Your lymphatic system aids in the maintenance of your body's fluid balance. Your lymph nodes, which are small bean-shaped structures located in your neck, underarm, chest, abdomen, and groin, are responsible for filtering out debris in your body. This debris is comprised of water, proteins, waste products, and cell remnants, and is referred to as lymph. When damage occurs to your lymph nodes, lymph cannot be properly filtered out, causing a condition called lymphedema. A lypmphatic drainage massage aims to release the lymph and move it throughout the body's tissue. This is done by our licensed massage therapists applying light pressure to the body through gliding, stretching, and cupping motions.
Why get a lymphatic drainage massage?
Having a healthy, functioning lymphatic system is imperative to a healthy body and life. Not only does it regulate your body's fluids, your lymphatic system helps fight off cancer cells and other harmful bacteria that can cause infections. At Hiller Chiropractic, we believe in the importance of a lymphatic drainage massage for many reasons. This gentle massage can help with:
- Sinus congestion
- Sleep disorders
- Chronic pain
- And much more
How does it differ from other massage therapies?
A lymphatic drainage massage is different from other more traditional massages such as Swedish and Deep Tissue because it's focused on moving the lymph around the body, rather than focusing on just one muscle group or area to relieve pain or tightness. In Swedish or Deep Tissue massage, varying pressure is applied to the body, whereas light, low-intensity strokes are given in a lymphatic drainage massage to increase the pump rate of the lymphatic system. Our professional therapists provide effective lymphatic drainage massage therapy to improve your overall quality of life.
Call or contact Hiller Chiropractic today to schedule your lymphatic drainage massage with our fully licensed massage therapists.