Health and Wellness Facility in Madison, Connecticut we have experience in several Naturopathic and Integrative Wellness treatments. As a Naturopathic Physician in CT  Dr. Whitton specializes in Lymphatic Drainage Therapy in CT. Here is some information you should know about the benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy.

 

What is Lymphatic Drainage Therapy?

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is also known as a manual lymphatic drainage massage. Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a specialized massage that assists the lymphatic system in maintaining the body’s fluid balance, blood circulation, and immune mechanisms. The lymphatic system has a network of vessels and nodes which contains lymph, a mixture of water, proteins, immune system components, waste products, and other fragments of cell metabolism. Lymph nodes filter out debris and are found throughout the body. There are large groups of them in the neck, armpits, and groin. These key collections of lymph nodes ensure that the lymph passes through as many nodes as possible before it returns to the circulatory system.

 

What happens during a manual lymphatic drainage massage?

During the lymph drainage massage, a series of gliding, compressing, stretching, and cupping motions  are used over the client’s body. The rhythmic movements, applied without massage oil, stimulate the lymphatic system without compressing the vessels. The importance of these movements are that they allow lymph to move easily through the tissues and lymph nodes. The massage follows a specific sequence over the body so lymph isn’t stuck anywhere, making sure every area is treated with care.