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lymphatic drainage

Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

lymphatic drainage massage

The lymphatic system is a branch of the circulatory system made up of organs (spleen, thymus, tonsils and adenoids), lymph nodes, and lymph vessels. It produces the clear, extracellular fluid that bathes the tissues (lymph), and circulates it through the lymphatic system and back into the bloodstream. The lymphatic system is responsible for keeping our bodies free from excess water, protein,…

Lucia Miracchi: Therapist, Educator, MTC Owner

Lucia Miracchi

Lucia Miracchi, CMT, CHP, has contributed significantly to the field of somatic healing arts for over 35 years, both as a therapist and an educator. In 1981, she was a co-founder of Massage Therapy Center and Body Therapy Center School of Massage, where she was a principal teacher. Since 1998, she is the sole owner. Lucia’s sensitivity, passion, and deep respect for the intelligence of t…

Drain Your Brain

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health saw the first long-sought-after evidence that our brains may drain waste out through lymphatic vessels, the body’s sewer system. The results further suggest the vessels could act as a pipeline between the brain and the immune system. By scanning the brains of healthy volunteers, they literally watched people’s brains drain fluid into thes…

Self-Massage for Pollen Allergy Symptoms

The itchy eyes, congestion, aches, and fatigue symptoms of pollen allergies can be debilitating and depressing. Here are some simple acupressure and lymphatic techniques that you can use to relieve your symptoms. Try using a combination of these for five minutes every few hours while your symptoms are at their peak.

To relieve sinus pressure: Place your hands at the junction of the front of…

Unwinding The Belly

lymphatic drainage

The main muscle of breathing, the diaphragm, works differently than the other muscles of the body. It lies on a lateral surface under the rib cage, and during a proper inhale it moves down, increasing the pressure in the abdomen and massaging the viscera. The increase in pressure below the diaphragm creates a vacuum in the lung cavities. Air rushes in from the outside to fill this void. When t…

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