Lymphatic Therapy


Your lymphatic system is essential for cleansing and filtering the interstitial fluid that bathes every living cell in your body. It relies on muscle contractions to move fluid away from the cells and into the bloodstream for the expulsion of harmful waste, toxins, and microbes. The lymphatic system can become congested for many reasons, including lack of exercise, chronic hidden infections, poor diet, restrictive clothing, or scar tissue blockage. Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle procedure that moves this fluid along in the direction of the lymph nodes. The benefits of lymphatic massage include maintaining your body’s fluid balance, detoxification, improving blood circulation, and boosting immune mechanisms.


Lymphatic Massage is a unique therapy technique that aims to decongest the lymphatic fluid and increase lymph flow. Our highly-skilled, specially-trained therapists use a series of light, rhythmic movements that gently stretch the skin and stimulate the movement of lymphatic fluid towards the lymph vessels and the major lymph nodes located all over your body. Various methods can be used — by themselves or in combination- for maximum benefit. Tummy Temple’s practitioners provide a hands-on approach and/or the use of special apparatus in your session:


  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) employs light pressure for a gentle and deeply relaxing massage to boost lymph flow in the correct direction.
  • Electro-Lymphatic Therapy (ELT) is an equipment-based, light-touch, non-invasive technique chosen for a more comprehensive lymphatic cleanse. Not only can it stimulate the proper flow and Drainage of the lymphatic system, but it can also decongest thickened lymph fluid, work on the deeper lymphatic system, and support the reduction of inflammation using a combination of vibrational, light, and electrical waves.

Electro-Lymphatic Therapy

Electro-Lymphatic Therapy is a gentle, equipment-based, light touch non-invasive technique to stimulate the proper flow and drainage of the lymphatic system. A combination of vibrational, light and electrical waves helps to stimulate the flow by causing the dissociation of proteins that have become trapped in the interstitium. When trapped proteins (not to be confused with nutrient proteins) release their bond, the stagnant lymph is liberated and will flow out into its normal filtration and reabsorption channels.

The lymphatic system and vessels run alongside the vascular system of the body, removing impurities from the bloodstream. This therapy supports proper fluid balance throughout the body, enhances immune function, and provides a powerful means of detoxification. All forms of inflammation respond favorably to this therapy.

In comparison to standard lymphatic massage, Electro-Lymphatic Therapy can penetrate up to 8 inches into the tissue and provides a more efficient pathway of lymphatic detox. Several of Tummy Temple’s massage therapists are also trained in lymphatic massage techniques and can incorporate the techniques into a session.


  • Pacemaker
  • Pregnancy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots)


  • Sense of well-being
  • Pain reduction
  • Swelling reduction
  • Softened scar and fibrotic tissue
  • Reduction of inflammatory conditions

Electro-Lymphatic therapy is suggested for 6-8 weeks per year for the average healthy person. For persons with increased levels of congestion, this is considered a starting point. Advanced health concerns can require ongoing treatment for 3-6 months, followed by maintenance care.

Electro-Lymphatic therapy is best done in conjunction with Colon Hydrotherapy for maximum cleansing comfort and effectiveness. If one elects not to do colon hydrotherapy, then we strongly encourage the use of home enemas, infra-red sauna, Epsom salt baths with Temple Detox Bath Salts, and electrolyte-rich water.


  • $120-$165: 1 Hour Standard Session, pricing depends on the practitioner
  • $30: Add-On to Colon Hydrotherapy session

*Notice of Clarity: Massage (LMT) and Registered Nutritionist (RN) credentials do not include Electro-Lymphatic therapy in their scope of training, certification, or practice.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

This specialized and deeply relaxing massage technique focuses on the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. This gentle type of massage aims to help the body maintain proper blood circulation, body fluid balance, and immune functions. The lymphatic system contains vessels and nodes with lymph, a mixture of proteins, water, waste products, and immune system elements. Located throughout the body, lymph nodes filter all this debris. The largest nodes are in the neck, groin, and armpits. They all work together to make sure “clean” lymph is transported back to the veins that carry blood toward the heart. Lymphatic Massage is an ideal treatment for:1. Managing to swell of any kind2. Lymphedema3. Immune boosting4. Managing pain and inflammation5. Supporting detoxification programs6. Speeds healing and recovery after surgery

Lymphatic Massage

The lymph system is part of the body’s immune system and keeps it functioning correctly. Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that encourages the natural draining process that helps remove waste products from your tissues. This type of massage can benefit people suffering from various ailments.

