Discover the Role of Massage Therapy &
Lymphatic Drainage in Functional Medicine

At Linden & Arc Vitality Institute, massage therapy and lymphatic drainage play an integral and substantial role in our Functional Medicine approach. By combining advanced quantitative testing with the precision and delicate care of our massage treatments, we can target and unshackle the dysfunctional biological systems causing you severe, chronic pain. Our lymphatic drainage and massage therapy in SW Calgary will address the root cause of problems, empowering you to experience complete vitality and better overall health. 

  • Reduce Swelling & Inflammation
  • Manage Pain & Fatigue
  • Optimize Wellness
  • Reduce Recovery Times
  • Overcome Stress & Depression
  • Improve Gut & Digestive Health
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Incorporating Lymphatic Drainage & Massage Therapy Into Your Treatment Plan

Your body’s lymphatic system is an intricate system of cells, vessels, nodes, tissues and organs that acts as your body’s ‘sewerage system’. A healthy and optimal lymphatic system cleans and removes all harmful toxins, maintains fluid levels, and protects your body against illnesses. Yet, digestive imbalances, stress, environmental exposures, and chronic conditions can disrupt the flow and fluency of the system, destabilizing your overall health. We assess how these factors are disturbing your system, providing you with a platform to receive personalized drainage and massage treatments that restores balance.

Frequently Asked Questions

The body’s lymphatic system consists of a complex function of tissues, nodes, vessels and organs. This system has capillaries, which allow fluid from your body’s cells to enter into the lymphatic system. Known as lymphatic fluid, or lymph, this fluid consists of cells, debris, and digestive fats. When in the system, the fluid is cleaned continuously by the lymph nodes and returned to the bloodstream. However, when the lymph fluid is stagnant and fails to clean properly, it builds up, weakening your immune system, causing symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, digestive issues, and many others.

Stress, environmental exposures, surgeries and traditional medical treatment, particularly cancer treatment, digestive imbalances, and chronic conditions, are the major causes of lymphatic dysfunction. These factors can impair your system’s ability to clean and remove harmful toxins and bacteria from the body.

As massage therapy and lymphatic drainage are facets of Functional and Naturopathic Medicine, combining them with other disciplines, such as chiropractics, can prove beneficial for managing, improving, and preventing chronic conditions. Our whole-body approach to treatment means massage therapy can be used as part of your multidisciplinary plan to encourage you to complete health.

Also known as zone therapy, reflexology is a holistic treatment based on the scientific theory of the ten zones in the body. These zones are split five on each side, with pressure points in the hands, face, and feet that connect to every tissue, gland, biological function, and body system. The treatment focuses on applying pressure – similar to a massage – on these specific pressure points in these zones to help encourage healing, release tension, and alleviate illness. For example, the pressure points on your toes are linked to your brain, meaning that massaging your toes will refresh your mind. It’s for this reason that reflexology is considered essential for promoting overall health improvements.