Promote natural healing through detoxifying massage
Lymphatic Drainage massage is a method of physically moving the muscle to promote the natural drainage of the lymphatic system. This massage focuses on stimulating optimal circulation through the movement of small, gentle hand or elbow strokes to massage soft tissue where lymph nodes often lie.
What is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
The lymphatic system is a part of your circulatory system that carries fluid throughout your body, known as lymph, and aids in immunity by transporting white blood cells which remove waste from tissues. The lymphatic system itself has one job: to return fluid and waste to the bloodstream for recycling.
This therapeutic massage can be beneficial after surgery, radiation treatment, injury recovery, or any condition that causes edema (fluid retention). Symptoms of swollen tissue due to lymph issues include golden or darkened skin coloration around the affected area which may appear puffy, swollen, warm to touch, and tender to pressure. Other symptoms of possible hidden issues within your lymphatic system are pain in joints (lower back pain), excess mucous production causing lung congestion (lung cancer) chronic lung issues like asthma/bronchitis, and extreme fatigue.
How does Lymphatic Drainage Massage work?
Lymphatic drainage massage is performed on the areas of the body which are closer to the trunk, such as the underarms, abdomen, back of legs, and the neck. This is because most lymphatic flow occurs in the upper body. The armpits are located near where lymph nodes are found for draining fluid out through the arms. Massaging these areas helps with relieving heaviness in the arms when they are swollen due to excess fluid build-up.
Which areas can be treated with Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Lymphatic drainage massage is an ideal therapy for those with lymphatic conditions or swelling in certain parts of their body because it can exfoliate and cleanse the skin and remove toxins from tissues. By opening up intercellular channels to increase flow within lymphatics and veins, waste can be removed faster allowing your body’s natural healing processes to take place.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is most suitable to help:
- Symptoms of lymphedema
- Releasing toxins and waste
- Swelling and edema
- Joint pain and pressure
- Symptoms of arthritis
- Symptoms of fibromyalgia
Additional information and resources
Use the links below to learn more about this treatment, and what conditions respond to this treatment.
We recommend exploring the following services to fully complete your massage experience. Add one of these services to your massage for an additional $10 per service.
- Hot Stone
- $75 for 30 minutes
- $110 for 60 minutes
- $140 for 90 minutes
Direct Billing Available for most insurance companies (e.g. Alberta Blue Cross, Sunlife, Great West Life, Manulife, GroupHealth, ClaimSecure, etc.)
- Initial massage booking - $10 off massage PLUS one added $10 service to compliment (aromatherapy; hot stone; cupping)
- Refer 5 people who book a massage with the same therapist and get 10% off your next massage
- Refer 10 people who book a massage with the same therapist and get 50% off your next massage