Assisted Lymphatic Therapy (ALT)
Before we can talk about Assisted Lymphatic Therapy (ALT),
we have to talk about the Lymphatic System.
The lymphatic system is your body's sewer system and main part of the immune system. It contains miles of its own capillaries and vascular system that are separate from the blood system. The blood feeds the cells and the lymph cleanses the cells. The lymph fluids (which collect cellular wastes) flow to the lymph vessels, and then on to the septic tanks (called lymph nodes) and then on to the body's eliminative organs (kidneys, colon, lungs and skin) for the elimination of wastes.
A peak functioning lymphatic system is key to health and vitality, but this critically important part of the body is one that most people don’t appreciate or know much about. Your lymphatic system is your body’s built-in sanitation center, the plumbing that carries away and filters out poisonous waste products from every cell, tissue and organ. It absorbs fats and fat-soluble vitamins from the digestive tract and delivers them to the cells of the body.
It is also an essential part of the immune system that maintains fluid levels, fights infection and produces disease fighting white blood cells. Twice as extensive as the arterial blood supply system which brings oxygen and nutrients to the cells, the lymph is the take away garbage collector and is the largest circulatory system in the body. But, the lymphatic system needs your help to move the fluid through the body because it doesn’t have an automatic pump like the heart, which moves the blood in the circulatory system.
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Assisted Lymphatic Therapy (ALT) is a gentle, light touch non-invasive technique to stimulate the proper flow and drainage of the lymphatic system. A combination of vibrational, light, and electrical waves help to stimulate the flow by causing the dissociation of proteins that have become trapped in the interstitium. When trapped proteins (not to be confused with nutrient proteins) release their bond, the stagnate lymph is liberated and will flow out into its normal filtration and reabsorption channels.
This technique offers qualified therapists a natural complement to their existing healthcare protocols.
When the lymphatic system is congested, nothing moves. When the lymph fails to function properly and the collecting terminals become blocked, it forms a bottleneck. The lymph starts backing up creating a toxic, oxygen-deprived environment conducive to degeneration and disorder.
The clear lymph fluid becomes sluggish or even stagnant, changing from a condition like water, to milk to yogurt to cottage cheese. Thickened, gel-like stagnant lymph overloaded with toxic waste is the ideal environment for the onset of numerous conditions ranging from chronic inflammation to cancer.
Since lymphatic organs play an important role in the immune system, the proper flow of the lymphatic fluid can positively impact many conditions faced by our clients. Over the past 18 years, ALT has provided those struggling with a multitude of benefits including:
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