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Brief overview of what the lymph system is and the benefits of getting lymph work done.

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  1. 1. Phoenix Bodyworks[add logo]<br />10 minute commercial<br />Phoenix Bodyworks,, 503-577-5512<br />
  2. 2. What do I do?Expanding the umbrella term of “massage” <br />Abdominal Massage (Visceral or VM)<br />See handout<br />Deep Tissue<br />Speaks mostly for itself, but works with muscle and fascia<br />Talk to me off line for more information. <br />Lymph Cleanse/detox/drainage – The misunderstood<br />Where are the lymph nodes?<br />What is the Lymph system?<br />Effects of clogged lymph<br />Benefits of Lymph detox<br />Some of the things you might experience after a session. <br />Phoenix Bodyworks,, 503-577-5512<br />
  3. 3. Oh Lymph, where are you…?<br />The lymph system exists throughout the body with the main nodes at the<br /> neck (clavicle/sternum), <br />armpits (axillaries region and mammary glands),<br />stomach, and <br />inguinal region (where hip and leg bend). <br />Most lymph nodes are superficial, just under the skin (derma)<br />Phoenix Bodyworks,, 503-577-5512<br />
  4. 4. Oh Lymph, what do you do…?<br />Lipids and lipid-soluble vitamins are absorbed from the diet and carried to the blood via the lymphatic system (rather than by the venous drainage of the small intestine).<br />Delivers nutrients, oxygen, and hormones from the blood to the cells that make up the tissues of the body. <br />About 3 liters a day of fluids get moved through the lymph system. Without the Lymph system you would swell up and explode in about a day. <br />Lymph normally moves through muscle contraction, and is reflexive, breathand one way valves. <br />Phoenix Bodyworks,, 503-577-5512<br />
  5. 5. Lymph, Why are you so slow?<br />Reason why Lymph may be slow<br />Sitting all day and not breathing fully<br />Sitting all day and not exercising enough<br />Being sick and bed ridden<br />Poor diet eg. Too much caffeine, sugar, fats, etc, you get the picture. <br />Environmental contaminates overload the lymph system and produce more waste than the nodes can remove. Ie sunscreens, deodorants, cologne, food, cleaning products<br />Phoenix Bodyworks,, 503-577-5512<br />
  6. 6. Lymph Functions<br />B and T cells live in lymph nodes and help fight off infection. <br />When you are injured, where the skin gets broken, your body blocks off the area of injury to stop further infections. <br />If the lymph is clogged, T and B cells can not respond as quickly. <br />Phoenix Bodyworks,, 503-577-5512<br />
  7. 7. Benefits of Lymphatic Cleanse<br />Reduces edemas (swelling) and lymph edemas of various origins <br />Detoxifies the body <br />Absorbs fat <br />Regenerates tissue, including burns, wounds and wrinkles<br />Can help relieve numerous chronic and subacute inflammations, including sinusitis, and bronchitis<br />Phoenix Bodyworks,, 503-577-5512<br />
  8. 8. Benefits of Lymphatic Cleanse (cont)<br />May relieve chronic pain. Reduces the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia <br />Antispastic actions relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonicity and some forms of constipation <br />Deep relaxation which aids insomnia, stress, loss of vitality and loss of memory<br />Alleviates adipose and cellulite tissue<br />Phoenix Bodyworks,, 503-577-5512<br />
  9. 9. Sensations you may experienceafter a session<br />Excess sweating<br />Limbs feel looser<br />More urine/darker urine<br />Thirsty, average water is half of body weight in ounces. <br />Change in sleep patterns<br />A lightness<br />Others – everyone is different and experiences things differently, there is no one way to feel!<br />Nothing – which does not mean that nothing is happening. Depends on how attuned you are to your body. <br />More than one session may be needed, depends on client.<br />Any Questions?<br />Phoenix Bodyworks,, 503-577-5512<br />