The Lymphatic System


Many wonder about the importance of their immune system and what their lymphatic system is all about. Most of our immune system is harvested within our lymphatic fluid, which is throughout the body with a great concentration in the digestive system. We have clusters of lymph nodes that are our working centers for our lymphatic system and help move fluid from muscle or organs. Congested or stagnant lymph fluid can result in inflammation we feel as a tight muscle, bloating in the digestive tract, congested sinuses or malaise. If there are recurrent infections, muscle spasms or the body just feels run down, that is an indication some fluid needs to be moved along that congestion.

Our inter web of connective tissue is fascia, which connects various muscle groups and is a critical component of muscular movement, but also lymph fluid. Our fascia intertwines between all our organs, muscles and can be easily damaged from trauma, which can be from physical injuries, surgery, emotional or mental stressors. Humans have habitual physical habits that can contribute to tight fascia and congested lymph fluid, thus resulting in that chronic tight neck, shoulders or back—especially from daily computer work. Myofascial release can help alleviate that tightness.

What does lymphatic fluid and lymphatic therapy have to do with fascia?
Lymphatic fluid is within and around all fascia in the body, as its job is to help clean any toxins, cellular debris or any of the “bad” stuff that makes its way into our body.

Our newest lymphatic practitioner, Nick Talbot, addresses these chronic concerns with a variety of techniques to help alleviate this congestion—especially having an impact on muscular, digestive, pelvic and neurological health. If someone has a chronic health issue and inflammation, the combination of myofascial release and lymphatic drainage is key to helping one’s body promote healing and balance. This therapeutic technique is different than traditional massage but has an impact on every human system. Nick is certified in the use of a frequency-based lymphatic enhancement machine to help get the fluid activated deeper in the body—especially for the gut, liver, kidneys and the brain.

What can one expect from a lymphatic drainage and lymphatic enhancement therapy session?
From activating the parasympathetic system (rest and digest) which starts the promotion of healing, to alleviating those chronic congested areas. After a session, you may feel refreshed or you may feel groggy and need to nap. There is promotion of healing with whatever one’s body is ready to do. Maintaining hydration and limiting diuretics (e.g., caffeine) before and after the session is important. Any advanced or chronic health conditions should be shared with Nick before the service.

How often should one receive therapy?
That can range based on health conditions or diagnosis, from weekly to monthly or even quarterly. Nick will evaluate and configure a treatment plan that best addresses your specific health goals. Re-evaluation is completed after a series of treatments.

Boosting immune function by helping white blood cells do their job is a vital aspect of lymphatic therapy. Myofascial release and lymphatic therapy go hand-in-hand to allow the proper clearing of tissue to promote wellness to the highest degree.


  • Pregnancy
  • Blood clots that are untreated
  • COPD
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Any unknown growths (further testing needed to be cleared for treatment)


Nick Talbot BS, CLT, LMT