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Perhaps the most under-studied and least understood system in the body is the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs including lymphatic vessels, lymph, lymphatic tissues, the sleep, thymus, tonsils, and bone marrow. It works works in conjunction with the circulatory system helping rid the body of toxins, waste, and other unwanted material by transporting lymph, a fluid containing infection fighting white cells, therefore having vital role in the immune system.
When your lymphatic system is not functioning properly due to congestion, the cells quickly become malnourished creating the ideal environment for diseases to take over. The clear lymph fluids becomes sluggish, or even stagnant changing from water like, to milk, to yogurt, to cottage cheese. When lymphatic circulation slows down, it allows toxins and proteins to to accumulate around the cell, occurring in poor circulation, chronic inflammation to cancer , cellular oxygenation to decrease, tissue regeneration to diminish and further impedance to healthy immune function.
Introducing Assisted Lymphatic Drainage
Assisted Lymphatic Drainage
Assisted Lymphatic Therapy is a gentle, light touch non-invasive technique to stimulate the proper flow and drainage of the lymphatic system. A combination of vibrational, light, and electical waves help to stimulate the flow by causing the dissociation of proteins that have become trapped in the interstitium. When trapped proteins (not to be confused with nutrient proteins) release their bond, the stagnate lymph is liberated and will flow out into its normal filtration and reabsorption channels.
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a technique which uses pressure and motion applied with the hands to help stimulate proper lymphatic fluid flow and drainage. The primary purpose for MLD therapy is to treat lymphedema patients. The therapy is practiced in clinics and hospitals all over the world by certified therapists.
Although MLD has its place, ALT can stimulate the lymph at a greater depth and will enhance lymph flow with far less therapy time. The enhanced stimulation of ALT has provided benefits to many of our clients who experienced limited response from MLD.
How Does It Get Congested?
Stagnation and congestion of the lymphatic system can occur for many reasons including , but not limited to:
Who Can Benefit The Most From Lymphatic Drainage?
Since lymphatic organs plays an important role in the immune system, the proper flow of the lymphatic fluid can positively impact many conditions faced by our clients.
Post-surgical lymphatic drainage is highly recommended by doctors, is the best way to ease swelling, bruising, stiffness and discomfort after surgeries such as liposuction or abdominoplasty. Some patients, if not all experience post-surgical accumulation of liquids beneath the skin tissue that can harden, resulting in fibrosis.
Fibrosis can cause bruising or soreness. Post lymphatic drainage encourages blood flow and lymph to move help relieve this fibrosis.
For most patients, it can speed recovery, ease discomfort, help reduce stress and break up scar tissue. After each session, it is important to drink plenty of water and get up and move around a bit. Most patients feel very relaxed after and might be tempted to lie down, but a bit of movement will increase blood flow and speed up the healing process.
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Our recommendation and ideal number of therapies each individual patient should receive after a liposuction, abdominoplasty or breast augmentation is 10-12 sessions or even more depending of how many areas surgery was performed on. At Ari we will revise your garments , diet plan, exercise movements and monitor your progress to ensure you are healing properly.