How does LNR work?
Our body’s lymphatic system is what helps to remove waste and toxins from the body. It’s kind of like a built-in garbage disposal. When the pipes become clogged, that’s when fluid builds up which can cause issues in your body. Here’s where a Lymphatic Drainage session can help you “un-clog” the pipes and gently help move lymph fluids around.
The Lymph Node Release Technique stimulates the lymph nodes, pushing the lymph towards the heart. This movement encourages the lymph to return to the bloodstream, which is then filtered by the kidneys and flushed out via urination.
Possible benefits from Lymphatic Drainage?
Here’s what you can expect when getting a Lymphatic Drainage:
Lymphatic Drainage has some similarities as well as some differences when compared to other bodywork modalities.
Let’s start with the similarities. As with other treatments, the session is done on a table. During the session, the client is worked on supine. The client is fully draped, only the section that is being worked on is uncovered. The client as always has the final say in what is done during the treatment.
Now for differences. Notably, there is a large difference in the format and pressure. There is no lotion. The area worked on is from the top of the head to the tip of the toes. The lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump, it’s moved by breathing and muscle contraction. Lymphatic Drainage directs the fluid into the nodes to aid the filtration process. It does this by manually creating negative pressure causing the fluid to move by suction. In order to create this vacuum the body is worked on in a precise format. You will always start supine, the chest is always done first, then the shoulders, neck and so on. The strokes are very short in duration with a slight stretch of the skin. The pressure is light touch since the lymph capillaries are in the skin and changing the pressure in the upper most part of the system will stimulate the whole system.