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New Technology for Lymphatic Drainage

The body’s lymphatic system rids the body of toxins, metabolic waste and excess water. Its network of vessels through which lymph fluid drains from the tissues into the blood is connected to hundreds of lymph nodes, where it is filtered. The tonsils, adenoids, spleen and thymus are part of the lymphatic system. While the circulatory system relies on the heart to move the blood 24/7, the lymphatic system relies on body movement, especially walking.

In addition to the removal of excess fluids from body tissues, the lymphatic system absorbs fatty acids and transports chyle, a milky fluid consisting of fat droplets and lymph, moving it into the circulatory system. It also produces infection-fighting immune cells and antibody producing cells.

Keeping lymph fluid moving is important

Until recently. deep breathing, muscular contractions during a good 20- to 30-minute aerobic walk and manual lymphatic drainage massage, a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body, were the only ways to reduce lymphedema, or fluid buildup in tissues, which results in swelling. Lymphedema is commonly caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes, as well as blockage that prevents lymph fluid from draining well. Fluid buildup leads to swelling.

Today, we can use a state-of-the-art compression therapy system initially developed for individuals with lymphedema and lipedema, a chronic condition that manifests as a symmetrical buildup of painful fat and swelling in arms and legs. The Balancer Pro system, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared device, enhances circulation and recovery via a compression garment comprised of an intricate chamber network, which works to bring relief and results with each inflation and deflation. It incorporates up to 24 individual, overlapping chambers that inflate in sequence to provide seamless, smooth compression strokes, stimulating the lymphatic system to drain toxins, metabolic waste and excess water from the body directly after treatment.

This technology also reduces muscular and joint pain and can improve the appearance of cellulite. It is particularly beneficial for accelerating healing time pre- and post-surgery, as well as for athletes that need to get rid of lactic acid. It can accelerate weight management by accelerating the removal of waste products from fat.

Tree of Light of Light Whole Body Rejuvenation Center, located at 806 Neapolitan Way, in Naples, schedules 40 to 60-minute sessions on the Balancer Pro by appointment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 239-692-9367.

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