Many people benefit from lymphatic drainage massage. We often recommend this type of massage for people who suffer from:

  • Edema (accumulation of fluids in the tissues)
  • Lymphedema (a chronic condition in which the lymph system is unable to drain fluids from the tissues properly)
  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Digestive disorders
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

If you suffer from these conditions, you can expect your lymphatic massage benefits to begin showing themselves after a few sessions. While lymphatic massage can help your situation if you suffer from lymphedema, it is not a cure.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage Benefits

There are many potential benefits of lymphatic drainage massage. This type of massage can:

  • Help reduce edema and lymphedema
  • Improve the function of the lymph system
  • Reduce chronic pain
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Improve joint function
  • Relieve stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Enhance immune function

Types of Lymphatic Massage

There are several different types of lymphatic massage. The most common type is manual lymphatic drainage (MLD). MLD is a very gentle massage that uses slow, rhythmic strokes and light pressure to stimulate the lymph system. This type of massage can be performed by a trained therapist or self-administered.

Another type of lymphatic massage is simple lymphatic drainage. This type of massage is similar to MLD but is faster and uses more pressure. Lymphatic massage is especially effective for reducing swelling after surgery or injury and tends to work best in combination with other treatments, such as compression therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Should Not Choose Lymphatic Massage?

We do not recommend lymphatic massage for people with certain medical conditions, such as:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Kidney conditions
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Infectious diseases

When Should You Not Go For A Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

It is best to avoid lymphatic drainage massage:

  • During an acute illness
  • Within 24 hours of surgery
  • If you have a fever
  • If you are pregnant

How Do I Prepare For a Lymphatic Massage?

To prepare for a lymphatic massage:

  • Drink plenty of water the day before and the day of your massage to help flush toxins from your body.
  • Avoid eating a large meal before your massage.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Choose a trained and certified therapist with experience in lymphatic massage near you.

Does Lymphatic Massage Improve Health?

Yes, lymphatic massage has many potential health benefits. It can help improve the lymph system’s function, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain, fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression. When searching for “lymphatic drainage massage near me,” it is essential to choose a therapist specializing in this type of massage.


Electro-Lymphatic Therapy Contraindications


What are the contraindications (conditions) that could prevent me from receiving Electro-Lymphatic Therapy?

A contraindication is any indication or symptom that makes it inadvisable to use a particular therapy. Please call us at 206-681-2455 if you believe you have a contraindication or are unsure. We will help clarify your situation and ensure that your next step is a solid one!

The following are contraindications for Electro-Lymphatic therapy. If any of these apply to you, we are not able to treat you with Electro-Lymphatic therapy at the present time unless you have a written prescription from an MD or ND showing medical supervision over this service for the contraindication.


Contraindications for Electro-Lymphatic Therapy

  • PaceMaker
  • Blood clots
  • Pregnancy
  • Currently nursing

We recommend waiting to receive deep tissue massage 24 hours before or after an ELT session, except if indicated by the practitioner.


Tummy Temple Offers The Best Lymphatic Drainage


Lymphatic Drainage Therapy will stimulate the contraction of your lymphatic vessels and redirect lymph to functional parts of the lymphatic system. Tummy Temple’s mild, non-invasive therapy aids in decongesting the affected area, bringing you relief and improved functionality. Are you wondering, “Where can I find lymphatic drainage massage near me?” Our specialized therapists will offer you the best care and advice. Contact Tummy Temple to try Lymphatic Drainage Therapy today.

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