Electro Lymphatic Therapy (ELT)
Electro Lymphatic Therapy is one of the Enhancement Therapies we use at An Oasis of Healing. To better understand what ELT is, let’s first take a quick look at our lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system is an organ system that is part of the immune system, and complementary to the circulatory system. It is an extensive network of vessels, nodes, and ducts that collect and circulate excess fluid, passing through almost all bodily tissues. It includes the structures involved in the transfer of lymph between tissues and the blood stream, the lymph and the nodes and vessels that transport it. The lymph circulates through the body, via the lymphatic system, in a similar way to blood, via the circulatory system. The lymphatic system has many functions:
- Help maintain body fluid levels, by collecting excess fluid that drains from cells and tissue throughout your body and returning it to the bloodstream
- Absorb fats and protein from the digestive tract and transport it back to the bloodstream.
- Protect against harmful invaders. As part of the immune system, it produces and releases lymphocytes (white blood cells) and other immune cells that monitor and eventually destroy invaders – such as viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi – that may cause illnesses.
- Transports and removes waste products and abnormal cells from the lymph.
In sum, the lymphatic system is designed to bring nutrients in and waste out, aid in cellular repair, quickly and efficiently remove toxic material from your body and prevent illness.
What is Electro Lymphatic Therapy (ELT)? and why is it so effective?
ELT is a gentle, non-invasive, light touch therapy that stimulates the proper flow and drainage of our lymphatic system and is more effective than manual therapy.
At Oasis, we use the Lymph Drainage XP2 device for the ELT sessions. This therapeutic treatment device utilizes frequencies to ionize a unique combination of Argon, Krypton and Xenon gasses which are contained within glass tubes or wands in order to transmit energy directly through the skin to painlessly break down congestion in the lymphatic system throughout the body.
“The effect created by the light & sound vibration and flow of electrons as they are ionized through the transmission head cause a disassociation of the trapped proteins within the interstitium. Trapped proteins in the interstitium hold water and cause swelling and blockage as the thread-like vessels swell beyond their capacity and can no longer effectively pass along the lymph through its normal means of transport in the lymphatic system.
Trapped proteins (not to be confused with nutrient proteins) are highly electrical in nature and when they are exposed to the discharging ions in the transmission head, they become disassociated and release their bond between themselves then releasing the stagnant lymph. This allows the lymph vessels to release the excess blocked, stagnate or retained fluid and to flow out into its normal filtration and reabsorption channels.
The use of an Inert Gas Ionization Instrument in conjunction with the proper therapeutic techniques can provide results far beyond that of manual lymph manipulation or use of tight-fitting garments by addressing the trapped and sticky proteins directly.” Therapeutic BioSystems, LLC
At An Oasis of Healing, we use a unique combination of Electro and Manual Lymphatic Drainage to maximize the flow of lymph fluid throughout the lymphatic system thereby augmenting waste removal from the body. This combination increases the absorption of excess fluid and waste products, whilst not increasing blood congestion to the area, which supports and enhances the functioning of the immune system and allows it to do more of what it was designed to do – eliminate cancer and restore health.
It is also the most effective way to move your lymph by targeting and unclogging coagulated pockets of lymph located in the lymph nodes or in lymphatic pathways throughout the body.
ELT is a powerful system designed to improve the function of the lymphatic system, by bringing nutrients in and waste out. ELT aids in cellular repair, and quickly and efficiently removes toxic material from your body.
Each session of ELT is equivalent to 8-10 manual treatments.
- Removes congestion throughout the body and drains excess fluid from the tissues
- Promotes T-cell development in immunocompromised individuals
- Supports lymphocytes to fight infection
- Stimulates the immune system
- Reduces inflammation
- Helps detoxify body tissues
- Reduces swelling
- Improves circulation
- Removes cancer cells through the lymphatic system
- Relieves chronic joint and muscle pain
- Reduces edema and lymphedema
- Reduces scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles
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Vanessa Pinto graduated with a degree in Biology and Masters in Ecology from Lisbon University. After graduating, she underwent a series of professional and personal growth experiences, including being an officer in the Portuguese Army, working in countries as diverse as Iceland and Costa Rica. Vanessa became certified as a Yoga and Meditation teacher in rural India.
Being a compassionate person by nature, Vanessa is able to bring her connectedness when working with others while enhancing the importance and practicality of a pragmatic evidence-based approach to facilitating lasting and permanent change. Vanessa is a certified health coach whose specialties are nutrition, exercise, and mind/ body connection. She works both in Portugal, Thailand and USA, where she develops her work closely with people diagnosed with cancer, mainly in the areas of nutrition, movement and health education.