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The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to drain stagnant fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and foreign substances, and maintain a healthy immune system.

Unlike the vascular system, which employs the heart to pump blood through a vast network of vessels, the lymphatic system has no such device, but rather depends upon hundreds of tiny muscular units (lymphangions) contracting throughout the body to propel lymph flow. Their action may become compromised due to surgery, trauma, burns, infections, substantial swelling, fatigue, stress, or age.

When the lymph circulation stagnates, fluids, proteins, and toxins accumulate, and cellular functioning is significantly compromised. This may open the way to many physical ailments and hasten the ageing process.

Lymphatic drainage as a hands-on technique designed to attain and sustain proper functioning of the lymphatic system, originated close to a hundred years ago. LDT, as developed by Bruno Chikly MD DO, combines traditional techniques with a new level of precision and refinement.

The LDT process involves the use of gentle manual touch, often of very little pressure, and is very pleasurable for clients, inducing deep states of relaxation.  LDT works to help recirculate body fluids, stimulate functioning of the immune system, and balance the autonomic nervous system from “fight, flight, or freeze” to “rest and repair”. Consequently it can prove beneficial in the correction of numerous conditions as well as preventative health maintenance.

To experience what it’s like to feel after a lymphatic drainage therapy appointment, click here to connect with Jennifer Pilgrim.