The lymphatic system is the frontline in the body's defense mechanisms. It filters out disease-causing organisms, such as viruses and bacteria; distributes fluids and nutrients in the body; and, drains excess fluids and protein so that tissues do not swell. However, the lymphatic system has no central pump. Its movement is dependent on muscular contraction, breathing, and manual manipulation, such as massage.

In Aesthetic VideoSource's new Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy instructional DVD series, expert massage therapist and instructor, Meade Steadman, demonstrates step by step how to provide lymphatic drainage massage therapy. This massage aids lymphatic drainage, increasing lymph flow by as much as 20%.
In this instructional DVD series, Steadman shows the strokes used in lymphatic massage and demonstrates a routine for providing manual lymphatic drainage to promote lymphatic flow. In Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy: Face & Neck , the demonstration focuses on the face and neck. Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy: Body features a massage dedicated to the body.

In both volumes, Steadman discusses the lymphatic system in detail, including the lymph vessels, organs, and nodes. He discusses lymphatic flow, the benefits and contraindications of lymphatic massage, and post-treatment recommendations.

"Go slowly, tuning in with the client's pulse and rhythm. Only a gentle touch is needed to promote lymphatic flow and the proper function of this critical system," says Steadman.

"Meade de-mystifies the lymphatic system and how to provide this beneficial therapy," says Shirley Erickson Gorospe, president of Aesthetic VideoSource. "His experience as an instructor makes these comprehensive, step-by-step DVDs accessible and enjoyable."

Meade Steadman is a licensed massage therapist and instructor for the Myotherapy College of Utah and the Myotherapy Institute of Massage. He is also the featured expert in other instructional videos which have received many awards and accolades, including Essentials of Swedish Massage , The Art & Practice of Stone Massage , Comprehensive Reflexology and Massage, and Therapeutic Breast Massage.

Aesthetic VideoSource produces and distributes detailed, comprehensive health and spa instructional DVDs, so anyone can properly perform the procedures shown. Aesthetic VideoSource is the forerunner in educational media distribution, with award-winning DVDs and an always-expanding list of offerings to meet the spa and beauty industry's needs.

Contact Info — Each Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy DVD (Face & Neck: 1 Hr. 2 Mins., Body: 2 Hrs. 21 Mins.), can be ordered for $49.95 plus shipping, by calling 1-800-414-2434 or visiting The complete set can be purchased for $80.00, at a savings of 20%.

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