Frequently Asked Questions
Why Do I Need Electro Lymphatic Drainage Therapy?
The lymphatic system works synergistically with the rest of the body. When it becomes congested with stagnant toxins, disease starts to happen and you start to feel negative symptoms. For instance, the lymph is directly correlated to the immune system, and a person might experience allergies because the immune system is compromised. When lymphatic stagnation occurs, sluggish lymph interferes with the ability of lymphatic fluid to carry toxins away from the cells and to transport healing oxygen, nutrients and hormones into the cellular tissue. When the lymphatic system cannot clear fluids efficiently, cellulite, weight gain and illness can occur. This stagnation weakens the immune system, compromising the integrity of the cell and encouraging inflammation, which is know to be the beginning of many common illnesses as well as premature aging. It has been well documented that lymph congestion underlies a host of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions from cellulite to cancer. Improving lymphatic circulation contributes to healthier cells, a more alkaline environment of the blood, a slowing of the aging process and reduction of pain and inflammation.
How Does The Lymphatic System Affect Cellulite?
Cellulite is most often a lymphatic condition. It is influenced by poor lymphatic circulation and excess acidity in the body. Dissipating stagnant lymph and increasing lymphatic circulation can reduce toxic fluid buildup and has been found to be one of the few techniques to be successfully used in the lasting reduction of cellulite. Lymphatic enhancement therapy is targeted to address the actual cause of the condition, unlike liposuction, creams and wraps which may reduce the appearance of cellulite temporally.
What Causes Lymphatic Stagnation?
The main cause of congested stagnant lymph is stress. Unlike the circulatory system, which is pumped by the heart, the lymph system has no pump. It relies solely on muscle movement and respiration, or breathing. Shallow breathing is an involuntary reaction to stress. Over time this decreased movement slows down lymphatic circulation and contributes to stagnation. Lack of exercise, pollution and wireless technologies also contribute to lymph congestion.
Electro Lymphatic Therapy VS. Manual Lymphatic Massage:
Electro lymphatic therapy is up to 10 times more effective at relieving edema and lymphatic congestion than manual lymphatic drainage. This reduces the time and complexity of the therapy dramatically. Manual lymph drainage does assist the body in increasing the flow of fluids by a gentle pumping and pushing motion. The distinction between manual and electro lymphatic therapy is significant. Electro lymphatic accomplishes two critical things that manual therapy does not. It breaks up blockages of bacteria and blood proteins that have congested in the nodes or filters of the body. It also converts the thick stagnant lymph fluid back to more of a thin watery consistency so it can flow more easily.
How Many Sessions Of Lymphatic Therapy Will I Need?
This varies with every person and every situation depending on their individual health issues. It's a good idea to be consistent whether it's helping a chronic illness or preventative maintenance. Regular sessions are highly recommended, as results are accumulative and build upon one another.
Who Can Benefit From Electro Lymphatic Therapy?
Because the lymphatic system is involved with all the other systems of the body it is a safe and highly effective tool for those seeking prevention and self care. Lymphatic drainage is a time proven positive adjunct to any health, weight loss or detoxification regimen. Anyone can benefit from lymphatic therapy because it is a holistic approach that set’s the precondition for the body to heal itself by supporting the elimination of excess fluids and stored toxins.
How Can Lymphatic Cleansing Support Breast Health?
Electro lymphatic therapy can be a powerful adjunct as it relates to the health of the cell in the breast area. The proper filtering and functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to the body’s ability to clear stagnant fluids, filter toxins and deliver healing oxygen. Lymphatic drainage has been found to be beneficial in improving healthy flow of lymphatic fluids, promoting the prevention of conditions of the breast through normal functions of the axillary lymph nodes. Over 85% of lymph from the breast enters the axillary nodes found under the arm.
Do I Need To Prepare For An Appointment?
Yes. It’s very important to come to the appointment well hydrated with lots of water (at least 2 liters) the day of and the day before the session. Also get plenty of rest the night before. Please avoid hand lotions and wearing any fragrances/perfumes the day of appointment.