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Lymphatic Drainage Massage Nassau County NY

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapist Eugene Wood, Located in Wantagh NY 11793, and Massapequa NY 11758

"Swelling in the legs, ankles, or any part of the body, can be painful and discomforting. Massage is an excellent way to help your body drain waste and debris through the lymph nodes. Please contact me if you, or someone you know, is suffering with this condition."

-Eugene Wood,
Licensed Massage Therapist

What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy?

Your body's lymph system is a component of your immune system and assists in transporting waste from the cells and bringing nutrients to the cells of the body. In fact, you have double the amount of lymph vessels in your body as compared to blood vessels.

Lymph, the fluid transported by the lymphatic system that contains infection-fighting white blood cells and rids waste and debris via the lymph nodes, has two ways of circulating through the body. One is an active (Intrinsic) lymph pump, which is made up of little muscles that produce contractions along the lymphatic pathway. The other is a passive lymph pump, which uses muscle contractions to move the lymph. When you move or stretch your muscles, you are helping the lymph to move along its channels.

Occasionally it may require massage to circulate lymphatic fluid and release toxins. Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy helps improve the drainage and flow of lymph, which in turn provides many benefits for the body.
Lymph Node Structure by Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapist Eugene Wood, Located in Wantagh NY 11793, and Massapequa NY 11758
Lymphatic massage is a gentle massage technique used to increase the flow of lymph in an effort to increase the release of waste fluids or toxic build-up from your body.

Lymphatic massage is most commonly used to reduce the accumulation of fluid in the lymph system. If there is swelling in the ankles or legs, or if there has been any surgery and the lymph nodes were removed, lymphatic massage can be used to promote overall general health.
How Does Lymphatic Drainage Massage Work?

Lymphatic drainage massage often entails two stages of lymphatic massage: clearing and absorption.

During the clearing phase, the Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapist creates a sort of suction by applying a gentle stretching technique closest to the lymph nodes to prep the area for increased fluid. This creates a flushing effect. Meanwhile, during the second phase of the massage, (the re-absorption phase), the practitioner will release the stretch motion to shift the top layer of the skin to assist the body with re-absorption.

During the massage, the patient is usually situated on a massage table in a warm room, as heat is important to promote relaxation and the increase of lymphatic flow.I will typically begin with a series of very light-pressured, gentle, long, rhythmic strokes and soft pumping movements maneuvering their way up from the feet and in the direction of the lymph nodes. The main lymph nodes include the armpits, groin, and neck.

Your session can last anywhere from forty-five to sixty minutes. According to studies, most patients experience the greatest reduction in swelling during the first week of treatment, with results holding steady the second week.

You may notice that you are more thirsty than usual, at which time you should also consume plenty of water which will further aid in the release of toxins and replenish your body. Lymphatic massage is gentle, does not cause pain, and does not have a stimulating effect. Some of the benefits of lymphatic drainage massage are:
  • Absorbs excess fluid, proteins, electrolytes, toxins and foreign substances from the interstitial compartments (tissue space around the cells)
  • Recovers and returns substances to the blood circulation that have escaped from the blood compartment into the tissues
  • Regulates the fluid volume and pressure in a tissue
  • Carries food components to the cells
In addition, your Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapist can also utilize this technique to help reduce water retention. If the body is stagnant for some time, it hinders the lymph system from flowing easily, which in turn may induce swelling in the hands and feet.

Contact Eugene Wood Lymphatic Drainage Massage Treatments

Contact Eugene Wood Lymphatic Drainage Massage Treatments
Following a lymphatic massage, patients may be advised to perform self-massage at my recommendation. I may also recommend gentle exercises developed to encourage the flow of lymphatic fluid out of the affected area. Some patients may also be advised to wear compression garments, such as stockings, to compress the leg and encourage lymphatic flow out of the limb.

Once your lymphatic system is back functioning properly, the best way to sustain it is to become more active, as muscle movement and adequate blood flow applies pressure on the lymphatic vessels and keeps them functioning properly.

Please Contact Eugene Wood today.
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