For many therapists, lymphatic work is fondly thought of as “playing in the waters”. Like running streams, our lymphatic system washes through us and is a vital part of our survival. It is responsible for transporting white blood cells and cleaning the body of toxins, waste and unwanted materials. Many times, whether we are sick, suffering from allergies, wear restrictive clothing or don’t move enough, our lymphatic system can become sluggish.
I use very light pressure to move the lymph through the pathways and help clear stagnation. While I do not work with lymphoma, lymphedema or do hospital wrapping procedures, the method I use is very common for sinus relief, minor swelling, pain relief, speeding up healing (common before and after surgery) and general detoxing. It is also extremely effective for clearing out anesthesia after surgery and I’ve seen amazing and immediate results.