Our body’s lymph system is a network of lymph nodes and lymph channels. The lymphatic system is responsible for the proper fluid flow of the body and when compromised or injured the lymph circulation stagnates and this results in accumulation of fluids in legs and organs and causing swelling and serious illness. A healthy lymphatic flow is essential in healthy body metabolism, detoxification, and regeneration of tissues as well as to help to maintain a strong immune system.
Lymphatic drainage was developed in the 1930s and is a form of massage technique that is used to stimulate and improve the body’s fluid flow. An improved lymphatic flow improves metabolism and helps the body to eliminate waste and toxins which in turn strengthens the immune system.
Our trained massage therapists and physiotherapists in Toronto apply different techniques in lymphatic drainage.
Unlike other forms of massage, lymphatic drainage is the application of very light pressure and soft pumping using hands or body brush in the direction of the lymph nodes and channels. An understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body’s lymphatic system is essential in providing successful treatment.