Massage And Lymphatic Drainage: Massage Therapy in Gig Harbor

Massage And Lymphatic Drainage:
Massage Therapy in Gig Harbor

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With technology moving forward and humans spreading all their knowledge freely and to a large population, people are getting more and more aware of different methods and fields in healthcare, as well as, types of healthcare.

While some of the healthcare methods and types are fairly new, most are centuries old but due to lack of propagating tools were forced to remain hidden gems accessed by few.

That isn’t the case anymore, people have access to both the knowledge of and treatment from different methods and types of healthcare.

Massage therapy in Gig Harbor (MT) is one ancient but made newly available healthcare method.

It dates back thousands of years and is one of the most ancient methods of pain relief.

MT refers to the manipulation of soft tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and skin) of the body using pressure, and usually hands.

There are a lot of benefits to MT, such as:

  • Rehabilitate sports injuries.
  • Address anxiety and depression
  • Aid general wellness.
  • Reducing muscle tension and stiffness
  • Relieving muscle spasms
  • Increasing joint and limb flexibility and range of motion
  • Increasing ease and efficiency of movement
  • Promoting feelings of well-being
  • Promoting deeper and easier breathing
  • Improving blood circulation and movement of lymph
  • Relieving tension-related headaches and eyestrain
  • Improving mental awareness and alertness generally
  • Promoting faster healing of soft tissue injuries
  • Reducing pain and swelling related to injuries
  • Enhancing health and nourishment of skin
  • Improving posture by changing tension patterns that affect posture
  • Reducing emotional or physical stress and reducing anxiety
  • Increasing awareness of the mind-body connection.
  • Reducing the formation of scar tissue following soft tissue injuries
  • Relieving points of tension and overall stress; inducing relaxation

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Lymphatic Drainage in Gig Harbor WA

One of the benefits of MT, as mentioned earlier, is the movement of lymph. A massage treatment at Fox Chiropractic Wellness Center called lymphatic drainage.

Lymphatic drainage refers to the manual massage technique that works on the lymphatic system, to stimulate it to work quickly, moving the lymph to the lymph nodes.

The aim is to accelerate the process of removing the accumulated liquid between the cells and their catabolic residues so that they are eliminated.

Now some health conditions cause a build-up of lymph fluid, which further worsens that issue or causes a whole new health condition to develop. Examples include lymphedema, swelling, edema, migraines, etc.

So, it is very important to drain your lymph.

Draining the lymph has a lot of benefits but the following benefits are for lymphatic drainage for the lower body:

  • Improved circulation
  • Better skin condition
  • Increased immunity
  • Reduce puffiness and blotchiness
  • Speed up healing of scar tissues
  • Reduce cellulite
  • Reduce water retention by the body
  • Weight loss with increased metabolism
  • Helps the body fight off infections

Lymphatic drainage is the flushing out of the toxins from our body system and drinking a lot of water daily, running for even just 15 mins daily, dry brushing, swimming, lymphatic tapping helps manage lymph node drainage.

Now, go book an appointment with your nearest licensed Gig Harbor Massage therapist and get draining.

(While this method is great, gentle, and relaxing it can be unsuitable for pregnant patients or people with certain health conditions, so do check with your physician).

Happy healing!


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Fox Chiropractic
Wellness Center

3715 56th Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
P: (253) 851-5138
F: (253) 853-4972