Project Description

Lymphatic Drainage Services in Hamilton

A modality that encourages the natural drainage of the lymph, carrying waste products away from the tissues toward the heart. The use of very light pressure and rhythmic circular movements stimulate lymph flow. Therapists utilize this type of massage to maintain proper immune system function and reduce inflammation in the body.

Who provides this style of massage?

Our Registered Massage Therapist, Kathleen Burns, and our Complementary Health Care Practitioner, Katie Keyte, provide the following treatment. It can be provided individually as a stand-alone therapy or in any combination. You can book with them here.

Relaxing, healing and balancing, manual lymphatic drainage is a specialised massage that targets and detoxifies the lymphatic system that runs throughout our bodies. This treatment has a lighter pressure than deep tissue massage. It focuses only on our lymphatic map, including your legs, back, face, feet, arms, upper chest, and abdomen. Supported by pillows and covered in a comfortable blanket, you will start your treatment laying on your stomach. The massage begins with your legs and back first. Then you will turn and rest on your back for the rest of your massage. Your entire treatment includes unique, essential oil blends of your choosing, which will increase relaxation and the benefits of your massage.

Our lymphatic system is a big part of our immune system that defends against and filters bacteria and viruses, which is why keeping your lymph moving is beneficial for your overall health.

A lymphatic massage will help to move the lymphatic fluid “lymph” that carries waste into the bloodstream and removes it from your system. This means we are helping to remove the toxins the lymphatic system stores and effectively decongesting and moving any fluid or waste in the system that has slowed or is stagnant.

Remember, after your lymphatic drainage massage, the best thing is lots of rest, relaxation, and fluids. Your entire system will continue to benefit from this treatment, so light meals more often rather than one or two big meals are best for the day of your massage. Also, avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for the next day or two is advised to let your treatment continue to heal and detox your body.

Collaborative Care

Our practitioners work collaboratively with all the other healthcare practitioners in the clinic, including physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists, naturopaths, chiropodists, and other specialists in order to best manage your health needs. Please inquire for more information.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage Can Help With:

  • Increase Circulation

  • Increase Energy

  • Reduce Inflammation & Swelling

  • Relieve Pain

  • Calm the Nervous System

  • Immune System Support

Kathleen’s Treatment Specialties:

  • Muscle Aches

  • Headaches

  • Joint Pain & Restrictions

  • Limited Range of Motion

  • Digestive Discomfort

  • Pre & Postnatal Discomfort

  • Lymphatic Drainage

Katie’s Treatment Specialties:

  • Lymphatic Drainage

  • Aromatherapy

  • BACH Flower Therapy

  • Reflexology

Practitioners Offering Lymphatic Drainage Services

Kathleen Burns

Registered Massage Therapist

Massage Therapy has been present in Kathleen’s life in numerous forms and in varying degrees of influence. It was first introduced to her when used in conjunction with Physiotherapy treatment as a young teenager. This in-depth and holistic approach to medicine sparked Kathleen’s interest in a career within the realm of Health Sciences.
While studying Kinesiology at Western University, Kathleen became familiarized with the various career paths available for a Kinesiologist. Her interest in working with clients in a hands-on environment has led to her becoming a Registered Massage Therapist.

Having graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in 2014, Kathleen has thoroughly enjoyed being directly involved in the therapeutic effect of alternative medicine.

In June of 2020, Kathleen completed coursework to become a Certified Aromatherapist and enjoys incorporating aromatherapy into her massages when requested.

Book With Kathleen

Katie Keyte

Complementary Health Care Practitioner (Aromatherapy, Advanced Reflexology, & BACH Flower Therapy)
Katie Keyte is a Complementary Health Care Practitioner (CHCP) with certifications and diplomas in multiple modalities. Completing her CHCP program in 2006 with high honours, her designations are Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Bach Flower Registered Practitioner and Certified Advanced Reflexologist. Katie has specialized certification in many types of massage including lymphatic drainage and completion of many additional complementary courses such as women’s health, therapeutic touch, differential diagnosis and more. 
Katie’s practice priority and philosophy are based on exemplary client care and meeting the specific needs of each individual person. Katie believes that everyone is important and deserves the highest quality, safest and most professional treatment possible. Making people happy and helping her clients to heal, relax, balance and restore is her lifelong passion! With Katie as your practitioner, it’s all about you!
Katie is a professional member of the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists and the Bach Centre in England and is committed to continuing education and life-long learning as she knows there is always more to share and ways to improve treatment and care with the best and latest proven research developments. 
Katie considers treating you a privilege and honour and is truly thrilled to help you with your health goals. She believes that no matter what, anything is possible for you!
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