THE PRACTICE

988 Richards Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 3B6

miyuki.ost@gmail.com

Tel: 604-446-2515

Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm 

​​Saturday: Closed ​

Sunday: Closed

CONTACT

© 2019 by Miyuki Osteopathy 

Manual Functional Lymphatic Drainage

45 min      CA $120

This is a full-body technique that uses light pressure and gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph, reduce muscle tension and toxins in your body. Lymphatic drainage techniques are among the most scientifically documented, gentle and efficient hands-on therapeutic tools practiced today. 

 

The lymphatic system absorbs fluid, macromolecules, microorganisms, toxins, waste products and foreign substances from the interstitial tissue. Numerous substances (electrolytes, proteins, hormones, toxins, debris) and immuno-competent cells pass through the regional lymph nodes, where this fluid is filtered, purified and concentrated.

The lymphatic flow can stagnate for several reasons, such as swelling, chronic inflammation, lack of physical activity, stress, fatigue, emotional shock, age, pregnancy etc. When lymphatic circulation decreases, the regeneration of cells becomes less effective. This condition allows toxins and proteins to accumulate around the cells, causing cellular oxygenation to decrease and tissue regeneration to diminish.

Improving the flow and drainage of lymphatic system is key to keep your immune system working properly, decrease water retention, improve the general blood circulation and muscle function.

Indications:

  • Primary or secondary lymphedema 

  • Pregnancy related swelling 

  • Phlebo-lymphostatic edema

  • Post-surgery edema

  • Post-mastectomy lymphoedema

  • Post-traumatic edema 

  • Chronic venous insufficiency 

  • Aesthetic 

  • Relaxation and preventive treatment
     

Contraindication:

  • Decompensated cardiac insufficiency

  • Cardiac edema 

  • Congestive heart failure

  • Acute inflammation caused by pathogenic germs (bacteria, fungi, viruses). The germs could be spread by the manual lymph drainage, with resulting blood poisoning (sepsis). 

  • Acute renal failure

  • Malignant lymphedema

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure

  • Active cancer or tumor

Location & Contact Details

Tel: 604-446-2515

Email: miyuki.ost@gmail.com

988 Richards Street

V6B 3B6

Vancouver BC