Andie has received extensive Lymphatic Drainage training in both Vodder and Chickly techniques and has achieved both state and national certification to perform Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD/C). Andie does not use machines or electronic therapy systems so your session will always include Andie’s full personal attention.
Your Lymphatic System
(and why it is more important than you might think)
While the circulatory system is an extensive network of vessels for transporting nutrition and oxygen-rich blood to the cells, the lymphatic system is an equally extensive network designed to transport toxin and other cellular waste away from the cells.
Unlike the circulatory system which has the heart to circulate the blood, the lymphatic system must rely on a system of vessel contractions, one-way valves and external vessel compression from normal body movements to keep fluids moving. Lymphatic fluid consisting of plasma, toxins and cellular waste are passively moved upwards from the body to the neck. Along the way, wastes and toxins are removed from the lymphatic fluid by lymph nodes before cleaned plasma is dumped back into the blood stream at the neck.
Without a dedicated pump, the lymphatic system is more susceptible to areas of fluid stagnation, congestion or blockages. If lymphatic movement is restricted, excess waste builds up in tissues causing swelling, fatigue and increased risk of infection. Lymphatic systems compromised by injury, surgery or other trauma are more susceptible to chronic fluid stagnation (Lymphedema).
Lymphatic massage can play a role in maintaining a healthy immune system by clearing blockages and assisting with proper lymphatic drainage. Also known as Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, lymphatic massage is a hands-on technique using a light touch that clients find very pleasurable and deeply relaxing. During a massage, trained therapists can detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of lymphatic flow. From there they can use their hands to map the vessels to assess the direction of lymphatic circulation, areas of stagnation, and the best alternative pathways for draining lymph and other body fluids. In essence, lymphatic therapy helps circulate body fluids, stimulate functioning of the immune system, and balance the autonomic nervous system.
Pricing – Single Therapy Session
- 1 Hour Session… $110
- 75 Minute Session… $125
Pricing – Packages
- Pre-purchase a five session package of 60 minute sessions for $100 each ($500 for all five massages)
- Pre-purchase a five session package of 75 minute sessions for $115 each ($575 for all five massages)