That is exactly what most people say when I tell them about the lymphatic massage treatments I offer.
So lets first define what a lymph node is
Imagine having little pockets of air located all over your face, head and body. Did you know thats exactly what your sinus cavities are?
Eventually because of our lifestyle or illness these pockets get filled up with a fluid called lymph. Now allow me to explain what lymph is to you. Lymph is the vital fluid that flows thru your lymph nodes and sinuses to work hand in hand with your white blood cells. Together they ward off cancer cells, fungi, viruses or bacteria from infecting your body.
Here is the most simplest definition of lymph I have ever come across…
Lymph is to the lymphatic system what blood is to the circulatory system.
Now here is the major difference between these two systems. While your circulatory system is equipped with a 24 hour a day pump (the heart) to keep the blood flowing thru your bodies veins… the lymphatic system does not have a pump.
How Does The Lymph Move Thru Your Body Without A Pump?
Thats a good question. Without a pump, the movement of your lymph depends 100% on you and your skeletal muscular system moving it thru your joints. In other words– our lymphs movement depends on two things:
1) It depends on our being physically active everyday with activities like walking, jogging , exercise, sports, physical exertion.
2) It depends on our muscles and bones in our skeletal system being in tip- top shape so that the lymph flows thru our system like a well-oiled machine.
Can You See The Problem Here With The Sedintary Lifestyle Most people Live Today?
How many of us today drive to work, then sit behind a desk for 8 hours, then drive home and plop oursleves in front of the TV before we go to bed?
Then add on top of that how many of us are relatively free of aches and pains resulting from strained muscles or misaligned bones?
Can you see how this can contribute to some of the health problems we may be facing?
When our lymph does not have the ability to flow freely it eventually will fill up and then eventually block our littleair pockets or sinus areas. This in turn can lead to a whole host of sinus related problems, joint related problems and even weight related problems.
Take a moment to let that sink in for a minute…
How many people do you know that complain from sinus, joint & weight related problems?
Perhaps you yourself are dealing with one of these painful and frustrating issues. Perhaps you may even be taking one or more medications to address these problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a way to safely and naturally drain these cavities without having to take any additional medications that may or may not cause side effects?
Now you can see why a therapy like MLD can come in handy.
A certified massage therapist like myself that is trained and skilled in this discipline knows exactly where all of your lymph nodes are located thru out your body.
Then by a series of gentle, rhythmic massaging of the skin your lymph nodes can be stimulated to open and drain. And please don’t worry…the treatment lasts from 45 minutes to an hour and is very comfortable and even pleasant to experience.
Listen closely to what one of my clients had to say. Tina complained of sinus headaches and sinus pressure for many years. This pressure kept her from getting a full solid 8 hours of sleep. This in turn left her tired and listless all day long. Tina goes on to say:
“I was doubtful that this would work but after one treatment I did feel a difference. I felt my sinuses drain for the first time in a long time. After several treatments I no longer had to use my nose drops all night long to keep me from clogging up. I am also sleeping through the night for the first time in years. Thank you Greg!”
Would you like to hear more of how lymph drainge massage has helped her with her sinus problems?
Finally, please remember while a massage therapist cannot diagnose, treat or claim to cure any disease (Only your doctor can do that) perhaps you too may find some sinus relief as many of my clients have by trying Lymph Drainage Massage Therapy.