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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

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Give yourself the gift of optimal health. Contact The Bodhi Tree Holistic Health Solutions, where we specialize in the art of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD) in San Diego, CA. With more than 7 years of experience, we assist clients in dealing with post-op edema, boosting immunity, lymphedema, lipedema, and detoxification of the body. Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle rhythmic technique used to encourage the flow of lymph fluid throughout the body. Maintaining this flow is important for optimal health because the three primary roles of the Lymphatic system are:

1)To recognize foreign cells, microbes and cancer cells and respond by eliminating them from the body to strengthen the immune system.

2) Helps to maintain fluids level in the body

3)Absorbs protein, fats, and fat-soluble vitamins to maintain the health of the body.

The Bodhi Tree offers integrative services of Manual lymphatic drainage complimented by infrared therapy for enhanced detoxification of the lymphatic system, acceleration of tissue repair and pain management. Theresa Gamlin, owner, and operator is a board-certified massage therapist that specializes in the Vodder method of manual lymphatic drainage, and oncology massage for the enhancement of the immune system. Clients have the pleasure of enjoying massages tailored to their specific needs, complimented by the use of reflexology, acupressure, as well as infrared therapy.

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Nancy B.
Nancy B.
Theresa is wonderful! This was my first experience with a lymphatic drainage massage, and I am so happy I found her! Theresa is calm, soothing and intuitive, and she has amazing healing hands. The swelling and discomfort I had been feeling prior to my visit have been greatly relieved. I will definitely be back! Thank you!
Chris Ertz
Chris Ertz
Theresa makes the entire process stress-free and enjoyable. She's extremely knowledgable in the field and will leave you feeling better than when you arrived. If anyone is experiencing pain or discomfort, I recommend giving her a call!
antionette mcgaha
antionette mcgaha
My feet hurt after a long day of walking and the normal work activities. I had two rounds of the feet therapy back to back. Since then my feet feel great no pain or discomfort. I recommend anyone having aches and pain to try the services it worked wonders for me. Thanks Theresa I appreciate you
Justin Short
Justin Short
For almost a year I was having swelling and pain in my body. It was to the point that every movement was met with discomfort. After three sessions at Bodhi Tree I have had great improvement. The infrared treatment really made a difference in the level of stiffness in my hands and legs. I didn't realize how much discomfort I was in until I found myself sleeping during the massage. The treatment and professionalism was outstanding. I would give this 10 stars.
Saba Houshmand
Saba Houshmand
Theresa made my first experience with lymphatic massage absolutely wonderful. She listened and explained everything clearly. The space was quiet and clean and super relaxing. She was very gentle and I felt like I could have fallen asleep. I’m definitely going back!
Deena Cano
Deena Cano
I have been seeing Theresa weekly for 5 months now. I had seen 2 lymphatic drainage massage therapists before her who just weren’t right for me. Theresa is professional, conscientious, and caring. Her prices are very reasonable and her massages are sooooo relaxing. When I first started seeing her my lymph system was sluggish and stuck and I experienced swelling and pain. It’s flowing again and I’m so thrilled to have found her!
Maria Galvan
Maria Galvan
Theresa was absolutely amazing! Every moment from walking in the door, to my last session was lovely. She has a magic touch. Serenity surrounds her aura. Thank you again! I will be back and bringing my sister with me! Unforgettable experience for sure :)
Patricia Sierra-Calderon
Patricia Sierra-Calderon
My first visit and received massage from Teresa and I am so thankful, that I found her. So happy with the results. Thank you
Darien Holloway
Darien Holloway
Ive been dealing with lymphedema for the past 15 years and had no success keeping the swelling down. I went to Bhodi Tree to get leg compressions and the results were amazing! My leg looks like a normal leg again! It feels really good to be able to wear shorts with confidence and not have people staring. Thank you Theresa and I look forward to seeing how good my leg can get!

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Request a quote for your lymphatic drainage massage and additional infrared pain therapy sessions, or take your pick.





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*$20 per treatment area


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At The Bodhi Tree Holistic Health Solutions, we strive to ensure our clients benefit from a holistic and customized approach that incorporates lymphatic drainage massage and infrared therapy to support the body’s natural healing process.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Gentle, rhythmic massage that flushes toxic waste and inflammation from the tissue and alleviates fluid retention
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Additional Infrared Therapy

Red light therapy uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to treat medical and cosmetic conditions. It sends low-intensity red and near-infrared light deep into the body’s cells to stimulate healing. It is non-invasive, painless, non-toxic, and safe for all skin types.
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The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Massage and Infrared Therapy

Effective relief for edema and lymphedema, a stronger immune system, enhanced skin health, tension and stress relief, and assistance for healing before and after surgery.

Anyone can get a lymphatic drainage massage to support and enhance their immune system. Conditions include pre- and post-surgical, autoimmune disorders (CFS, fibromyalgia, etc.), lymphatic disorders (lymphedema, lipedema, venous edema), Lyme disease, general edema, blocked lymph nodes, and skin issues.

No, manual lymphatic drainage is a safe yet gentle rhythmic massage that has more of a relaxing effect and just enough pressure to promote lymph flow.

Frequent urination, bowel movement, headache, and fatigue.

Infrared therapy increases blood and lymph circulation and increases oxygenation to the cells. It promotes healing, pain relief, weight loss, skin purification detoxification, and muscle tension alleviation.

No, infrared therapy is a painless, non-invasive, and natural way to address pain and circulation.

The Lymphatic system is a subsystem of the circulatory system that contains vessels nodes and that allow for the circulation of lymph flow, similar to that of the circulatory system. The purpose of the Lymphatic system is to:

*Return protein and water back to the cardiovascular system to maintain fluid levels

*Produce Lymphocytes in the bone marrow which are circulate throughout the body and lymph nodes to helps the body fight off infection and disease

*Recognizes and respond to foreign cells, microbes, and cancer cells (strengthen immune function)

Infrared Light Therapy is an innovative therapy used for the management of acute and chronic pain. Infrared Light Therapy triggers the release of Nitric Oxide from blood vessel and blood cells.  Nitric Oxide causes vasodilation, (widening of the blood vessels) that significantly improves blood flow which lessens pain, promotes new tissue growth, and helps nerves to begin to carry sensation again.

Helps those affected by:
1)PAIN-joint, arthritic, muscle injury
2)Inflammation & Swelling
3)Nerve & Neuropathy Pain
4)Accelerate Healing Post Surgery
5)Improve Skin Condition
6)Muscle Recovery

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