The lymphatic system is a complex network of glands, vessels, and nodes filled with fluids. The system is the “information highway” of the immune system and affects every organ and cell in the body. While we don’t see or feel it, the lymph system plays the critical role of detoxing by tackling both body waste and environmental toxins.
Sometimes, the lymph can get blocked and become sluggish. Some of the factors that can lead to sluggishness include hormonal imbalances, stress, lack of physical exercises, environmental toxins, constipation, injuries, poor nutrition, and aging.
When the lymphatic system is clogged, your body will struggle to eliminate toxins. As a result, the immune system can weaken, leading to accumulation of fatty deposits, chronic pain, edema, and cellulite (lymph lumps). Poor lymphatic flow can also lead to:
- Pneumonia and bronchitis
- Colds and tonsillitis
- Sinus and ear infections
- Swollen eyes, ankles, and glands
- Chronic sinusitis
The lymphatic system does not rely on a pump organ to eliminate waste from the lymph glands. Instead, it moves the waste through the contraction and relaxation of the joints and muscles. Bio-electric lymphatic drainage (BLED) therapy can unblock and remove toxins from the body naturally through the lymphatic system.
How Does Electric Lymphatic Drainage Work?
At our Palm Harbor lymphatic drainage center, we use negative ions to loosen waste from the body cells and, in turn, improve lymph and blood flow. This is a gentle, physio-procedure that can be done in an hour for both restorative and preventive benefits. The noninvasive procedure is relaxing like a massage but has more health benefits as it allows your body to heal itself.
Our lymphatic drainage in Palm Harbor involves the use of a light beam generator to remove stagnant, sticky lymphatic fluid out of the body through natural channels. The therapy improves circulation in the body and restores healthy balance by releasing proteins, accumulated fluids, and toxins between the cells.
Undergoing lymphatic drainage therapy regularly accelerates detoxification and improves your lymphatic fluid flow. As a result, you will experience more vitality and get relief from aches and pains. The therapy also helps to alleviate swellings caused by various conditions, fibrotic conditions, edema, flu, and colds.
After undergoing electric lymphatic therapy, your body will absorb medications and nutriceuticals better, which will decrease the dosages needed. Lymphatic therapy is much more effective than manual therapy.
Difference between MLD and ELT
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a physiotherapy technique that involves applying pressure with the hands to stimulate the lymphatic system and make the fluids flow better. In many cases, MLD is recommended for treating patients with lymphedema.
While the benefits of MLD cannot be denied, ELT works much better and faster. MLD therapy could take 4 to 5 hours while ELT therapy could take only one hour. Patients who do not experience significant results from MLD can benefit from ELT.
How Often Should You Undergo ELT?
You can undergo lymphatic treatments as frequently as you wish for relaxation, prevention of illnesses, and improvement of your overall health. For additional benefits, you can combine the therapy with body wraps and colon hydrotherapy. The combination is more effective in decongesting toxins and enabling your body to eliminate them easily.
However, if you have some pre-existing conditions, you should speak to your doctor before undergoing a Palm Harbor electric lymphatic drainage session.