As seen in Massage Magazine

1. Perform a total body evaluation.
Always start the session with a total body evaluation to determine if there are lines of tension in the body that are creating restrictive barriers to lymphatic flow.
If lines of tension are found, then treat with a total body balancing technique. Such a technique helps release lines of tension in the upper and lower extremities, cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen and pelvis that could be compromising the drainage pathway of the primary area of complaint.
2. Balance the four transverse diaphragms.
The transverse diaphragms (pelvic floor, respiratory diaphragm, thoracic inlet and tentorium cerebella) are all droppable-1548264087523oriented horizontally and, when restricted, can impede lymph flow, as well as other vital structures that impact blood (artery or vein), nerve and energy flow. To ensure unimpeded fluid flow, it is imperative to make sure these diaphragms are functioning correctly.