If you suffer from the discomfort of fibrocystic breasts, lymphedema or post-mastectomy regenerative tissue - such as scars, stretch marks or wrinkles... …“ALT” may be just what you need.
I recently spoke with Dawn Stoner, MSOTR/L, CLT from WholeSoul Wellness in York, PA about her XP2 machine and just what it can do to help the lymph system specific to breast and overall health. Assisted Lymphatic Therapy (ALT) is a non-invasive, painless, calm and relaxing treatment that stimulates the lymph vessels and breaks up congestion in the lymphatic system allowing it to drain and flow effectively. Unlike, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) which requires a hands-on rigorous process by a therapist of squeezing the lymph through the lymphatic pathways, ALT uses a combination of vibration, light and gentle electrical waves to break up the toxins in the vessels allowing the system to perform its normal cleansing function.
Just one session of ALT can have the equivalent effect of 8-10 manual lymphatic massages, but without the consuming time and energy needed during a rigorous massage process.
Your ALT session will leave you feeling calm and rejuvenated - as if you have just had a light touch massage!
How does it work?
While comfortably lying down your ALT technician will place two wands in specific areas where lymph flows and may be congested in your body. By using the vibration, light and
electrical waves, each wand is moved in slow, subtle, sweeping motions across the surface of the skin. You feel a light pulsing only as the wands are moved around. The system sends the pulses 2-1/2” deep into the skin reacting with the lymph vessels and breaking up any congestion that resides in them.
The process is safe, painless and relaxing in half the time and effort of MLD.
How many sessions does it take to work?
The effects of ALT can be felt immediately, but you are encouraged to do more than just one session to really release lymph congestion in your body. If you are in need of a good lymph detoxification you may require anywhere from 4 to 8 sessions to accomplish your goal of freeing up lymph and providing your body with relief. The proposed frequency of sessions initially is about once a week for most programs, but you can go 2 times a week for up to 10 weeks on conditions, like lymphedema. The average price of a single session is $100 and should last about 75 minutes. At Whole Soul York your condition or need will be assessed up front and a program of sessions will be recommended that will cost less per session making an extended treatment plan more affordable.
How do I prepare for ALT?
Be well hydrated prior to your session(s). Dress comfortably and be sure to plan rest afterwards. Depending on the level of your congestion and the frequency used by the equipment during your session, you may feel some fatigue afterwards but no muscle soreness, bruising, painful or lasting side effects will be felt.
Is ALT for everyone?
Since ALT uses a direct-to-body contact method, it is best not used if you have an open or newly healing wound. It is not recommended for women who are or might be pregnant. Those with pacemakers will need to consider MLD only as ALT may interfere with cardiac pacing devices.
Are you curious about ALT and wonder if it may be the extra assistance your body needs - in addition to your lymph brush - for overall health?
You can check out more about ALT and what other benefits it may offer by contacting Dawn Stoner directly or by going to wholesoulyork.com for more information.
The information provided to you here is not aimed to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The information is shared with you for educational purposes only and to incentivize you to do your own research in determining your own individual optimal health pathway.