A lymphatic massage targets the body's lymph system. This is a very light, staccato style stroke massage. Starting at the feet we pump the body's fluids up towards the heart in order to flush the lymph system which mirrors the circulatory system in complexity but lacks a pump of its own (pump for circulatory system is the heart).
The lymphatic system is a network of channels and nodes in which a fluid substance called lymph is carried through the body. The lymph returns vital substances to the blood stream from the tissues of the body, it assists balance of fluids by draining fluid from the tissues, helps in defence against illness producing substances, and the absorption of fats from the digestive system.
By manual stimulation we can move lymph through the one way channels up to the site where it connects back with the blood stream thus pushing out what may be in the lymph back into the blood stream where the body can then filter it out.
Lymphatic massage is NOT for everyone. Please call or email if you have any questions regarding this style of massage.
Lymphatic massage can benefit you if you are recovering from injury or surgery, have recurrent swelling, recurrent mild illness (such as colds) or are simply feeling like you "have something in your system" that needs moving through.
75 minutes $80 *
90 minutes $95*
*tax of 7.375% not included in session prices*