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Lymphatic Drainage and Sauna for Lyme Disease

Apr 30, 2024 09:31AM ● By Cristina Dunbar

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Holistic lymphatic drainage therapy and sauna sessions can enhance recovery from Lyme disease. These treatments aid in detoxification, boost immune function and alleviate symptoms.


Lyme, often camouflaged as other ailments, is primarily transmitted by deer ticks. Early symptoms include distinctive skin rashes and flu-like signs, while advanced stages may bring neurological issues and joint pain. Without timely intervention, it can severely affect the heart and nerves.


Standard Lyme treatments include antibiotics, which are especially potent soon after infection. However, lingering symptoms post-treatment, known as chronic Lyme or post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, remain a challenge. A blend of lymphatic drainage therapy and sauna sessions provides a holistic support system for those battling the disease.


This combination therapy has shown promising outcomes because it aids in detoxifying the body, supports digestive health disrupted by antibiotics, fosters neurological balance, enhances immune function and alleviates inflammation, easing joint discomfort.


Those contracting Lyme disease might well consider lymphatic drainage therapy as a complementary treatment. It is a step toward harnessing the body’s own healing potential, coupled with the therapeutic warmth of sauna sessions.


Cristina Dunbar, LMT, CMLDT, is the owner of Happie Soul Wellness, located at 5000 Lenker St., Ste. 103, in Mechanicsburg. For more information, call 717-254-7250 or visit