Electro-Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is noninvasive, painless and very calming and relaxing.
It is similar to having a light touch massage but instead the certified lymphatic therapist uses an instrument that has two small hand-held wands that are lightly and slowly moved across the body in a specific direction that correlates to the body’s lymphatic flow.
A combination of vibration, light and electrical waves help to stimulate the flow of the lymph by breaking up congested lymph fluid so that it can be released from the body. Think of a jar of water with gelatin that is very thick and gelatinous, which is similar to congested lymph. If you shake the jar the liquid becomes more fluid. The vibration of the instrument works, in the same way, to break up the lymphatic congestion.
Unlike your venous system, your lymphatic system has no pumping mechanism to keep the fluid circulating through the body. Therefore, the lymphatic system is always at a higher risk for blockage. Our lymphatic system is primarily responsible for carrying disease-fighting material to cells attacked by germs, transporting the dead germs away and supplying protein-rich plasma fluid back to the heart. When this system is blocked, we become defenseless against attacks by virus, fungi, and bacteria.
An impaired lymphatic system often results in: Colds, Flu and Sinus Problems, Edema & Excess Water Retention, Heart Disease, Fibrocystic & Tender Breast, Cellulite, Enlarged Prostate, and Cancer.
ELT can stimulate the lymph at a greater depth than Manual Lymphatic Massage and will enhance lymph flow with far less therapy time. Since lymphatic organs play an important role in the immune system, the proper flow of the lymphatic fluid can have a positive impact on many conditions.