Sessions Available: 30 minute (only lymphatic facilitation), 60 or 90 minute if you want compensating structures and other parts of the body addressed.
Lymphatic facilitation (manual lymphatic drainage) is a form of massage used to increase the healing process by increasing lymph flow, decreasing edema and swelling, and improving the function of the nervous, lymph and muscular systems. Lymph is a clear colorless fluid comprised of water, cellular components, fatty acids, and proteins. Its function is to move these components back to the blood, balance the body's fluids, and remove bacteria from the system. Lymph circulation is improved through gentle, slow, rhythmic movements made in a specific direction and progression on the patient's body. Lymphatic Facilitation is the only massage technique that can be done on an acute injury. It is performed through a series of light flushing massage techniques which visibly reduces inflammation so that the body’s natural immune function is enhanced. It can help people recover more quickly from sprains, strains, sore muscles, acute injuries, surgery (requires doctors permission), and swollen ankles. Lymphatic facilitation can be incorporated into other massage modalities
Blaine Healing Arts Massage Therapy ~ 366 H Street ~ Blaine, WA 98230 ~ (360) 603-4120 ~ www.blainehealingarts.com