Monday, August 18, 2008
Lymph Drainage Therapy, LDT, is a technique that activates and cleanses the human fluid transportation system, known as lymph. Lymph transports proteins, toxins, hormones, fatty acids, immune cells and others to the lymph nodes for processing, therefore eliminating toxins and waste products. Stress, fatigue, lack of physical activity, emotional shock, infections, substantial swelling, chemicals or food additives and more can stop or hinder the flow of lymph. These can lead to clogging or stagnation. Thus, LDT is a detoxification massage.
The llustrations above and below are the superficial lymph circulation of the face and torso, including lymph nodes, predominantly located in the dark areas of the photos.
Resource material: Silent Waves Theory and Practice of Lymphedema Therapy With Applications for Lymphedema, Chronic Pain, and Inflammation by Dr. Bruno Chikly.
Unlike Swedish Massage. Lymph Drainage Therapy uses no lotion. It is light, gentle, and a very specific technique. This method pumps the flow of the lymph toward the lymph nodes. The lymphatic system then directs the flow to the kidneys for filtration, sending nutrients into the bloodstream and toxins to drain into normal body elimination.
"For more information or a list of health benefits of Lymph Drainage" contact Mary Anne Palumbo at email@example.com
Do you spend long hours at the computer or garden without a break? Do you pay for it the next day with stiffness or pain in the back/neck?
There’s a simple solution! Here are four, easy, preventative steps:
● Stretch before starting your project
● Take a 3 to 5 minute break every hour or 90 minutes. You may need a kitchen timer.
● Drink 8 oz of purified water at every break
● Stretch at every break and at the end of your project with the opposite motion of what you’ve been sustaining
If you were sitting for your project, then stand for about 3 minutes while you drink your water. Stretch by moving slowly on the exhale until you feel a slight pull. Hold for 6 to 10 seconds and repeat up to six reps, six seconds. That’s it. Go back to your project.
The next day there is a huge improvement in how you feel!
Another great idea is to schedule a therapeutic or wellness massage for the day after your project. If you are in central FL, see www.CalmRelief.com .
Posted by Yahoo Sister Marlene at 5:32 PM