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The Difference Between
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
(Lymphatic Massage) and
Electro-Lymphatic Therapy

 

MLD (Lymphatic Massage) vs Electro Lymphatic Therapy

Lymphatic Massage MLD - manual lymphatic drainage vs electro-lymphatic therapy - Albuquerque

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) has long been considered the “gold standard” for the treatment of lymphatic conditions such as lymphedema.  In MLD the therapist uses hand techniques with very specific pressure and direction.  This technique moves lymphatic fluid out of swollen areas to return it to general circulation.

ELT Electro-lymphatic drainage vs electro-lymphatic therapy - Albuquerque lymphatic massage

Electro-Lymphatic Therapy (ELT) accomplishes the same movement of fluid out of swollen tissues, but it is done with special wands that create electrostatic energy fields.  This electrostatic energy field decoagulates lymph, markedly increasing lymphatic motility (movement).


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Shannon Goins-Blair, CLT-LANA
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
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Plastic Surgery?

Recover Faster with

Post Op Lymphatic Massage 

FROM A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL
WHO SPECIALIZES IN POST-OP MASSAGE
To Help Get rid of those lumps

 

Didn’t Have Surgery?

Feel Better Today With a
Lymphatic Detox Massage

or
Get Relief for Your Swelling

 

 

Shannon Goins-Blair LANA Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Functional Medicine Coach
Shannon Goins-Blair, CLT-LANA
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Board Certified LMT
Certified Alternative Wellness Practitioner
and
Certified Integrative Health Practitioner, L2

Terapeuta linfática certificada
LMT certificado por la junta

Having Trouble Making Your Appointment?

How to Use the Online Booking System

 

Am I the Right Therapist for You?

 
 

Recuperarse más rápido.
Sentirse mejor hoy.

Doy la bienvenida a los clientes
que hablan español.

Si no habla inglés, envíeme un mensaje de texto al 505-554-5185 o correo electrónico en español.

¡No hablo mucho español, pero estoy aprendiendo!

Puedo comunicarme contigo usando el traductor de google. Muchos de mis clientes no hablan inglés y no tengo problemas para comunicarme con ellos.

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2620 San Mateo Blvd NE, Suite E   
Albuquerque

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How Electro-Lymphatic Therapy
Compares with
Manual Lymphatic Drainage

In Electro-Lymphatic Therapy (ELT) the same process occurs in that fluid is moved from swollen areas back to the circulatory system.  However, instead of using hands for this therapy, special glass wands containing three noble gasses are used. 

These three noble gasses, argon, neon, and krypton (not kryptonite!), are excited by electricity coming from the XP2 machine.  When placed on the skin, the glass wands transmit ions that break up coagulated lymph proteins.

The proteins in lymph are not destroyed, rather, they are made less “sticky.”  The effect is similar to removing static cling from clothing.  The cells in the lymphatic fluid change it from a jello-like state to more of a water-like state, thereby permitting it to flow freely in the lymphatic system. 

Lymphatic system - electro-lymphatic therapy

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a much slower process and its effect on deep lymphatic vessels in the torso and the head is much less significant than lymphatic drainage done by ELT.  The deep lymphatic vessels of the torso are like the freeways of our lymphatic system.  Most of the lymph in the body must pass through these freeways to get back into general circulation, and ELT can target these pathways directly.

The result of using Electro-Lymphatic Therapy is that results tend to hold longer, and in people with Lymphedema bandaging may be significantly reduced or eliminated during reduction.

 

Getting your lymph moving again
can reduce swelling, improve your immune function,
and help to keep you healthier.

Young woman feeling happy after Electro-Lymphatic Therapy - Lymphatic Massage Albuquerque


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