Lymphatic drainage massage supports your immune system while relaxing your body and calming your mind. At Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, acupuncturists Wanyun Tsay, LAc, and Kimberly Hickerson, LAc, rely on their team of licensed massage therapists to perform exceptional lymphatic drainage to relieve pain and help your body heal from injuries, skin conditions, digestive issues, and other concerns. To schedule a lymphatic drainage massage, call the office in Miami, Florida, or make an appointment online.
Your lymphatic system — a network of tissues, organs, and lymphatic vessels — transports a fluid called lymph throughout your body. Lymph contains high levels of white blood cells; it works to eliminate toxins, waste, and pathogens from the body and to help fight infection.
Health conditions, stress, and other factors can cause blockages in the circulation of lymph. Manual lymphatic drainage, developed by Danish physician Emil Vodder, uses gentle, circling strokes to remove these blockages and stimulate the flow of lymph to support healthy immune function.
The licensed massage therapists at Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine have specialized training in lymphatic drainage. They also hold certifications in the technique from both Europe and the United States.
Lymphatic drainage supports your body’s natural healing process. It can enhance recovery and relieve pain, providing improvement for a variety of conditions, such as:
You don’t need to have a health condition to benefit from lymphatic drainage. The treatment also offers deep relaxation, boosts circulation, aids in detoxification, and supports overall physical and emotional wellness.
Typically, the therapists at Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine perform lymphatic drainage massage in two parts, focusing separately on the upper and lower body. Each session takes about an hour to complete. Patients can choose to schedule these sessions on different days or as one two-hour appointment.
Before beginning your lymphatic drainage massage, your therapist reviews your health history and discusses any current symptoms and your overall goals for your treatment.
During the session, you remove some or all of your clothing and lie on a massage table under a blanket. Your therapist uncovers one part of your body at a time, taking care to maintain your privacy throughout your treatment.
Your therapist uses rhythmic, circling strokes with very light pressure to encourage the flow of lymph gently through your lymphatic system. After your session, you should drink plenty of water to help as your body will continue to flush toxins after your massage.
You can expect to feel relaxed and refreshed, and gradually experience symptom relief as your body returns to balance.
To schedule an appointment for manual lymph drainage at Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, call the office or book online today.