The Benefits of Lymph Stimulation
Soft brushes glide gently over the skin. Breathing slows, tension slips away. Clients experiencing lymph stimulation as part of their Dr. Hauschka treatment describe a sensation of being transported to a place of deep relaxation and peace. Often overlooked, the lymphatic system plays a significant role in the body’s functioning, filtering impurities from the body, supporting the immune system, and maintaining the fluid balance in the tissues. Lymph fluid is formed in the tissues and flows toward the heart through a complex system of lymph capillaries, vessels and nodes, following largely the same path as the venous system. Natural rhythmic pulsations within the lymph vessels propel lymph fluid along its cleansing path. Our modern, mostly sedentary life and rich diet can inhibit the healthy functioning of the lymphatic system and our skin can pay the price.
Dr. Hauschka Treatment creator, Elisabeth Sigmund recognized that gentle, rhythmic lymph stimulation could effectively boost the health of the skin. At her clinic in Sweden during the 1950s, Elisabeth Sigmund incorporated lymph-stimulating hand and brush strokes into her facial treatments and the results were undeniable. All skin conditions showed improvement. Elisabeth and her clients had discovered a secret to healthy, radiant skin.
Expanding on these observations, Elisabeth Sigmund developed a two-hour treatment based around lymph stimulation, a technique that remains at the heart of the world-renowned Dr. Hauschka Classic Treatment to this day. Certified Dr. Hauschka Estheticians are trained to use Elisabeth Sigmund’s time-tested techniques to encourage lymph flow, to deeply relax and improve the complexion.