Manual lymphatic drainage also referred to as a Lymphatic Massage is a superficial, gentle massage technique performed by a specially trained lymphatic therapist. The aim of a lymphatic massage is to speed up the removal of toxins and wastes that build up in your lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage massage aims to increase the performance of your lymphatic & circulatory systems. This type of massage increases your circulatory and lymphatic system capabilities to move the build-up of swelling, edema & toxins.
Lymphatic massage can also aid in the recovery after surgery or an injury by reducing the swelling and improving the musculoskeletal system. Lymphatic massage also improves skin appearance and elasticity.
What is the lymphatic system?
The lymphatic system is a group of delicate vessels, organs & tissue that has a unique circulatory system. They remove the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials, helping the immune system. Also, its functioning is important for maintaining blood pressure, blood volume & fluids volume.
What are the benefits of Lymphatic Massage?
Since a lymphatic massage helps to improve circulation, there are many widespread benefits. This includes decreasing swelling and edema, increasing your metabolic rate, reduce cellulite, increase hydration & cellular nutrition.
Why would I get a lymphatic drainage massage?
There are many different reported conditions that would benefit from lymphatic drainage massage the most common are:
- Swelling or edema
- Painful cellulitis
- Digestive Conditions
- Generalised muscle stiffness
- After liposuction surgery
What are the contraindications for lymphatic drainage massage?
- Cancer (untreated or active)
- Acute inflammatory or infection (Fever)
- Cardiac edema, Renal dysfunction
- Varicose veins & thrombosis
Is lymphatic massage painful?
No. Lymphatic drainage massage is a soft and gentle superficial massage that does not cause pain or bruising.
Does lymphatic drainage lose weight?
No, but it can reduce the excess fluids, eliminates toxins and speeds up metabolism, contributing to weight loss.
What to expect after the first session of lymphatic drainage?
The feeling of relaxation, feeling the body lighter, improving skin appearance, pain reduction, apparent measure reduction & increased digestive and urinary metabolism.
How many lymphatic massages can I do per week?
The ideal is to receive one lymphatic massage per week.