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Lymphatic Massage is NOW Being Offered!

Introducing Chelsea to Core Synergies Massage and Pilates!

What is Lymphatic Massage?

Manual lymphatic massage, also known as lymphatic drainage massage, is a specialized therapeutic technique aimed at stimulating the lymphatic system to enhance the natural drainage of lymph fluid from the body tissues. The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in maintaining fluid balance, immune function, and waste removal within the body. Unlike the circulatory system, which has the heart to pump blood, the lymphatic system relies on muscle contractions, breathing, and manual manipulation to facilitate the movement of lymph fluid.


Manual lymphatic massage can offer various benefits, including:

During a manual lymphatic massage session, a trained therapist uses gentle, rhythmic strokes and light pressure on specific areas of the body where lymph nodes and vessels are located.


These gentle movements help to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid, encouraging it to drain more efficiently through the lymphatic vessels and nodes.


The technique often involves a sequence of precise hand movements, working in a specific direction to follow the natural pathways of the lymphatic system.

  1. Improved lymphatic circulation: By facilitating the movement of lymph fluid, manual lymphatic massage helps to prevent fluid buildup and reduce swelling (lymphedema) in affected areas.

  2. Detoxification: Enhanced lymphatic drainage can aid in the removal of toxins, metabolic waste products, and excess fluid from the tissues, promoting overall detoxification and cleansing of the body.

  3. Enhanced immune function: The lymphatic system plays a vital role in the body's immune response by transporting lymphocytes and other immune cells. Stimulating lymphatic circulation through massage can help support immune function and enhance the body's ability to fight infections and illness

  4. Reduced inflammation: Manual lymphatic massage can help to alleviate inflammation by reducing fluid retention and promoting the removal of inflammatory substances from the tissues.

  5. Relaxation and stress relief: The gentle, rhythmic strokes of lymphatic massage promote relaxation, alleviate muscle tension, and induce a sense of calm, making it an effective therapy for stress relief and relaxation.

Lymphedema, post-surgical swelling, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and detoxification support are a few of many benefits this therapy has to offer. 


It is generally safe and well-tolerated for most individuals, although it may not be suitable for those with certain medical conditions or contraindications. It is essential to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or lymphatic massage therapist to determine if manual lymphatic massage is appropriate for your specific needs and health status.

Chelsea Haskell

Licensed Massage Therapist and
Certified Lymphatic Specialist


Chelsea is available on Thursdays, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
by appointment only!



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