Wondering, this is what I was going to bring up here. It's a little premature for my experience with lymph drainage therapy, but nice to know someone else here has experience with it, although I'm so sorry for the reason
Recently I was thinking about my bad problems with histamine overload (=brain fog, fatigue, flushing, anxiety, exercise intolerance and so on), and I got to wondering about assisting my lymph, that maybe it was sluggish. I can't exercise it. I knew that massage therapists will claim that massage helps the lymph move, but I wondered if there was something more specific. I googled lymph massage in my area and came up with someone specialized in lymph drainage therapy (which I'd never heard of) and craniosacral therapy. I know there are a lot of people who will say these aren't based in science and flakes flock to such modalities, but I thought well it can't hurt, and what with the new discovery of how extensive the lymph system is in the brain, it might be very good for helping detox the brain in general.
So, I had my first session two days ago. These things happened. I'd read about them beforehand in the long list of things that can happen/benefits, but really hadn't fixated on them, so each came as a surprise:
First urination afterward had an odor which mine never does, indicating extra waste was flushed out.
I looked in the mirror and immediately noticed a whole layer of puffiness in my face, chest, arms, legs … was gone.
I went outside and realized my whole body felt lighter and my brain/mind more peaceful than I can remember in some years.
The next day I had a whole head type headache, a type I almost never get (toxins moving around?). I did my own little lymph massage (neck, face, head) and it went away.
I woke up today and my sinus congestion had shifted. Whereas it is always equal on both sides, the left side was completely clear and the right side completely blocked.
Also, in spite of the blocked right sinus, I feel fabulous today!!! Like, wow! Some histamine has returned to my sinuses and head, in part because the air in the dang hair salon is so toxic, but my body continues to feel lighter/unburdened.
I go again in two weeks (a little longer than she wanted but our schedules didn't obey) and will feel my way along. I'm hoping if I notice consistent improvement that I can get to once a month for maintenance, or better yet, once a year, or ...
I'm also hoping this isn't a mirage that will vanish this afternoon! Was going to wait to see about consistency before posting anything about it.
So far I think there is clearly something to this as a unique modality that is not the same as getting a massage, and while it's unfortunate to maybe need to have someone help, and at a cost like so many things, I'm thrilled to pursue this and hopeful it may assist overall brain health too.
I am sure the lymph backups affect our brains. I just don't see anymore how they can't.
Wondering, is it possible that you might benefit from once a month treatments, or something similar? Maybe negotiate a discount?
How does aerobic exercise work for you for lymph drainage? I'm also hoping if this works well enough for me my exercise intolerance will improve and more aerobic exercise will start to take over from the treatments. I'm sure we're all different.
I also wonder, if you went to another LDT practitioner if you might get some fresh wisdom that could help. Sometimes I think it's good to try practitioners for new perspectives and experience, even when I really like one I work with.
I would love to hear your experience with LDT. I gather it's often used along with breast cancer treatments and pre- and post-surgery. In fact, I was thinking possibly it should be added to our surgery for e4s thread, but I don't have enough experience with it yet.
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.