Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a gentle, hands-on technique that works to attain proper functioning of the body’s lymphatic system. Critical to health and vitality, the lymphatic system drains stagnant fluids in tissue, regenerates tissues, filters toxins, detoxifies the body and maintains the health of the immune system.

What Are the Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Light, rhythmic, and deeply relaxing hand movements manually stimulate the movement of stagnant fluid in muscle tissue and surrounding joints.

Reducing fluid congestion in tissue alleviates pain, spasm and dysfunction while increasing range of motion and blood circulation.

Fluid stagnation and congestion can occur due to injury (trauma or over use), surgery, stress, tight muscles, substantial swelling, inactivity, diet, toxic overload, auto-immune issues, and age.

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Our Approach to Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Each body that lands on our tables is a collection of their previous injuries and use patterns that led to where that body is today. Those injuries and patterns can lead to accumulation or stagnation of lymph in the body. Lymphatic drainage massage increases fluid circulation, stimulates immune system function and balances the sympathetic nervous system. This life-changing technique can be used to treat specific muscular, inflammatory issues or as a relaxing, detoxifying, immune boosting full body therapy. 

What makes lymphatic drainage massage different at Loosen Up?

  • Focus on learning about our clients’ health goals
    We love learning about what motivates our clients and helping them achieve their health goals by creating unique treatment and self care plans to suit their needs.
  • Collaboration with our clients
    We rely on feedback from our clients before, during, and after sessions to ensure that their body is responding in a productive way that supports their goals. 
  • Collaboration with our client’s health team
    We work with many local Doctors, Physical Therapists, and Chiropractors to ensure that our clients are getting care that supports the plans that they have developed.

What to Expect From a Lymphatic Drainage Massage Session

Lymphatic drainage works best you when are ready to collaborate with your therapist, so it is always a good idea to come prepared.

Drinking plenty of water and wearing comfortable clothing to your appointment will help you and your therapist to get the most out of your time with us. Remember your goal is our goal so communicate with your therapist what your priorities are: reduce pain, improve range of motion, etc.

What to Do Before Your Session

  • Get a diagnosis if you’re experiencing severe or persistent pain.
  • Take note of activities that aggravate or provide relief for you.
  • Drink plenty of water.

What to Expect During Your Session

With lymphatic drainage work, we are typically working with clients who have some sort of acute or chronic injury or condition. There is usually some soreness present. It’s important to tell your therapist if you are feeling yourself tense up or if you are holding your breath. If your body is fighting the work because it’s too intense, the work can become counterproductive.

Book Your Lymphatic Drainage Massage Session Today

Whether you’re looking to rebound from a recent illness or recover from old and lingering injury, book your lymphatic drainage massage appointment today!