Have you heard of the Lymphatic System? If you have, be proud! If not, we’re here to help you understand this major part of our Immune System. In simple terms, this system acts like the ‘garbage disposal’ to our body. It is a system of organs and tissue that helps break down and rid the body of toxins, waste and unwanted materials, and has three interrelated functions:
The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport a fluid called lymph through the body. This fluid contains white blood cells and antibodies that fight infection. Lymph movement is essential to a healthy Lymphatic System. Being able to perform this function occurs with low pressure peristalsis. The involuntary, wave-like constriction and relaxation of muscles inside your body
Our Pneumatic (Air) Compression Massage (also known as pressotheraphy) simulates this peristalsis by using repetitive inflation and deflation by way of an air pressure device. And yes, it feels good… like 8 hands moving up and down your body, giving you the best massage of your life! This specific movement helps your body drain lymph fluids and in turn, can produce many benefits.
Rids your body of toxins by stimulating your body's lympathic system
Detoxification and relaxation helps restore your body's natural balance
Helps you produce more immune cells to keep your body healthy
Minimize the appearance of cellulate and varicose veins
Relieves muscle cramps and other body pains
Accelerate your skin, appearance, and overall well-being.
“Lymphatic Massage + Infrared Combo: 5 StarsYou start with the lymphatic massage compression suit which is a gentle rolling “squeeze and release” throughout the different regions of your body. This wakes up your lymphatic system and kickstarts the detoxification process before getting into the sauna. The lymph massage was 30 min, and I was sprayed with aromatherapy and given an eye pillow to relax while they played spa music. Yum! I did not want this portion to end. The sauna afterwards was really cool because I was able to cleanse my body on a cellular level and still go about my day looking normal (you keep your head outside of the pod). You have 40 min in the pod so I recommend listening to a guided meditation or podcast. ”
“As a Pilates instructor I’m constantly in action. Whenever I work too much, or work OUT too much it flares up my fibromyalgia symptoms. I am forever grateful to SaunaBar for significantly reducing my body aches and pains, helping me to feel functional again. Twice a week I get a lymphatic massage and a personal infrared sauna pod to relax in. You will want this after a pilates class, trust me. The people here are so incredibly nice and invested in your program. This place has become my little retreat during the day where I can be still and clear my mind… which has been a challenge for me lately. Thank you!!”
“This place is awesome. I’ve been here 3 times and I will be back for many more. Love, Love, Love the Lymphatic Compression Massage. Very helpful and friendly staff. Clean and neat!”
Unlike a traditional massage, our lymphatic massages are done with an air compression suit (pneumatic massage). When you arrive we slip you into large boots and a wrap that goes around your torso. We then discuss which pressure would be best for you and turn on a small machine that sends air pressure up your body, relaxing and releasing every part of you, along with stimulating the lymphatic drainage system. Our clients find this to be even more effective than a manual massage in terms of moving fat and toxins around and out of the body and describe it as feeling like 4 pairs of hands are massaging you at once.
About half of our lymph nodes are in the torso and legs and they hold onto large amounts of toxins, excess hormones and water. Our suits are designed so that the fluids in your entire body are getting movement during the massage and therefore, your arms also receive these benefits.
It does not hurt at all – in fact, it is extremely soothing and relaxing. Just like our saunas, the lymphatic massage is completely customizable. You can do a session that is light and gentle with low compression or we can turn it up to feel more like a deep tissue massage, it’s your choice!
Lymphatic Drainage is crucial for good health and a strong immune system.
The suit massages your lymph nodes – bean shaped glands throughout the whole body. A properly functioning Lymph system will drain excess fluid from tissues, prevent the absorption of fatty acid, and subsequently transports fat to the circulatory system, all of which are necessary for the production of immune cells.
The best part of our lymphatic massages is its ability to minimize cellulite! The breaking up of fluid and increase of circulation will also decrease swelling and bloat in the body. Doing Lymphatic Massage is also essential before and after traveling by plane, to help your body’s ecosystem balance out again.
The Lymphatic Massage is 30 minutes per session. Some members like to do two sessions back to back for an hour long massage! Just let us know if you’d like to do this and we’ll help you book.