Lymphatic Therapy, also called lymphatic drainage or lymphatic massage, is a special treatment developed to assist your lymphatic system in fulfilling its crucial biological function. The Lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels, nodes, and ducts that forms part of your body’s circulatory system. It extends into every part of the human body to ensure that oxygen and vital nutrients reach all your tissues and that cellular waste and pathogens are excreted. The movement of lymphatic fluid is a passive activity accomplished by muscle contractions as you move.
Is Your Lymphatic System Congested?
If toxic substances and microbes are not efficiently filtered, they accumulate in the lymphatic pathways and interstitial spaces between cells. Your lymphatic system may become stagnant and congested due to illness, poor nutrition, dehydration, pollution, lack of exercise, or digestive issues. As a result, your body will struggle to purify itself and ward off infection. You’ll feel sluggish or even ill — the build-up of lymphatic fluid in the soft tissues can cause painful swelling in conditions such as lymphedema.
Tummy Temple Is the Lymphatic Specialist
Our certified therapists at Tummy Temple provide the latest decongestive lymphatic therapy techniques and innovations. Our effective treatments will assist in the drainage of lymphatic fluid, bringing you relief and newfound invigoration. Lymphatic drainage therapy is a highly specialized form of light, gentle massage that stretches the skin. It’s specifically designed to redirect lymph away from a problem area and move it towards functioning lymph vessels. This allows it to be carried to the lymph nodes for filtering and re circulation into the bloodstream.
Benefits of Lymphatic Therapy
Lymphatic Therapy is a wonderfully relaxing treatment, whether you have a severe medical condition or are just looking for a pick-me-up after a night of heavy partying! Here are some of the benefits that it can offer you:
- Promotes a sense of well-being.
- Decreases fluid retention and swelling.
- Reduces pain and inflammatory conditions.
- Detoxifies the body.
- Increases circulation.
- Boosts immunity.
- Promotes post-surgical recovery.
- Softens scars and fibrotic tissue.
- Speeds up metabolism
- Enhances digestion.
- Improves the appearance of stretch marks, cellulite, and acne.
- Provides better hormonal balance.
The Two Modalities of Lymphatic Therapy
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) therapy is a very gentle, rhythmic treatment which focuses directly on improving the function of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic therapist slowly follows the pathways of your body’s lymphatic vessels.
- Electro-Lymphatic Therapy (ELT) employs a therapeutic treatment apparatus that delivers a subtle but powerful ionic energy field via two transmission heads or glass tubes placed directly on your skin. Your therapist uses the transmission heads to break up congested lymph and move it towards your body’s lymphatic drainage points.
Electro-Lymphatic Therapy (ELT) is a gentle, equipment-based, light-touch, non-invasive technique that stimulates 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 re absorption channels.
The lymphatic system and vessels run alongside the body’s vascular system, removing impurities from the bloodstream. ELT 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.
Compared to standard lymphatic massage, ELT 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.
ELT is best done in conjunction with Colon Hydrotherapy for maximum cleansing comfort and effectiveness. Suppose you elect not to do colon hydrotherapy. In that case, we strongly encourage using home enemas, infra-red saunas, Epsom salt baths with Temple Detox Bath Salts, and electrolyte-rich water.
How Often Should You Get Electro-Lymphatic Therapy?
Electro-Lymphatic Therapy is suggested for the average healthy person for 6–8 weeks per year. However, this is considered a starting point for persons with increased levels of congestion—advanced health concerns can require ongoing treatment for 3–6 months, followed by maintenance care.
How Much Does Electro-Lymphatic Therapy Cost?
- $120–$165: 1 hour Standard Session (pricing depends on the practitioner).
- $30: Add-on for Colon Hydrotherapy Session.
(Note that Licenced Massage Therapist (LMT) and Registered Nutritionist (RN) credentials do not include Electro-Lymphatic Therapy in their scope of training, certification, or practice.)
Electro-Lymphatic Therapy Contraindications
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 solid!
The following are contraindications for Electro-Lymphatic Therapy:
- A pacemaker.
- Congestive heart failure.
- Deep vein thrombosis.
- A history of strokes or blood clots.
- Liver problems.
- Kidney problems.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- A current infection.
If any of these apply to you, we can’t perform Electro-Lymphatic Therapy unless you have a written prescription from a medical or naturopathic doctor showing medical supervision over this service for the contraindication.
We also recommend that you shouldn’t receive a deep tissue massage 24 hours before or after an ELT session unless indicated by the practitioner.
Tummy Temple Offers the Best Lymphatic Therapy
Are you asking, “Where can I find a lymphatic specialist near me?” If you want a personally tailored lymphatic therapy treatment, contact Tummy Temple for the best care. Everyone can experience the beneficial effects of lymphatic Therapy, from removing toxins to an optimally functioning immune system. Call us to schedule your lymphatic therapy session today.