Fort Collins Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is an “innovative” (1) light touch hands-on method of lymphatic drainage which may be performed while the client is clothed.
Lymph Drainage Therapists work with flat hands and simulate wave-like movements while applying very gentle and subtle pressure. LymphWorks therapists are able to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of lymph flow anywhere in the body in addition to facilitating alternative pathways for draining body fluid stagnations.
Lymph Drainage Therapy is not lymph massage, it is more than a massage. It is considered a manual therapy technique. There is no lotion involved in this technique. Because of how unique this technique is, there are unique things to consider when receiving this work.
Lymph Drainage TherapySM has been called, "A Hidden Key to Health and Longevity" (1) because results of LDT are detoxification of the whole body, reduction of swelling, immune system stimulation, as well as deep relaxation and pain relief.
This technique is so potent in stimulating the body’s natural healing response and removal of toxins from your tissues that only a 30 minute session of Lymph Drainage Therapy is usually recommended for new clients.
Lymph Drainage Therapy can be a treatment itself or integrated into a session with other types of massage or energy healing techniques. The most common therapy used with LDT is myofasical release to the close relationship the two systems have.
At LymphWorks, when Lymph Drainage Therapy is used in conjunction with Therapeutic Massage we call is Lymphatic Massage. Although the massage therapy isn't needed as a Lymph Drainage Therapy session can be performed on the entire body and all it's layers including skin, fascia, muscles, joints, organs and other systems!
LymphWorks therapist facilitates Lymph Drainage Therapy of a neck and clavicle area.
LymphWorks therapist facilitates Lymph Drainage Therapy of a client's liver.
Lymph Drainage Therapy was developed by Bruno Chikly, MD DO of the Chikly Health Institute. A similar technique, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is another type of lymphatic drainage technique you may hear about in the United States and Europe. In Europe, the stimulation of lymph flow is commonly prescribed by medical doctors and covered by insurance.
(1) Chikly, Bruno, http://chiklyinstitute.org/ldt/applications.htm, Chikly Health Institute, 2009.
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