Janette M. Ahrndt
Masters in Physical Therapy
Mayo School of Health Sciences, Rochester, MN
9419 Coppertop Loop NE
New Motion Physical Therapy
Bainbridge Island, WA
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Methods and Modalities
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) is a method of gentle manual techniques to assist the body in recirculating fluids. The health of the lymphatic system is critical for proper cell function, draining stagnant fluids, detoxification, regeneration of tissues, filtering of toxins and foreign matter, and maintenance of the immune system.
Utilizing LDT, practitioners achieve profound, precise results in a shorter period of time when compared to other lymph drainage techniques because LDT addresses the specific rhythm, direction, depth, and quality of the lymphatic flow.
Key Benefits of LDT
Reduce swelling and lymphedema
Detoxify the body
Relieve chronic inflammation (as in acne, eczema and allergies)
Stimulate immune system for preventative and therapeutic effects
Reduce Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia symptoms
Relieve chronic pain
Alleviate adiposis and cellulite tissue
Reduce voluntary and involuntary muscle spasms
Relaxation to aid insomnia, depression, stress, memory loss and loss of vitality
LDT was created by Bruno Chikly, MD, D.O. (hon.) Dr. Chikly graduated from the medical school at Saint Antoine Hospital in France. His general medicine internship included training in endocrinology, surgery, neurology, and psychiatry. He has trained extensively in many manual and osteopathic disciplines.
Dr. Chikly is an educator and author who conducts workshops and lectures around the world. His book, Silent Waves: Theory and Practice of Lymph Drainage Techniques- With Applications for Lymphedema, Chronic Pain and Inflammation, is the first comprehensive text in North America on the lymphatic system and lymphedema.
I feel I’ve gotten my life back. - ML
Thank you for giving me hope. You have helped me heal in so many ways.--JP
Janette’s physical therapy treatments are the most relaxing and healing I’ve experienced. - RP
I appreciate how Janette cares not only for my physical symptoms but for my whole being. She looks beyond the surface pain. -TS
One session was all it took to cure a chronic shoulder injury that had bothered me for 11 years! -TW