LDT Instructions

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Client Instruction Sheet for Lymphatic Drainage


Lymphatic Drainage Therapy(LDT) is a method of stimulating your lymph and body fluids. It is a very gentle hands-on procedure that will help you eliminate fluid retention, cleanse your body, and eliminate toxins and trapped proteins in your tissues. It will stimulate your immune system, help you to relax, and release stress and emotional trauma. It has many other effects on your body, as well. To receive the best results, you should respect the following preliminary procedures.


Before the Session

You are encouraged to tell your therapist if you have any medical conditions, including thyroid problems, a high fever or infection, acute heart or kidney conditions, a fresh scar or burn, or if you are menstruating or pregnant.

 For optimal results, and to prepare the system for the cleansing, you may drink a lot of water or fresh, natural juice for the 2-4 days preceding a session.

 At a minimum, eat lightly the day of your initial drainage in order to avoid possible toxic reactions.  Raw fruits and raw or steamed vegetables are preferred.

 During the Session

It is not necessary for you to disrobe completely. Share with your therapist if your back or neck are uncomfortable or if you feel cold.  Prepare yourself to relax and be completely cared for – this is a special time for you.

 The therapist will need to concentrate in order to achieve the best results; therefore silence is appreciated during the slow, rhythmic movement of the lymph drainage.  During the session, your practitioner may ask you to breathe deeply and slowly at various times in order to activate the lymphatic system.

 After the Session

 You may be encouraged to give any feedback or share any feelings or emotions you may have felt during the session.

You may or may not have post-treatment reactions. You can expect a greater frequency of elimination ( urine and stool). You may want to sleep a lot or you may experience sluggishness or muscles aches.  This simply means toxins are being eliminated from your body.  Be sure you are steady before driving.

It is very important for you to drink water with lemon juice added to help hydrate your tissues.

You are invited to share any improvements or experiences you had during or after your sessions.

 Thank you for allowing me to work on your body.

Jane Edmonson