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Lymphatic Drainage as a Boost to the Immune System!

Lymphatic Drainage as a Boost to the Immune System!

Liz Olivas LMT, CLT

In these times, we are all looking for ways to boost the capacity of our immune system.   Consider the option of a Lymphatic Drainage series.   It can help your immune system function more efficiently and keep toxic waste and a minimum in your body.  Through the hands on and laser techniques and skin brushing,   it has been discovered that the lymphatic system can be stimulated, to do a better job.   In Lymphatic Drainage we work to support, encourage, relax the skin and free up the lymphatic system so it can cleanse your tissues more effectively and more rapidly.   

Lymphatic Drainage helps the immune system by clearing the way.  Think of a hallway filled with trash, you have to move the trash out of the way to pass through the hallway.   This is exactly how Lymphatic Drainage functions in your body, it cleans the hallways ( Tissue Fluids) of waste which allows the Immune system to more efficiently do its job.

 A 5 or 10 Day Series of Lymphatic Treatments is the Ultimate Detox 

A single lymphatic treatment is effective in moving surface fluids.  A series of treatments propels the fluids to flow more easily, which allows a deep cleanse of tissue fluids throughout the body and around the organs.   When the fluids are softened by the skin technique of Lymphatic Drainage they can be accepted by the very tiny lymphatic vessels which move more easily and start pumping wasteful fluids more rapidly.   Where does all this fluid and waste go?  It is voided out of your body when you go to the bathroom!   In fact most people find they urinate more, as waste moves from your skin through the system. 

The Lymphatic is a filtering system, it takes unwanted substances out of the bloodstream and breaks down toxic substance in lymph nodes, and the extra fluid is then removed. Your body holds 600 to 800 Lymph Nodes, these are each a filtering station. Lymph nodes are also repositories of B cells, T cells.  When they are stimulated into action, your  body has plenty of opportunities to cleanse.   Lymphatic Drainage helps it along! 

Hands on Lymphatic Technique, is very relaxing, and removes contractions from skin and tissue.  It frees up lymphatic capillaries that may be caught up in tense tissues.  Laser therapy can help stimulate the lymphatic system.  Combinations of both techniques are optimal!  

Lymphatic Skin Brushing

Lymphatic Skin Brushing

By Liz Olivas “Indeed, the skin is a powerful interface between the mind, the body, and the external world”  Bernadine Healy, M.D. Lymphatic Skin Brushing is an incredibly relaxing self care technique as well as being detoxifying and stimulating to your immune system and your greater health.  The repetitive rhythmic strokes will work on so… Continue Reading

How does Lymph Fluid Balance Oil help your lymphatic system?

Lymph Fluid Balance Oil consists of 3 key organic essential oils in an organic coconut oil base,  that have amazing blood purifying and detoxifying properties*. Top components of Grapefruit, Geranium and Frankincense are the terpentenes in essential oils that act like “hit men” contracted to wipe out free radicals by scavenging them in your body.… Continue Reading

Ortho-Bionomy: A Non Invasive Approach to Reducing Pain and Allowing Fluid Movement.  Liz Olivas LMT, CLT  Registered Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy

Ortho-Bionomy: A Non Invasive Approach to Reducing Pain and Allowing Fluid Movement. Liz Olivas LMT, CLT Registered Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy

Learning to practice as an Ortho-Bionomist and a Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist has been an interesting journey.   Ortho-Bionomy (OB) has taught me how to work with the body in a three dimensional manner. OB triggers a self corrective reflex, with the goal being to facilitate a process that is natural to the body, one of… Continue Reading

Breast Health: From a Lymphatic Point of View By Liz Olivas BFA, MT, CLT, RIOB, Owner

Breast Health: From a Lymphatic Point of View By Liz Olivas BFA, MT, CLT, RIOB, Owner

Preventative healthcare has become a deep rooted concept in our culture. As a Certified Lymphatic Therapist for over twenty five years, I have treated hundreds of women and some men, who have had symptoms that were secondary to breast cancer treatment.  As a result, I have often dreamed of a practice that was preventative, one… Continue Reading

Working with Tuning Forks: It’s a Vibrational Thing!

By Beverly Dowle LMT, LLCC It’s a vibrational thing! Tuning forks are a profound vehicle for transformation through sound and vibration. I was initially introduced to tuning forks in 2003.  At that time, I was studying Acutonics®.  Acutonics® is an energy based treatment which uses acupuncture points as its base.  Tuning forks are placed on… Continue Reading

Ortho-Bionomy®: A Holistic Point of View

Elizabeth Olivas, LMT, Registered Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy International Ortho-Bionomy became a part of my life in the early 1990’s.  I noticed immediately how easily it influenced my structure and relaxed my state of mind.   Ortho-Bionomy was different from the other light touch or energetic approaches I had previously experienced.   It was structural work and one session… Continue Reading

What is Advanced Lymphatic Therapy™ and Ortho-Bionomy®?

   An Introduction to Advanced Lymphatic Therapy™ and Ortho-Bionomy®. Welcome our new blog at The Therapeutic Alternative! It has always been a challenge to talk about both methods individually and then talk about how they interact and work together.   This blog gives me the opportunity to talk about Advanced Lymphatic Therapy and Ortho-Bionomy methods and… Continue Reading