Lymphatic Massage for Women
Applied Lymphology improves the benefits of treatments when using Lymphatic massage.
Applied Lymphology treatments provide an integrative approach to treating the lymph system of the body. Treatments combine clinical knowledge of the lymph, blood, circulatory systems, and neurology function when we are healthy and when organs or tissues are congested. Our diagnostic skills bring together in-depth knowledge of over 30 years clinic experience with the knowledge of how a healthy body functions to create the necessary treatment specific for the needs of each woman. Our experience and practice through years has benefited many women through our integrative approach to wellness and Applied Lymphatic Massage treatment.
As your healthcare team; we work with you, consult with your doctor as needed to create a comprehensive treatment plan for your specific healthcare needs. We bring together experience and background of supportive clinical and professional knowledge, to respond to what will be best for you.
We offer quality care, expert experience especially in the arena of breast care. And all that with a big dose of TLC!
Applied Lymphology massage treatments for Women
What to Expect
Gently movements applied to the lymph system frees the cells from toxins and congestion, and allow them to feel like they are breathing fully again, while decreasing pain and swelling.
During the first session the lymph congestion will be evaluated and a treatment plan will be determined.
The length of each session depends on the toxicity and degree of congestion of the patient. They may take as little as 20 minutes to more than 1 hour. The patient’s capacity to deal with the elimination of toxins is an important factor to be considered.
Specialized treatments to eliminate congestion in the breast tissue are safely and effectively applied by Dr. Ani Palmo who has more than 30 years of experience in this field.
The number of session depends on the patients responds to the treatment. Usually it takes only a few sessions to see great result. Most of the patients see and feel a difference already after the first treatment.
Length of a Session
20 minutes to more than 1 hour
Cost of a Session
Cost of 1st Consultation, evaluation and treatment: $ 150 to 300 (sliding scale)
Cost of the treatment sessions: $ 75 – $ 150 (sliding scale)
There are a few conditions where lymph drainage is not recommended such as chronic heart and kidney conditions and any acute bacterial or viral infections such as the flu or a cold. But basically any chronic condition may benefit from these treatments.
Below is just a small list of conditions.
|Conditions which Benefits From Lymphatic Massage|
Any chronic illnesses
Decubitus Ulcers (bedsores)
Immune System depression
|Pre and post surgical
Tired & Slack Tissue
Stress of any kind
Swollen Feet or arms
Swollen and/or painful breasts
Lymph – The Forgotten Fluid
By Dr. Ani Samten Palmo DC, NHD
Our body is made up of trillions of single cells. Our skin is holding together our body
which is a reservoir filled with fluid that contains all the cells that make up the different
systems. Everything inside the skin is living in an underwater environment. The cells and
organs are literally floating in fluids. These fluids are called lymph fluid, cerebral spinal
fluid, and blood.
Stress of any kind has a profound effect on the body through the nervous system.
Anything from physical, environmental, and emotional stresses, acute or chronic, positive
or negative are detrimental to us. Stress activates the sympathetic nervous system and
deactivates the parasympathetic nervous system. These two systems are part of the
overall nervous system and help the body to adjust quickly to changes occurring in the
internal and external environment. They also help to control the body’s metabolism. All
our internal body functions, from digestion to breathing, from circulation to tissue
formation are controlled by the autonomic nervous system. The more stress and worries
we have, the less our internal body can function properly. Stress slows down the
metabolism, which then creates toxins in the tissues and congestion on a cellular level.
To simplify the whole picture just imagine a wonderful mountain stream. Little creeks
flow from the stream to keep the entire area beautiful. As the water flows downstream,
oxygen and nutrients keep the mountain streams healthy and filled with fish and plant
life. Imagine now a beaver building a dam, backlogging the creek. Eventually a pond is
formed and the water becomes stagnant. Algae will grow in abundance, diminishing the
oxygen content in the water. The fish and water plants will get sick and eventually perish.
This beautiful pond will end up as a dead body of water and will become a breeding
ground for many diseases.
What happens in nature also happens within our bodies. If the fluid between the cells
gets congested and polluted, pain, tiredness, and disease will follow. The function of the
lymph system is to nourish the cells, to clean the interstitial fluid (or the spaces between
the cells) from any debris and proteins such as dead cells, and to carry vital information
to the cells. If the lymph becomes stagnant, cells will die and tissue necrosis sets in. Dr.
