The lymphatic system is part of the immune system that works with the circulatory system to rid the body of waste. Infections, diseases, and other blockages impede your lymph system’s ability to transport toxins out of the body. This causes swelling and puffiness across the body, but noticeably in the lymph nodes and extremities.
Manual lymphatic drainage in Natick, MA at Infinity Flexibility is a unique experience that will help reset your lymph system and give your immune system a boost. We recommend Phyto5 lymph drainage quarterly for detox, or twice a year in the spring and fall. The treatment takes place in a calming environment with an infrared Biomat heated table, calming scents, and soothing music compliment the treatment.
Lymphatic drainage is a powerful treatment for those who have recently been ill. It will get you back on your feet and leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated. Keep reading to learn more about manual lymphatic drainage and its many benefits.
What is Phyto5 Lymphatic Drainage?
This natural medicine technique focuses on stimulating lymph fluid. The Phyto5 Biorhythmic Drainer uses glass cups of various sizes to pull the lymph fluid along the legs, arms, back, chest, and face. The gentle suction guides lymph fluid to the lymph nodes using the 5 element system in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The rhythm of the cup’s suction is based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine 5 element movement patterns. Slower and lighter in Water and Earth, faster and deeper for Wood, Fire, and Metal. All of our products are Swiss-made and carefully crafted with essential oils to enhance lymphatic drainage benefits. The movement pattern we choose will either be based on the Phyto5 Element calendar (below) and/or your specific lymph system needs.
5 Reasons You Should Try Lymphatic Drainage
Most people are familiar with lymphatic drainage massage, but Infinity Flexibility’s lymph drainage treatment is unlike any lymph system treatment on the market. This process supports the immune system as it removes waste, toxins, and bacteria from the body and transports white blood cells to the areas that need them. It treats the body at a cellular level to keep energy pathways clear and movement effortless.
Manual lymph drainage is recommended for lymphedema but is also beneficial for those struggling with issues that do not appear to be directly related to the lymph system. It treats stubborn scar tissue, cellulite, cramps, muscle pain, and blocked lymph canals flowing- all of which can cause issues with mobility and overall health.
Keep reading to discover some of the many benefits of lymphatic drainage and how they can help you!
1. Manual lymph drainage boosts immunity.
The lymph system is an essential part of the immune system. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell produced and stored in your lymph nodes. They are trained to respond to certain toxins. When they detect the presence of these substances in the body, they converge on the toxins wherever they might be found.
You know how when you get sick, your doctor reaches for your lymph nodes to check if they are swollen? Swollen lymph nodes are an indication that your lymph system is working hard to fight off an illness.
Lymphatic drainage boosts healing by improving flow in the lymph system, allowing more infected cells to be neutralized and removed. It will reduce healing time if you are sick because the treatment will remove blockages from the lymph system that may be preventing an effective healing response.
This treatment is a powerful detoxifier. Metabolic waste and other toxins prevent fast healing, and manual lymphatic drainage opens the lymphatic pathways to instigate recovery. It will also move you through illnesses fast and you won’t be sick for as long or as often. Regular treatments will keep your lymph fluid moving inside the body and support your natural detox processes.
2. Manual lymphatic drainage improves circulation.
Both the lymphatic and circulatory systems are responsible for moving fluids through the body. The lymph system plays a supporting role in the circulatory system by draining fluids and proteins from tissues and putting them back in the bloodstream.
Phyto5 lymph drainage manually keeps fluids flowing and improves overall circulation. It moves lymph fluid into the lymph nodes for cleansing and transfers it back to the circulatory system. At Infinity, lymphatic drainage is often paired with massage which also supports healthy circulation.
A 2017 study showed an increase in circulation after manual lymphatic drainage in women after breast cancer surgery. Our staff has experience with lymphatic treatments for breast cancer recovery and other breast-related surgeries.
3. Lymphatic drainage treatments will make your skin glow.
Phyto5 lymphatic drainage is an increasingly popular treatment for brighter, more youthful-looking skin. It helps with puffy, dry, irritated skin while the essential oils in the Phyto5 products work to soothe and rejuvenate it.
This treatment isn’t a miracle cure for all skin issues, but it has been known to help with chronic inflammatory skin issues like acne and eczema. A small study from 2010 on the effects of lymph drainage on thigh circumference suggests that the treatment has firming benefits.
At Infinity, lymph drainage face treatments will leave you with smooth, glowing skin. The essential oils from phyto5’s seasonal products target issues like dry skin and irritation while the machine draws lymph fluid into the nodes for recirculation. Our facials are soothing and calming, the perfect complement to your next massage!
4. Manual lymph drainage reduces muscle tension.
Phyto5 Lymphatic Drainage helps to reduce muscle tension which can cause physical pain. Any movement starts in the brain which sends a message to the muscle telling it to contract. The process involves several chemical reactions, all of which rely on a healthy flow of fluid. Lymphatic drainage improves the movement of fluid to prevent stiffness and cramps.
When you are stressed, healing from an infection, or fighting off an illness, your lymph system slows down under the increased strain. Lymphatic drainage is a soothing treatment that uses regular movements down the back body, torso, and legs, and up the front body, legs, torso, chest, neck, and head.
5. Lymphatic drainage speeds up recovery from injuries.
Not only does lymphatic drainage boost your immune system so that you recover more quickly from illnesses, but it also speeds up healing from an injury or surgery. Lymphatic drainage is the ideal treatment for breast cancer patients after surgery. It decreases recovery time and improves results by preventing scar tissue formation.
Lymph drainage helps reduce long-term swelling and inflammation after an injury. It also prevents fibrosis, thick scar tissue that forms under the skin. It removes the used white blood cells and draws new ones to the area.
Lymphatic drainage at Infinity Flexibility in Natick, MA is the perfect combination of luxurious spa treatment and holistic healing modality. Each and every treatment uses carefully selected Phyto5 products meant to treat seasonal specific issues from redness and irritation to dry, flaky skin. Lymph drainage therapy works well in combination with flexibility and strength training, or as a facial at the end of a massage! Contact Infinity at (617) 335-2707 or reach out to schedule a lymphatic drainage treatment today!