Lymphatic Stimulation

Lymphatic Stimulation is a very precise technique requiring light, rhythmical, spiral-like movements to accelerate the movement of lymphatic fluids in the body. These gentle, specific wave-like movements activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems.

Major Effects On The Body Of Lymphatic Stimulation.
  1. Lymphatic Stimulation has a stimulating effect on the parasympathetic nervous system. This allows the client to become calmer and more relaxed. Stress, which is so prevalent in today’s world, stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and the modern world finds itself constantly in a ‘flight or fight’ mode. By stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system Lymphatic Stimulation allows one the opportunity to relax and restore strength as well as promote growth and recovery.
  2. Lymphatic Stimulation also has an analgesic effect on the reflex pathways. By applying light, continually changing pressure inhibitory cells are activated which in turn help to decrease and at times even eliminate the sensations of pain.
  3. Lymphatic Stimulation has an immunological effect on the body. There are two mechanisms responsible for immunity, a) humoral immunity consists of antibodies, which are made up of proteins (globulins), that are the vehicles of the defense function and b) cellular immunity which is made up of the cells (lymphocytes, plasma cells, phangocytes, macrophanges) that can render detrimental substances harmless.
  4. Lymphatic Stimulation has a tonic effect on the smooth muscles of both the blood and lymph vessels.
  5. Lymphatic Stimulation also assists in the removal of fluid from soft connective tissue. This fluid (water and other substances) is removed from the loose connective tissue via the lymph system where it is either reabsorbed into the body or eventually drains into the blood system. This makes Lymphatic Stimulation very effective for controlling edema.
After receiving a Lymphatic Stimulation Massage it is also important for one to rest for at least 15 minutes after the massage. Resting after the massage is important for two reasons:
  •  Rest will help to equilibrate the nervous system and re-establish its natural baseline, following the over stimulation induced by excess fluid retention.
  • However, more importantly rest involves the physiological consequences of an increase in lymphatic drainage. Between the time that the wastes are drained from the tissues and the time that they are eliminated via the kidneys and large intestine, these materials, some of them toxic, are at large in the body. The lymph vessels will continue to drain after the massage ends, and the contents will proceed into the bloodstream; it will require several hours for the organs of elimination to extract them completely from circulation. With the circulatory system thus burdened for a period of time, overall metabolism should not be taxed. The eliminatory organs will be operating at capacity for the following few hours to excrete a substantial influx of wastes, and the additional products of a high metabolic output will overload them to the point where the client may feel fatigued. This is a normal reaction to the sudden release of wastes and it will cause no difficulties if the client rests properly.
Reasons to have a Full Body Lymphatic Stimulation Session:
  • During a cleanse or detox program to help clear the system
  • To boost the Immune System
  • To aid in Stress Reduction
  • To enhance skin elasticity and tautness – particularly on Weight Loss Programs
  • Cellulite
  • Edema
  • Pain Reduction
  • Relaxation
  • Scars
Reasons to have a Lymphatic Stimulation Facial:
  • Acne
  • Congestive conditions of the face such as Roseacea, facial redness, facial edema, bruising
  • Skin allergies, chronic eczema, burns.
  • Scars
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Migraines and Headaches