Veltheim Method of Lymphatic Drainage

Detoxify & purify your internal environment

The Veltheim Method of Lymphatic Drainage (VMLD) is a unique and highly effective way of moving stagnant fluid from around your cells through the tissues and into the lymphatic system for drainage. VMLD detoxifies & purifies your internal environment to support healing. This is an ideal modality to begin with to optimize the benefits of all other modalities you engage with. 

Tell me more about the lymphatic system

 Many of us don’t know much about our mysterious lymphatic system until it isn’t working well. When we experience swelling around an injury, chronic edema, bloating, painful periods, stiff or achey joints and muscles, or when we have a weaker immune system or low energy – these are all signs of a sluggish lymphatic system.  Lymph essentially helps maintain internal purity. The lymph system is responsible for protecting your body from illness causing invaders such as bacteria, viruses, cancer cells, etc. It also maintains fluid balance, absorbs fats from the digestive system, and removes cellular waste.  The Veltheim Method of Lymphatic Drainage focuses on moving the interstitial fluid around your cells, which is responsible for bringing oxygen and nutrients to the cells and removing waste products from them.  Movement of body fluids is essential for the maintenance of health. Sluggish circulation of interstitial fluid leads to an unhealthy environment around the cells. Built up cellular waste and toxins can cause the cells to deteriorate and eventually die.  Just imagine a stagnant smelly swamp that breeds mosquitoes and algae! As new interstitial fluid is made, the older fluid drains toward the lymph vessels. Once it enters the lymph vessels it is absorbed back into circulation as lymph. 

What does a VMLD session look like?

The Veltheim Method of Lymphatic Drainage (VMLD) does not resemble Western methods of lymphatic massage, which focuses more on the vessels & nodes and is performed on the physical body. We work energetically above the body with a sweeping motion that collects and moves the fluid toward specific areas for draining.  This “scoop and dump” technique creates a vacuum over certain areas of the body that then draws the lymph within the lymph vessels throughout the whole body toward the vacuum to fill it. Even when we are working the upper body areas, the lower body’s lymph flow will also improve. Sometimes you may feel waves or tingling sensations in your feet even though I am working at your neck! VMLD is also unique in that not only are we moving interstitial fluid but also molecules of emotion. Areas that feel blocked may be where emotions or active memories have been stored which are resisting the fluid draining out of the area. Tapping into a Body Talk technique for these situations helps us to move that blockage by releasing the stuck emotion. You will leave your session feeling super relaxed and content.

Benefits of  VMLD include:

  • detoxification
  • improved immune function
  • reduced swelling
  • better sleep
  • better bowel movements
  • less painful periods
  • reduced headaches
  • reduced joint & muscle pain
  • increased energy
  • decreased lumps and cysts
  • weight loss
  • sinus drainage
  • relaxation