Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Electro Lymphatic Drainage: What is it and How does it help promote health?

It is a very exciting time for Healthy Being, LLC. We have moved into a larger space (425 33rd Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33704, 727-50-BEING) that affords us the opportunity to continue our retail business and expand upon our natural health and wellness services. Apart from our nutritional consultations, hormone balancing and enzyme therapies, we now offer lymphatic therapy through an electronic lymphatic drainage machine.

At first read it may appear that our new service might be invasive or painful, but it is not. In fact, we do not even tough your skin. We use a wand that emits a frequency level that helps your body's lymph system get moving. The wand is moved back and forth just over your skin and communicates to the therapist areas where your lymph system is congested. The therapist then focuses on the areas where you might be more congested- sometimes near the arm pits under the breast, ankles/feet.

Frequency therapy and science now shows that the body responds to certain frequencies in a way that allows a natural health professional to clear lymph congestion, reduce fibrocystic conditions and promote overall wellness.

Personally, I have used lymphatic drainage a few years back when I had a very severe case of mono. Quite literally, my lymph glands were so swollen I thought I had a tumor. After one treatment, I felt amazing and was able to notice a major change to the size and feel of the swollen lymph gland/node. I attribute my quicker recovery to supporting my lymphatic system to help clear out cellular waste and allow my body to fight the virus that was wreaking havoc on my body.

The reason why I was exposed to lymphatic drainage was through my colonic practitioner in Boston. The root of our immune system in truly rooted in the gut and intestines. I felt that if I could cleanse my gut, I would be better able to absorb nutrients that would allow me to repair my immune system.

Lymphatic Drainage has many of the same health benefits as Colonic Irrigation. While the colon's role is to clear the body of waste products that have passed through the stomach and intestines, the role of the lymphatic system is to clear the waste products that accumulate in the cells and muscles of the body. The Lymphatic System is also responsible for fighting infection and keeping the body healthy.
No matter how good we are , day after day we pump toxins into our body through poor diet, alcohol, a polluted environment and a stressful lifestyle.


What is Lymph?
Lymph is a clear fluid that circulates throughout the body, cleaning away all the dead cells, bacteria and toxins. The Lymphatic System is like a team of garbage collectors, filtering out, gathering up and taking all the unnecessary waste we accumulate in our bodies in everyday life. It is the key to a healthy immume system.
The lymph moves around the body in an extensive network of capillaries and this pathway must be kept clean and free flowing to work efficiently. As a sluggish river accumulates pools of stagnant water that act as a breeding ground for bacteria and disease, likewise, if the Lymphatic System becomes sluggish, Lymph can remain stagnant in problem areas, causing inflamation and pain.
The Lymphatic System mirrors the blood circulatory system but is twice the size and has more than 600 nodes situated throughout the body. However, unlike the blood system, the Lymphatic System has no pump and therefore needs help to keep the Lymph fluid moving. Regular exercise will help maintain the flow, but congestion can occur in areas as a result of toxic overload, lack of exercise, improper diet, infection or injury.
When this happens, the build up will cause inflammation and pain.
Skipping, trampoline and body brushing are all good ways of stimulating flow of Lymph but sometimes it is necessary to use additional cleansing techniques.

How do I know I have a lymph problem?

There are many physical signs of congestion in the Lymphatic System that can benefit significantly by improving Lymph circulation. Some of these include:

  • Water Retention, particularly in ankles or fingers, indicating fluid congestion
  • General muscle aches and pains or a stiff neck, often as a result of sprains or whiplash
  • Cellulite and weight problems
  • Breast lumpiness
  • Post surgery tissue congestion, scar formation or stretch marks
  • Skin problems such as acne
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Fibromyalgia
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Fibromyalgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Breathing problems, such as asthma or sinusitis
  • Stress, headaches and migranes
  • Immune system problems
  • Glucoma

  • Breathing problems, such as asthma or sinusitis
  • Stress, headaches and migranes
  • Immune system problems
  • Glucoma

  • How does Lymphatic Drainage work?
    There are two types of technique for Lymphatic Drainage
    Manual Massage
    This has been around for several years and is a deep tissue massage treatment that increases lymphatic flow and therefore very helpful in elimination of waste and toxins.
    Electronic Therapy
    This is a newer treatment that is based on Quantum Physics, using electric energy to not only stimulate the flow but by creating a negative energy charge , which helps break up protein clusters that can cause blockages and clog up the Lymphatic System.
    Whilst working on the Lymph, the treatment also stimulates the blood flow and helps prevent the blood cells from sticking together. Oxygen and nutrients can therefore be delivered to the body tissues more effectively.
    What is the difference between these two techniques?
    Electronic therapy has a number of very clear benefits over manual massage:
    • It can reach areas that manual massage cannot reach. The major components of the lymphatic system occur in areas protected by bony structure, such as the upper chest area. Electronic thereapy vibrates and stimulates the lymph nodes under the bone structure, which cannot be achieved manually.
    • It can treat areas that would normally be too painful for manual massage such as ME and Fibromyalga . Electronic therapy stimulates the Lymph without putting pressure on the muscles.
    • It can generate quicker results than manual massage because it provides immediate blockage relief in the key Lymph nodes. If these nodes are blocked, then the Lymph will not drain away properly. For many conditions, Electronic Therapy will achive as much in one session as in several manual massage sessions.

    The equipment I use is the lymph star pro. It has adjustable strengths that are individualized for each client based on their body and needs.

    The number of treatments required will vary depending on the severity of the condition. In more severe cases, it is recommended to have treatments 2-3 times a week, reducing down to once a month. Treatment times will also vary, an average session will normally take 30-60 minutes.

    Healthy Being Natural Health Services offers 3 different packages:

    1.30 minute lymphatic drainage $35

    2. 60 minute lymphatic drainage $75

    3. Lymph Plus package: 30 minute lymphatic drainage + 24 min detox foot bath $70 (savings of $5)

    We welcome all visitors to our store. If you are looking for natural, organic skin care, products for your pets, natural baby diapers and ointments and high quality supplements and vitamins in the tampa Bay area, please stop by. We have a unique wellness boutique and an environment that is relaxing, soothing and peaceful. We even offer free tea and free Wi-Fi.

    Healthy Being Wellness Boutique & Natural Health Services.

    425 33rd Ave N.

    St. Petersburg, FL 33714

    We are located right behind the subway. We share the same parking lot with subway.

    Call us at 727-50-BEING or email us:

    *We can special order many items for our clients, if we do not carry it, let us know and we'll make arrangements so that we can offer you the best products.

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