Manual and Air Press Lymphatic Drainage
The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy fluid balance in the body. Lymphocytes and other antibodies within the lymphatic fluid defend the body from disease. Lymphatic fluid circulates to cleanse and nourish the body tissues. The lymphatic system is a network of tiny vessels that merge to form larger vessels that connect over 700 small filtering stations called lymph nodes. Lymph nodes vary in size and are grouped into clusters in various parts of the body. The lymphatic system eliminates waste from the body tissues. This includes excess water, proteins, alien viruses and bacteria, dead cells, minerals and fat molecules. These substances are partially neutralized in the lymph nodes. The lymphatic fluid is returned to the blood stream by way of the subclavian veins at the base of the neck. This cleansing is a continual one. An ongoing flow of lymphatic fluid promotes good health, but when a person neglects the basics of good health - exercise, rest and proper diet - the body becomes stressed and the lymphatic system is burdened. This causes the accumulation of toxins and plasma, interfering with the cell nourishment. The immune system becomes depressed and the body's vulnerability to disease increases.
Pressotherapy (Body Styler, Slide Styler, Lymfoven)
Pressotherapy is applied through the use of special boots that go from the waist to the ankles, which exert an ascending and descending pressure throughout the extremities. With a smooth pumping, lymphatic drainage has a stimulating effect and releases toxins which also improves blood circulation. For this reason, the pressotherapy is recommended especially to those who suffer from "heavy legs" or have general circulatory problems.
Since the lymphatic system has no pump, the lymph fluid must rely on the movement of muscles and the diaphram, along with the pulsation of the arteries, in order to circulate properly.
The Lymphatic Drainage therapy can remove blockages in the lymph system and restore proper lymph flow. The revived lymphatic system accelerates metabolism,cleanses the body of accumulated fat, toxins and pollutants, thereby boosts the immune response and generally rejuvenates the body tissues, strengthens the skin. The lymphatic drainage can also help to balance the autonomic nervous system, reduce stress and increase the body´s ability to relax.
The effects of the Lymphatic Drainage are numerous. Generally, it supports the nervous system, smooth muscles, fluid movement in the connective tissues and may have an effect on the immune system (though this has not been proven yet). The Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage stimulates the contraction of lymph vessels (through the pumping and stretching on the lymph vessels). The therapy helps to move the lymph forward and drain the connective tissues.
The Lymphatic Drainage can be utilized in the treatment of many different conditions including:
Primary and Secondary Lymphedema, venous insufficiency, noninfectious inflammatory conditions (e.g. sprains and strains), dermatological conditions, circulatory disturbances, sports injuries, burns, pre- and post- plastic surgery, Lymph edema, edema of the legs, peripheral edema, venous stasis ulcers, stump reduction, upper limb edema, and post-traumatic edema of the extremities. Helps to reduce stress. Is strictly necessary in the intensive weight loss process.
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