Lymph Drainage Therapy
Lymph Drainage Therapy (LTD) is an original hands-on method of lymphatic drainage developed by Bruno Chikly, MD, of France. Created out of his award-winning research on the lymphatic system, LDT takes traditional lymph drainage techniques and adds a level of precision consistent with recent scientific discoveries. Using exact anatomical science and gentle manual techniques, LDT practitioners are able to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. From there practitioners use their hands to perform Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) of the vessels to assess overall circulation and determine the best alternate pathways for draining body-fluid stagnation.
Benefits of the specialized, gentle hands-on techniques of Lymph Drainage Therapy:
stimulates lymphatic flow and increases detoxification, thus promoting health and regeneration;
stimulates the immune system (lymph is loaded with white blood cells);
reduces water retention in the tissues;
promotes relaxation and diminishes the “fight and flight” response, thus helps to relax, release stress and emotional trauma, and
reduces muscle spasms and pain.
Lymph plays an important role in the immune system. The lymphatic system helps to clear the body of toxic waste products, which makes this a system of outmost importance for our health and well-being. The lymphatic system works with the circulatory system. Under the pressure of the blood pumping through the arteries, fluid is squeezed out of the blood capillaries. The exuded fluid, which bathes the cells of the body is called interstitial fluid (also extracellular or intercellular fluid). Naturally, the blood capillaries cannot continue to lose fluid indefinitely. Some of the interstitial fluid re-enters the blood through the venous capillaries. In the tissues, in addition to the blood-carrying capillaries, there are microscopic vessels, called lymph capillaries which drain excess interstitial fluid that doesn’t return to the heart through the venous circulation. Once the interstitial fluid enters the lymph capillaries, it is called lymph. Thus, the lymphatic system is a second pathway back to the heart, parallel to the venous circulation
Poor circulation of blood in the body causes an overload of foreign, harmful waste matter in the interstitial fluid, consequently in the lymph vessels and lymph nodes. When lymph drainage slows down or becomes obstructed, harmful waste matter begins to accumulate in the interstitial fluid. This results in an increased thickness of this vital fluid, thus preventing proper nutrient distribution to the cells, weakening and damaging them. By stimulating lymph flow, LDT plays a role in regenerating the cells and healing the body.+
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