Electro lymphatic therapy or lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle, light-touch, non-invasive technique to stimulate the proper flow and drainage of our lymphatic system, known as the “waste system”.
Electro lymphatic therapy is a powerful system designed to bring nutrients in and waste out, aid in cellular repair, to quickly and efficiently remove toxic material from your body and to mount the deadliest of attacks on foreign invaders. The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that transport lymph throughout the body.
Lymph refers to the fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells. It consists of lymphatic vessels which are connected to the lymph nodes.
The lymph nodes are where lymph is filtered. Other parts of the lymphatic system are the tonsils, spleen, adenoids and thymus.
The most common disorders of the lymphatic system are lymphadenopathy or enlargement of the lymph nodes, lymphedema or swelling due to lymph node blockage and cancer in the lymphatic system. Lymphedema can develop among patients who are undergoing cancer treatment.
When a patient has had surgery or has undergone radiation, the lymphatic flow back to the heart and can result in swelling. This commonly happens in breast cancer patients because part of the operation involves removing the lymph nodes in the armpit.
Lymphatics is one way to drain away the toxins out of the cells and out of the tissue beds. Even cancer cells come in along the lymphatics and reach the lymph node where the body can develop an immune response to the cancer cell, so it’s very important to maintain that flow. Exercise and yoga are recommended for the same reason because only through muscle contraction can veins and the lymphatic channels flow.
The center uses the Lymph Drainage XP2 device for electro lymphatic therapy sessions. This therapeutic treatment device uses a unique combination of energetic modalities that utilize transmission heads, or wands, directly on the body to painlessly break down congestion throughout the body using inert gas ionization.
This is used in conjunction with the manual lymphatic drainage therapy technique. In this method, the therapist moves the skin in a very light, pumping movements over the underlying tissues. These movements increase the contractions of the lymph vessels system, so increasing the absorption of excess fluid and waste products, whilst not increasing blood congestion to the area.
Electro lymphatic drainage therapy helps remove congestion throughout the body. Congestion can be caused by various factor including a sedentary lifestyle, poor nutrition, constipation, environmental toxins, stress, hormonal imbalances, infection and even poor management of negative emotions like anger and resentment.
When congestion sets in, the infection-fighting cells are unable to move in and remove the threat. In effect, the body becomes laden with toxins and unable to fight off cold, flu, brain fog, fatigue and headaches, among others.
Electro lymphatic therapy can also reduce swelling and improve circulation in the lymphatic system. It is beneficial for people who are suffering from fibromyalgia, edema, skin disorders, fatigue, insomnia, chronic stress, digestive problems, migraine and arthritis.