Lymph Drainage Therapy

benefitsThis relaxing, light touch technique employs gentle, rhythmic movements of the hands to aid the body’s ability to drain excess fluids (edema), detoxify & regenerate tissue, and maintain a healthy immune system. An LDT treatment stimulates your body to take up more interstitial fluid into the lymph vessels and then process it through the nodes. The waste that is captured in the lymph nodes is then returned to the blood and filtered out by the liver and kidneys. This waste is then eliminated from the body.

It can be helpful for postoperative healing, to reduce pain, bruising and swelling. Treatments can be helpful for symptom management for those in chronic pain, including those with Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The treatment increases the parasympathetic tone of the nervous system, creating feelings of wellbeing and relaxation. This parasympathetic state amplifies the body’s natural healing processes.

The following are some conditions for which Lymphatic Drainage may be helpful:

  • Reduction in edemas (swelling) and lymphedemas of various origins
  • Detoxification of the body- increasing the gathering and disposal of waste products
  • Regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds and wrinkles
  • Relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations, including sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis
  • Relief or reduction of chronic pain
  • Antispastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonus and some forms of constipation
  • Deep relaxation to aid insomnia and reduce stress
  • Assists in the alleviation of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and rosacea.

LDT is not only a great adjunct to the treatment of certain medical conditions, it can be a wonderful way to promote deep relaxation and enhance well-being for anybody!

Read articles about Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, such as “What Is Lymphatic Drainage Therapy: What Does It have to Offer?” and “Applications of Pre & Post Surgical Lymphatic Drainage Therapy” at the Upledger Institute website.  Read more detail about receiving a LDT session on my blog.

Diana received her training in Lymphatic Drainage Therapy through the Upledger Institute, Inc., and continues to take trainings and serve as a teaching assistant for LDT classes. The method taught by the Institute was developed by Dr. Bruno Chikly and created out of his award winning research on the lymphatic system. He is the author of the first comprehensive book in North America on the lymphatic system and lymphedema: Silent Waves: Theory and Practice of Lymph Drainage Therapy.

  • 60 minutes $95
  • 90 minutes $135

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Tuesday through Saturday 9 am - 7 pm

301 South Columbus Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 519-0760

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