Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) was created by French physician Bruno Chikly in order to manually stimulate and cleanse the lymphatic system. Lymphatic fluid (lymph) carries many important substances, such as immune cells, hormones, and toxins so that they can be processed in the lymph nodes. The system depends upon the contraction of muscles to move the lymph, but fatigue, stress, infection, swelling, inactivity, and other factors can hinder this muscular action, causing significant damage to cellular functioning. The therapist trained in LDT uses exceedingly light manual movements both to detect and to direct lymphatic flow. According to Dr. Chikly, the results can be, among others, reduction in swelling, detoxification, relief of inflammation, reduction in symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, and can bring about deep relaxation, which in turn is an aid to many conditions, such as insomnia, depression, and muscular pain. Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is also useful in the treatment of cellulite tissue.

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Therapists with training in Lymph Drainage Therapy: Darla Goddard

A post-operative lypossage is a gentle form of massage that increases blood flow and promotes recovery by targeting the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system helps process waste and absorbs fluids. After surgery, these fluids can harden, which is often painful. A post-operative massage prevents and treats this hardening of fluids by reducing inflammation and promoting circulation to the affected area. Post operative lyposasge in the first 3 months after liposuction helps to ensure optimal results and reduce healing time. Generally, the earlier, firmer, and more frequently you massage, the better the results and less painful the area will be. Without massage, uneven results may form.
Therapists with training in Lypossage: Bo Lindberg