by Alane Palmer and Annah Gillette
Lymphawhat? This special type of massage, while very gentle and seemingly superficial, helps to restore function to the lymph system and balance the body.
Have you ever ended your day with swollen achy feet? This is a sign of inflammation. Just like blood vessels move oxygen around our bodies our lymphatic system uses movement and massage to move this fluid around your body. The lymph system picks up fluids and waste products from the spaces between the cells and then filters and cleans them.
NormaTec lymphatic therapy can benefit just about everyone. If you’re feeling tired and low on energy, or if you’ve been sick and feeling like your body is fighting to get back on track, lymph massage would likely serve you well. NormaTec takes this process one step further allowing for simultaneous compression for your legs and arms. In a traditional massage, only one area is worked on at a time, while with the timed repetitive progression of compression, improvement can be achieved in a short amount of time.
Also, athletes, surgical patients, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue sufferers, as well as those wanting a fresh look may want to consider NormaTec lymphatic massage. Here’s why.
After a sports injury or surgery, lymph vessels can become overwhelmed with the demand placed on them. When tissues are swollen, deep tissue techniques may cause damage to the lymph vessels and surrounding structures. Lymphatic massage is often the treatment of choice because it helps the body remove proteins and waste products from the affected area and reduce the swelling. This helps reduce pressure on cells and allows them to reproduce faster to heal the body.
NormaTec Lymphatic massage therapy can also be part of a care program for fibromyalgia pain, inflammation, injury or chronic fatigue syndrome. Because it’s so gentle, it is well tolerated by these patients, who are often experiencing sore trigger points throughout the body. And by encouraging lymph flow and removing waste products, this gentle form of bodywork can help restore immune function and improve vitality.
If you’re feeling sluggish, experiencing mild to moderate swelling, recovering from a sports injury, or interested in optimizing your lymph system for stronger immunity. It can have a powerful impact on your body’s ability to heal. In a short 30-minute NormaTec session on a weekly basis, maintenance can be obtained for a healthy lymphatic system.
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