Lymph Drainage

Do you have that tired worn out feeling? Do you feel as if your body is stuffed full of fluid? Has your immune system been compromised? You may benefit from the detoxifying effects of a lymph drainage treatment.

Our lymph system is an amazing pathway of very delicate networking all throughout the body. The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to drain stagnant fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and foreign substances, and maintain a healthy immune system. It assists with draining toxins and poisons from the system. When there is a back-up, we have swelling and congestion. Unlike the circulatory system which uses the pumping of the heart to circulate blood flow, lymph vessels rely on hundreds of tiny muscular units (lymphagions) contracting throughout the body to propel lymph flow.

What causes improper drainage?

The action of the lymph fluid can be slowed or stopped due to surgery, trauma, burns, infections, substantial swelling, fatigue, stress, or age.

Why would I need assistance with detox?

Now more than ever, our bodies are bombarded with chemicals and poisons in the environment and in our foods. It’s a big enough job to detox our own metabolic wastes, but when the lymph fluid stagnates, fluids, proteins, cells and toxins accumulate, and cellular functioning is significantly comprised.

How does the treatment work?

A very light touch, with gentle compressive movements, assists the proper recirculation of body fluids. While the exact amount of pressure applied depends on the area and the pathology involved, it averages an extremely light five grams or the equivalent weight of a nickel.

How often do I have a lymph treatment?

While treatment may vary, in most cases we suggest starting with weekly sessions, for 3 weeks. Because you will be detoxifying, we begin with a short session of 35-40 min. The second session is increased to 50 min. Finally, by the third session, a person can handle receiving the complete 100 min. session. This third session constitutes a complete lymph treatment. For best results, the first 3 sessions are scheduled no further apart than one each week.

What happens after I’ve done a series of three lymph treatments?

Your trained therapist will assist you in deciding how often you should receive maintenance treatments. In most instances, patients benefit from doing a complete lymph session every 6-8 weeks.

Do you have an upcoming surgery?

If you were to treat the area with lymph sessions prior to and just after surgery, it would drain and heal much faster.

Why is this?

Anytime surgery occurs, there is a disturbance in the lymph system. Treatment restores the vital flow of lymph drainage at this site and surrounding areas. By doing this, you can help create a smooth scar that lays flat and avoids tight, ropey, swollen tissue.

  • Lymph therapists at the Muscle Therapy & Acupuncture Center have been trained by the prestigious Chickly Institute, a leading educator in lymph drainage education, the results may be:
  • Reduction in edemas (swelling) and lymphedemas of many origins
    Relief of chronic and subacute inflammation and conditions such as acne, eczema, and allergies
  • Immune system stimulation for preventive and therapeutic effects
  • Regeneration of tissues (from burns and pre-and post-surgical scarring) and anti-aging effects
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Relief of chronic pain
  • Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, depression, stress, loss of vitality, and loss of memory
  • Antispastic actions to relieve conditions such as voluntary or involuntary muscle hypertonus
  • Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
  • Alleviation of adiposis and cellulite tissue


Who shouldn’t receive a lymph session?

If you have an active infection at the time of the treatment, you will need to reschedule. If you have been sick, but have been on antibiotics for 24-72 hours you can receive a lymph session.

What if I have cancer?

Lymph drainage can be helpful to assist the movement of toxins and assist proper drainage of fluid. The frequency of treatment can vary due to pathology and the timing of individual cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Your trained therapist will help you with this information. Cancer patients require a note or prescription from their physician in order to allow treatment.

What are the costs?

  • 35-40 min. session $40.00
  • 50 min. session $47.00
  • 100 min. session $90.00

Lymph therapists at the Muscle Therapy & Acupuncture Center have been trained by the prestigious Chickly Institute, who is a leading educator in the lymph drainage technique.

Schedule your series of 3 appointments today! Contact us at:
Muscle Therapy & Acupuncture Center (269) 483-7251