Detox Massage

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) massage, AKA “detox massage”  is a massage technique that utilizes gentle, superficial, stroking motions to direct lymphatic fluid through the lymphatic vessels to specific lymphatic nodes where they get filtered and subsequently excreted/eliminated from your body. The anatomical structure of the lymphatic system is such that the lymphatic fluid travels through the vessels/nodes against gravity —> which is why it is important to assist the fluid along!

Why does this even matter to me?

Backup of lymphatic fluid —> swelling (or lymphedema) —> toxins cannot be eliminated from the body —> cells cannot function properly —> dysfunction/disease within the body

Our lymphatic fluid serves to remove toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials from the body so it can be eliminated/excreted, and even more importantly contains white blood cells which are essential for fighting infections. When the lymphatic system is compromised, the immune system is compromised. If left untreated, inflammation and chronic lymphatic congestion can occur contributing to auto-immune conditions.

Common symptoms of a clogged immune system can include:

  1. Swelling in your fingers 
  2. Feeling stiff and sore when you wake up in the morning
  3. Cold hands and feet
  4. Brain fog
  5. Chronic fatigue
  6. Depression
  7. Bloating, constipation, digestive issues, food sensitivities
  8. Excess weight
  9. Allergies, dry or itchy skin 
  10. Sinus infections, increased colds and flu, weakened immunity

What causes a backup?

There can be many causes of a lymphatic “traffic jam” including poor diet, overexposure to toxins (environmentally or voluntarily), lack of sleep, dehydration, stress, emotional trauma, infections, sedentary positions/lack of physical activity, or surgical removal of lymphatic vessels/nodes (common in cancer treatments).   

Benefits of MLD massage:

  • enhances your body’s natural cleansing/filtration system 
  • enhances blood circulation + nutrients/chemicals housed in your blood —> your organs/tissues receive the BF they want/need to function properly —> better oxygen delivery to your tissues —> increased energy
  • decreases swelling/lymphedema and excess fluid retention
  • reduction in edema from upper limbs, chest and back after mastectomy
  • improves immune system function
  • improves bowel movements
  • accelerates recovery from injury and surgery by pushing the “old” inflammation out allowing new healing inflammatory cells in
  • prevention/management of varicose vein symptoms related to circulation stagnation
  • can decrease muscle spasms —> the method of movement relaxes the muscle and drains excessive fluids that are a product of sustained muscle activity (aka spasm)
  • in general, massage has been found to help improve mood and combat anxiety 

Detox Massage Pricing:

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage (60 minutes): $165


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Sabai Studio, Summer Sanders