Arthur C. Guyton wrote, in his Textbook of Medical Physiology, the following, “Removal
of proteins from the interstitial spaces is an absolutely essential function without which
we would die within about twenty-four hours.” This is the responsibility of the lymph
system. It is indeed very important as it keeps our body alive and running.
Let us take a closer look at this essential system. The lymph system consists of the
spleen, thymus tonsils, lymph nodes, lymph vessels, and the lymph fluid. About eighty
percent of our total body fluid is lymph fluid and can be found between each and every
cell. The lymph fluid is compromised of plasma proteins such as white blood cells,
hormones, enzymes, lipoproteins, and red blood cells as well as debris, dead cells, foreign
substances such as dust, dyes, air pollution, oxygen, and carbon dioxide, and long chain
fatty acids. As this fluid flows freely between the cells, it supplies oxygen and nutrients
to the cells and eliminates debris, dead cells, and other waste from the cellular area. The
lymph system is the major supplier of nutrients and oxygen to the cell and acts as a
sanitation department at the same time.
The lymph nodes, mostly located in the neck, axillary, groin, and abdominal area, work
as lymph filters. They protect the most vital areas of the body from invasions of viruses,
bacteriae and other pathogens. After the lymph fluid has been cleansed, it flows from the
nodes through the lymph vessels into the bloodstream. The blood then carries the lymph
into the liver and the kidneys where the waste can be eliminated. The dead red blood
cells are carried into the spleen for extra iron storage.
The body has several pathways to expel waste. Elimination occurs through the skin,
kidneys, lungs, and colon. If any one of the pathways is compromised, the others need to
take over the extra work. Constipation, stress, lung issues, smoking, liver stress from
alcohol and drugs, malnutrition from a bad diet, to mention just a few, will place extra
stress onto those elimination systems
Injuries to the tissues, either accidental or through surgery, present large challenges to the
lymphatic system. As the body fights tissue damage and an invasion of foreign debris, an
inflammatory reaction occurs. This is a normal response, as the body works hard to
protect itself from further injuries. The area gets clogged with dead cells and often the
lymphatic system is overwhelmed. Slow healing wounds, chronic swelling, and bad
scars are a direct result of such inflammatory reactions. Tissue congestion decreases the
oxygen and nutrient availability to the cells. This results in pain, weakness, and loss of
cellular function. The area of involvement becomes a great breeding ground for many
chronic and debilitating illnesses. Of course, such incidences add much stress to the
Our thoughts and emotions, positive and negative, have a direct effect on the autonomic
nervous system, and effect the normal function the body. The more emotional stress and
worries we have, the less our internal body can properly functioning. Stress slows down
the metabolism and the immune system, which then creates toxins in the tissues and
congestion on a cellular level.
What can be done to decrease and eliminated the detrimental effects of these stresses? A
very specialized form of therapy called lymphatic drainage or applied lymphology can
help the body to clear the congested areas and improve the nutrient and oxygen supplies
to the cells. Injured tissues will heal much more quickly and with fewer complications.
Pain levels decrease an often can be eliminated.
Applying lymphatic drainage before and after surgical intervention will improve the
outcome tremendously. The patient will have a faster recovery time with less pain, less
complications, and better results. The treatment itself is very relaxing as well. Part of the
treatment is done manually, and sometimes a special light beam is used in the application
of lymphatic therapy; this helps to break down the accumulation of dead cells.
Lymph drainage is beneficial in any conditions where there is tissue congestions from
acute or past injuries and scars and wound that have never healed properly. Post surgical
conditions such as removal of lymph nodes especially after breast surgery. New
pathways can be developed through this work and swelling of arms can be decreased and
often totally eliminated.
Lymph drainage is extremely beneficial for women who suffer from monthly swelling of
their breasts. This is also due to congestion in the breast tissue. If the estrogen in the
breast tissue is not eliminated through the lymph system it causes tissue corrosion due to
the hormone break down within the breast tissue. Chronic tissue damage is a well known
cause of breast cancer. There is much so much suffering too many woman endure on a
monthly basis with symptoms of swollen and painful breasts that can be eliminated.
On the other side, it is know that in men with prostate issues the lymph nodes in the groin
area are affected. By keeping the tissue clean from congestion many prostate issues can
be eliminated and prevented also.
There are a few conditions where lymph drainage is not recommended such as chronic
heart and kidney conditions and any acute bacterial or viral infections such as the flu or a
Almost all chronic conditions may benefit from applied lymphtic massage treatments.
To find out How we can help you, call us at 707-829-6893 and make an appointment for a consultation.