By Annie Ogle, LMT #2218
Lymphatic Drainage Specialists of North Alabama
Why should I receive a lymphatic massage? That is a question I am asked almost daily. Lymphatic massage is the most medically researched modality, and the most written about massage that is published in medical publications. The lymphatic system is sometimes called the “garbage man” of your body as it collects debris and other components that are sent to the nodes and purified. After purification it is then sent to the blood system and there it is decided to release, reuse, or recycle.
When a component is too toxic, the blood will send it back to the lymphatic system for the lymph nodes to re-purify. Some components, for example, chemo drugs, tattoo ink, dyes, medications, anesthesia, mold and chemical exposure and other toxic waste, and this recycling can go on for years if you never have a lymphatic massage to flush components out and have your nodes checked.
Another example is a client who came for lymphatic massage and had had chemo treatments over 16 years prior. As she was receiving her massage, she stated that she could taste the chemo, Wow! I mostly work on surgery patients, but I highly recommend lymphatic massage for other issues, i.e., liver issues, compromised immune system, headaches, anxiety, PTSD, depression, etc. We also have lymph vessels in the brain that drain about 3 pounds of toxins from the brain each year-that’s about the weight of the entire brain in toxins dumped each year. The most well-known of these brain toxins is the infamous beta-amyloid plaque that is linked to serious cognitive decline as we age. My recommendation is having a lymphatic massage at least 4 times a year; at the beginning of each season is a good way to remember. This can assist with a good flushing of the lymphatic system, keep your immune system stronger, and help fight off becoming sick. At Lymphatic Drainage Specialists of North Alabama office, we offer Immunity Boosting Packages that include herbal foot soaks, castor oil packs, and assorted herbal teas, along with the massage of your choice.
Becoming a Lymphatic Drainage Massage Specialist has gone right along with all things healthy. Becoming a Certified Health Coach several years ago – from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute and also a Certified Independent Health Coach with Optavia, and most recently a Certified Life Coach, health and wellness are always on my mind. Caring for my clients and customers include working with the whole person: body, mind, heart, and spirit. As a health and life coach I work with individuals who want to become the best version of themselves, which can be through healthier eating, working through depression, weight concerns, self-care, job related, relationship related, or just needing accountability. Choices each day can be frustrating at times and sometimes we just need to talk to someone about whatever is going on.
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