Proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body's ability to detoxify and regenerate tissues, filter out foreign substances, and maintain a healthy immune system. If lymph circulation stagnates, toxins accumulate and cellular functioning is compromised, opening the way to physical ailments and hastening the aging process. Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is highly valuable when such dysfunctions occur.
Developed by Dr. Bruno Chikly, LDT is a hands-on method of lymphatic drainage that incorporates techniques from general medicine, osteopathy, and oriental medicine. The LDT process uses methods of manual listening to teach practitioners how to tune to the rhythm, direction, and quality of the lymph flow. This enables advanced practitioners to perform a "lymphatic mapping" with their clients to find the precise pathways for draining the lymph.
The LDT procedure involves subtle manual maneuvers applying light touch, a technique that is easy to learn and not tiring to perform. Practitioners work with flat hands and use all the fingers to simulate gentle, wavelike movements. This enables them to feel the rhythm of the body fluids and thereby stimulate circulation in connective tissue as well as muscles, articulation, periosteum, bones, and viscera.
Note: Registration for this workshop is through the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE) only. IAHE is a coalition of curriculum developers united to advance innovative therapies through high quality continuing education programs. To register, please call 1-800-311-9204. Only after you have registered with IAHE and paid tuition fees will you be able to reserve accommodations at Esalen. For accommodations pricing chart, see http://www.esalen.org/page/partner-program-pricing.
CE credit for nurses;
CE credit for bodyworkers; see leader.