Lymphatic Massage at Sharratt Chiropractic
The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels running throughout the body and surrounding certain organs. This system’s primary function is to filter out toxins and bacteria from the body, which is made possible by the presence of healthy lymph nodes. The lymph nodes are responsible for producing lymphocytes to perform these ‘cleansing’ tasks.
Unfortunately, certain types of surgeries, injuries, illnesses, diseases like cancer and birth defects require either removal of the lymph nodes or cause some type of damage that hinders their functioning and results in lymphedema. Symptoms often include tenderness, puffiness, increased infections, low energy, headaches, and allergies. Manual lymphatic massage drainage treatments at our Batavia chiropractic clinic can alleviate the discomfort that results from lymph node conditions.
What is Lymphatic Massage?
Developed in Germany in the 1930s, lymphatic massage or manual lymph drainage is the most effective treatment for lymphedema and by far the most natural. These treatments are designed to flush out fluid accumulations that can result after the removal or damage of lymph nodes. Depending on the areas affected, a licensed massage therapist will determine the best course of treatment for your condition with the goal of restoring lymphatic flow and flushing out stagnant lymphatic fluid to reduce symptoms.
Common Conditions Treated with Lymphatic Massage
Manual lymphatic draining can successfully assist with an array of medical conditions related to lymphedema. Some individuals use these treatments as a part of a full body detox regimen while others utilize lymphatic massage to complement complex decongestive therapy. Other benefits of lymph node massage therapy include:
- Regeneration of Tissue
- Reduction in Edema
- Alleviating Fibromyalgia
- Relief of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Aiding Insomnia
- Relieving Constipation
It is estimated that a certified therapist can increase lymph flow volume by up to 20 times with lymphatic massage treatments.
What to Expect During Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatments
These gentle treatments typically last 45-60 minutes depending on the patient’s condition. Our experienced therapist will rub, tap and stroke the skin along the lymphatic system’s structure in an effort to drain the fluids through the proper channels. There are no stimulating effects from lymphatic massage, and most patients actually find them to be rather relaxing. Treatments may be recommended regularly for a few weeks by our chiropractor.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Chiropractor in Batavia Today
Here at Sharratt Chiropractic in Batavia, we proudly offer holistic care including lymphatic massage throughout Fox Valley including the communities of St. Charles, Aurora, Geneva and Sugar Grove. Feel free to contact us anytime online or call 630-406-8088 during business hours to schedule a consultation with our experienced chiropractor, Dr. Sharratt