Lymphatic Drainage

photo-4 (1)Aliyah Lymphatic Drainage is a therapeutic modality that uses both subtle and gentle techniques that create a pump for the lymphatic system, as well as massage-like manipulations to stimulate lymph movement throughout the body.The Lymphatic System is a complex network of vessels and ducts that move lymphatic fluid throughout the body. It is also responsible for forcing toxins away from healthy cells and carrying germ-fighting materials to cells when they are under attack by viruses and/or bacteria. Though the lymph (fluid) moves through the lymphatic system via small contractions in the lymph nodes and hydrostatic pressure changes (changes in fluid pressure between tissue cell walls) the lymphatic system can at times become overwhelmed. When this happens, the rate at which fluids are moved through the lymphatic system changes and pooling of fluids can occur. An example would be swelling/inflammation from damaged tissue, increased immune system activity or at times certain medications/pathologies can cause fluid retention. When these situations occur, the tissues remain engorged in lymphatic fluid which is a protein rich fluid. If this swelling remains for too long, it can begin to damage surrounding tissues due the acidic nature of protein rich lymph. The acidic nature of the lymph damages the body’s tissues if it remains stagnant over time. Tissues within the body have an elastic property which is vital for  movement and metabolic activity. When protein rich fluids stagnate, their acidity begins to damage surrounding tissues, which, in turn, defend and protect themselves by becoming thicker and fibrotic. This robs tissues of their elasticity.


Through the subtle manipulation of the Lymphatic system, an Aliyah Massage Therapy greatly helps to decrease the buildup of swelling from overuse, injury, arthritis and surgery.

Aliyah Lymphatic Drainage is a beneficial, non-invasive, pain-free modality to bring equilibrium to the body.

Many digestive disorders are inflammatory in nature as well. Aliyah Lymphatic Drainage proves to be a vital method to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract. It can greatly improve the symptoms from conditions including: Ulcerative Colitis, Chron’s disease, heart burn, ulcers and can help to detoxify the organs within the gastrointestinal tract.
Aliyah Lymphatic Drainage is also a great modality for chronic sinus congestion and a natural way to keep the sinuses free from accumulated pressure.

Aliyah also offers Lymphatic Drainage as a treatment adjunct to cancer therapies.

A healthy flowing immune system is vital for greatest efficacy for treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. If surgery is required to remove tumours and affected tissues to prevent metastases, what can result is a poorly affected lymphatic drainage of a particular area.

Aliyah Massage Therapists are trained to treat clients undergoing cancer treatments or those who are in remission.

We look forward to answering any questions or concerns you may have regarding an Aliyah Lymphatic Drainage treatment.

Call 514-448-1484 to schedule an appointment.