At Yao Pure Medicine, we dedicate ourselves to providing the best treatments Chinese and Asian medicine have to offer. Thanks to our years of experience, we are able to provide products and services to improve your health while promoting a more balanced lifestyle. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with their lymphatic system, our Denver bodywork professionals can assist you.
We can perform what is known as lymphatic stimulation to help you deal with your lymphatic system-related issues. To learn more about all our products and how they can help you feel better, call Yao today at (720) 572-1213.
Understanding the Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system is one of the most essential bodily systems. Through this component, part of the circulatory system, we eliminate waste, toxins, and other contaminants. This intricate system is made out of a network of lymphatic vessels that carries a clear liquid known as “lymph” to different parts of the body. Lymph is used by the body to fight off infections. If there are any problems with the lymphatic system, you may experience several health issues.
For instance, lymphadenopathy is a disease where the lymph nodes grow in size and number, which can cause discomfort. People suffering from this disease can experience things such as weight loss, fatigue, difficulty breathing, and other complications. Lymphedema is another type of disease affecting the lymphatic system. This happens when there are obstructions or blockages in the lymphatic nodes. Many times, lymph node blockages occur due to damage caused by surgery.
Lymph node blockages or problems caused within the lymph system can be alleviated by applying lymphatic stimulation. This procedure is also known as lymphatic drainage, and it is performed through massage.
What is Lymphatic Stimulation?
Lymphatic stimulation, as mentioned before, is a type of massage used to promote circulation within the lymphatic system and prevent blockages. You may wonder whether this process is painful or if it has unwanted side effects. You will be relieved to know that lymphatic stimulation is a painless process. You won’t have to worry about feeling excruciating pain. Usually, a lymphatic stimulation or drainage session takes very little time compared to other types of procedures. The duration of the lymphatic drainage can vary depending on your specific situation. A single therapy session can last anywhere from 50 to 60 minutes.
Usually, a bodywork professional will gently rub, tap, or push the area affected by the blockage. Your therapist will then push or massage the area towards the lymph system’s natural structure, increasing lymph flow and reducing the obstruction. Depending on your situation, you may need lymphatic stimulation for several months. In cases of mild blockage, patients may require up to two therapies a day for five days. Keep in mind that this number can increase or decrease depending on your specific situation.
Is Lymphatic Stimulation Good for Everyone?
While lymphatic stimulation is useful for preventing blockages and improving the lymphatic system, it may not be suitable for everyone. Certain people may want to avoid this procedure altogether until they have consulted with their treating physician.
In certain circumstances, lymphatic stimulation can be dangerous. For instance, people who have been through surgery cannot jump into one of these therapies right away. If there is swelling and tenderness or pain in the surgical area, it is recommended that you visit your doctor. Additionally, people who have suffered from infections in the lymphatic system must take care of the infection before attempting a draining massage.
One of the most delicate health issues people may find themselves involved in is cardiac problems. If you or someone you know has suffered from a heart-related issue, such as congestive heart failure, it’d be best to get checked by a doctor or treating physician.
The fact that you suffered from a condition that prevents lymphatic stimulation does not mean that you cannot start with your sessions moving forward. However, we cannot stress enough the importance of getting the green light from your treating physician before attempting this type of massage.
You can get relief from blockage and the symptoms associated with it by receiving a lymphatic stimulation massage from a bodywork professional with the necessary knowledge and skill to help treat your condition.
Get a Lymphatic Stimulation Massage from Our Denver Bodywork Professionals
At Yao Pure Health, our dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable bodywork professionals can perform different techniques to improve your health. In addition to lymphatic stimulation massages, we also offer services such as pre-natal massages, acupuncture, cupping, and other traditional Chinese techniques. Additionally, we offer the best products used in traditional Chinese and Asian cultures. Our philosophy of well-being and balance make us your perfect destination for alternative medicine. To book an appointment or learn about all of our products and how we can help you treat your condition, call us today at (720) 572-1213.