Lymphatic Drainage in Naples, FL
Tired of feeling weighed down by swelling and discomfort? Noticing more inflammation in your legs, arms, or face? Uncover the secrets of lymphatic drainage therapy, an age-old practice that's gaining modern recognition for its remarkable benefits.
What is lymphatic drainage?
Lymphatic drainage, also known as lymphatic drainage massage, is a therapeutic technique that involves gentle hand movements and light pressure on certain areas of the body to promote the flow of lymphatic fluid within the lymphatic system.
Lymphatic drainage should always be carried out by a trained practitioner, and each massage and treatment plan is tailored to an individual’s specific needs.
When do you need lymphatic drainage?
While anybody can benefit from lymphatic drainage, it’s typically used to treat lymphedema, which is when lymphatic fluid collects in and swells particular areas of the body.
Usually, muscular contractions, breathing and body movements help the lymphatic system move lymphatic fluid throughout the body - but there are occasions and conditions that can lead to lymphedema (or swelling).
Lymphatic drainage techniques can therefore be used to help improve lymphatic flow and alleviate this swelling (and often, the associated discomfort).
In addition, lymphatic drainage can aid in the removal of waste products and toxins from the body, as well as having a calming effect on the nervous system - resulting in relaxation and the reduction of stress levels.
Which conditions can benefit from lymphatic drainage?
Lymphedema is a common side effect of breast cancer surgery, so patients receiving treatment for breast cancer may have lymphatic drainage recommended to them.
It’s also recommended for:
Those experiencing post-surgery swelling
Those with chronic inflammation conditions such as arthritis and sinusitis
Those with chronic fatigue syndrome
Those with Fibromyalgia
Those with a number of different skin conditions including, but not limited to, eczema, rosacea, seborrhea and acne
Those with gastrointestinal issues
Those with neurological issues such as vertigo and migraines
Lymphatic drainage can be extremely effective when working alongside medical treatment as part of a wider comprehensive treatment plan.
The science behind Lymphatic Drainage that works
The lymphatic system plays an essential role in the body’s immune system, carrying a liquid called lymph, containing a type of white blood cells known as lymphocytes.
These lymphocytes are transported to areas of infection or inflammation, where they can initiate an immune response, as well as destroying damaged or abnormal cells.
The lymphatic system is vital for maintaining the body’s immune defenses, and it works in close coordination with the body’s other systems to protect the body from pathogens, eliminate waste products, and support overall well-being.
The equipment we use for Lymphatic Drainage
As well as offering the more traditional lymphatic drainage massage, here at VitalGate Health, we have access to a number of non-invasive, pain-free technologies and pieces of equipment that allow us to target the pain at the root of the problem, rather than just putting a bandaid on it.
Book your lymphatic drainage treatment in Naples, FL and New York
Want to know the best part? Lymphatic drainage treatments don’t hurt – and our holistic clinic in Naples, FL has a team of qualified lymphatic drainage practitioners on hand to help you regain a state of lymphatic flow, reducing the inflammation and finding the root cause so it doesn’t come back again.
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