Akana Holistic Therapies | Decongestion and Detox
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Decongestion and Detox

Sluggish and sedentary lifestyle have become inseparable terms. When the lymphatic system is sluggish, the immune system is weaker. The body is more susceptible to illness, finding it harder to shift a lingering infection.

The lymphatic system – our body’s waste disposal system – has no dedicated pump like the blood circulation has the heart, so it relies on other factors, like muscular movement, deep abdominal breathing, arterial pulse etc. A common symptom of a compromised lymphatic flow is fluid retention, e.g. swollen ankles or legs, PMT, puffy eyes, sinus congestion, bloating, constipation, weight gain.

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is Akana’s main Decongestion & Detox treatment and can help in these cases. It drains excess fluid from the body’s tissues. It can also been helpful to migraine and hayfever sufferers, although it should be avoided during flare-ups. A yearly course of MLD for detox is highly recommended. See our Prices page for MLD treatment packages. The following treatments are also popular with our clients and patients:
  • Acupuncture balances on an energetic level and can target the lymphatic system and more.
  • Thai Foot Massage aids elimination and stimulates the lymphatic system.
  • Ayurvedic Massage and Thai Herb Compress Massage are treatments with a detox effect based on the herbs in the warm Ayurvedic oil, respectively the steaming Thai herb compresses.

Note: should you require Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT) for the treatment of lymphoedema or lipoedema (click here for more information), we will refer you on to a therapist near you who has completed additional training to treat these conditions.

If you are unsure about the treatment you should have, give us a call.