The Importance of Lymph Drainage
The lymphatic system, is a very extensive & complex system comprised of lymph vessels & nodes.
The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to drain stagnant fluids,
detoxify by filtering out toxins, and maintain a healthy immune system.
The lymphatic system uses hundreds of tiny muscular units, ( lymphamgions )
contracting throughout the body to propel lymph flow.
The action of these muscular units is hindered or stopped by,
trauma, surgery, burns, infections, swelling, fatigue, stress, or age.
When lymph circulation stagnates, fluids, proteins, cells & toxins accumulate, and cellular functioning is compromised.
About the Developer Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (hon)
LDT was developed by Bruno Chikly and his award winning research on the Lymphatic System. In 1984 he earned the prestigious “ Medal of Medical Faculty of Paris VI “ . He is a graduate of the medical school Saint Antoine Hospital in France, where his internship in general medicine included, endocrinology, surgery, neurology, psychiatry.
He has trained extensively in a number of manual and osteopathic disciplines, CranioSacral Therapy, Cranial Osteopathy, Visceral Manipulation, Mechanical Link, Muscle Energy, Myofascial Release, Zero Balancing, Neuromuscular Therapy and Orthobionomy.
How is Lymph Drainage Performed?
The process involves gentle manual maneuvers to aid in re-circulation of body fluids. Practitioners detect, the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of lymphatic flow. From there they use their hands to perform Manual Lymphatic Mapping ( MLM ), of the vessels to access overall direction of lymphatic circulation, areas of stagnation, and the best alternate pathway for draining lymph and other bodily fluids.
As a result therapists can achieve profound precise results in short periods of time.
Due to the nature and role of the lymphatic system, LDT can prove beneficial in the correction of numerous conditions, as well as in preventative health maintenance In essence because LDT works to recirculate body fluids, stimulate functioning of the immune system, and promote a state of relaxation & balance within the autonomic nervous system.