What is Lymphatic Drainage?
Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle, wave-like massage movement that activates lymph and interstitial fluid circulation in order to restore drainage and transport systems that are impaired or slowed down. Additionally, lymphatic drainage is used to stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems, our “fight and flight” and “rest and digest” responses. Our lymphatic drainage specialist incorporates lymphatic drainage therapy into her work for a customized healing experience.
What is lymphatic drainage good for?
Lymphatic drainage massage is used for a wide range of support including:
Faster recovery from injury
Reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy
Strengthened resistance to illness
Break-up any scar tissue
Chronic shoulder and neck pain
What should I expect at my lymphatic drainage visit?
Lymphatic drainage is a soothing and relaxing experience. Most people feel and see improvement in symptoms instantly whether a reduction of inflammation or increased range of motion. Make sure you drink more water on treatment days and following due to the release of fluids and toxins.
Your massage therapist's touch will often be very light to moderate, just enough pressure to stretch the skin. During your session, your therapist will concentrate on several key areas of your lymphatic system: neck, armpits, abdomen, hips. You may experience sensations on the table as lymph fluids begin to move such as tingling, coolness in fingers and toes and digestive noises.
What other Tournesol therapies work well with Lymphatic Drainage?
Better health outcomes are achieved when all the physical, emotional and spiritual components of whole health are addressed in one place as part of an integrative team effort.
Lymphatic Drainage works well in conjunction with other treatments. Many Lymphatic Drainage clients at Tournesol combine their treatments with:
Intuitive Energy Balancing
Who performs Lymphatic Drainage at Tournesol and how much does it cost?
Heidi Gerber, MSLAc, LMT
$225 for a 60 minute session
Tournesol Wellness clients say about Lymphatic Drainage:
"Heidi can work miracles. Whenever I am in pain or injure myself she is the first person I call. I know after a session with Heidi I will feel much better. She is incredibly knowledgeable about many aspects of healing and well-being. I trust her completely.” - Deborah R.