Why your Massage Therapist probably should not massage your lymph nodes

I was lucky enough to end up with a Massage Therapist who was highly knowledgeable about the variations on her chosen profession (feel free to ask for her contact information if you live in Pittsburgh). In particular, she warned me not to allow someone without proper training to massage my lymph nodes. The lymphatic system requires extremely light massage as anything else will cause the “tubes” through which drainage occurs to collapse. Only someone who has specific training, ideally extensive training, in lymphatic drainage massage will be able to do it successfully. A good place to find people with this training is the Upledger Institute, which has contact information for people who have taken courses in lymphatic drainage massage.

15 thoughts on “Why your Massage Therapist probably should not massage your lymph nodes

  1. Speaking of the Lymph system, have you ever heard of Lymph Drainage therapy? Do we know if it is effective in treating Lyme?

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