Lymphatic system fluid removes waste and toxins from bodily tissues. Lymphatic system massage can benefit people with certain health conditions, including stress. –Lora Shipman
As a healing solution, massage therapy is in its infancy. Vibrational lymphatic therapy (VLT) is a lymphatic system massage that utilizes whole-body vibration to promote lymph drainage.
Lymphatic system massage was first developed in Germany for post-surgical patients following lymph nodes removal. Medical professionals quickly learned lymphatic massage therapy could relieve the symptoms of fluid-buildup in radiation patients. VLT can also reduce swelling and pain.
Lymphatic System Massage for Wellness
Palm Harbor healing instructors at East West Healing Solutions are trained in massage services for stress-reduction. Vibrational lymphatic therapy is a massage treatment that can deliver solutions for:
- Breastfeeding difficulty
- Cold/flu recovery
- Circumvents pain signals to/from the brain
- Relaxes painful muscles, ligaments/tendons
- Unclogs blocked/swollen lymph vessels
- Weight loss
- Loosens tight muscles for peak physical performance so you can exercise better and more often
- Reduces effects of cortisol, the stress hormone that can cause you to overeat
Vibrational Lymphatic Therapy for Celebrities – And You
Detoxing your body using VLT massage is trending among celebrities. From 350-pound athletes to movie stars, VLT has proven to be a wellness therapy treatment of which you’ll want to take advantage. You don’t have to live in Hollywood or New York City to receive the benefits of this massage therapy.
How to Prepare for Your VLT Treatment
Your massage professional will explain how often you should schedule your lymphatic massage treatment. Depending on your symptoms and requirements, you may need VLT every 3-4 months throughout the year.
Don’t schedule any heavy-duty activities the day of your vibrational lymphatic therapy. Many people calendar that day as a “relaxing” day when possible.
It isn’t necessary, but you may receive enhanced benefits when you prepare for your VLT. Be sure to consult your massage therapist prior to these exercises.
Here are 5 prep-steps to take that day:
- Arms – To prepare your underarm, cup palm under armpit. Gently “pump” the palm upwards. Repeat/other arm. To prepare your upper arm, rest your right arm on a table/armrest. Put your right hand’s middle 2 fingers inside your upper-left arm, just below the shoulder. Slowly/gently slide fingers toward the outside of your upper arm. Wrap right hand around the outside of your left upper arm then slide hand back, toward the inside of your arm.
- Chest – Place right palm on left side of upper-chest. Gently push/slide hand upward and over collarbone. When skin feels tight, release and repeat using left palm/right side.
- Legs – Put right hand inside left thigh near groin. Place left hand on buttock. Gently stretch the skin by moving the hand upward inside left thigh toward outside. Repeat for above-knee. Switch legs/repeat. Lower leg: Put hand on shin and other hand on back of calf. Gently/slowly stretch skin upward. Continue down to ankle. Switch legs.
- Neck – Put middle and index fingers on both sides of neck above collarbone. Gently/slowly slide fingers inward toward collarbone. Next, put palms of both hands on each side of neck below ears. Gently/slowly move hands down/up. Finally, place both palms on back of neck near hairline. Gently/slowly bring hands together in a sliding motion; move skin down the neck toward spine.
- Shoulder – Rest right arm on armrest/table. Place right palm flat against upper-right chest. Place left hand on right shoulder. Massage by moving over back of shoulder, upwards toward neck. Repeat using opposite shoulder/hand.
Palm Harbor Yoga Studio offers VLT
Vibrational lymphatic therapy not only delivers relaxation and feel-good effects but also gives your skin the glow of good health. You are healthier following VLT massage!
We apply targeted vibrational lymphatic therapy to relieve symptoms of:
- Cosmetic skin repair
- Digestive issues
- Skin disorders