Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Drainage is a style of massage that works specifically with the lymphatic system to reduce swelling and accelerate the removal of waste and toxins through the system.
What is the Lymphatic System?
The lymphatic system is part of the immune system, it's role is to prevent and help fight infection, it is made up of a network of lymphatic vessels and nodes that carry a fluid called lymph around the body, where it absorbs broken down old cells, waste and toxins.
The lymph always moves up through the body, passing through lymph nodes where it is filtered then continues to move up to the two main lymphatic ducts by our clavicles (collar bones) where it is again filtered and taken into the bloodstream.
The lymphatic system does not have its own pump, so instead relies on the movement of our muscles to assist with pumping up to the lymphatic ducts. If your movement has been restricted or you have recently had surgery and your lymph needs assistance to move through the body this is the ideal treatment for you.
How does Lymphatic Drainage Massage Help?
Lymphatic massage aims to assist in the movement of the lymph, with gentle strokes working upwards along with the lymphatic system, helping pump through the nodes and up to the lymphatic ducts.
It is particularly helpful when people see excess swelling because of injury or have a sluggish lymphatic system due to inactivity or illness.
It is also important for people who have had lymph nodes removed and need a specially designed lymphatic drainage treatment that moves the lymph in a different direction.
What can Lymphatic Drainage Massage help with?
Post-surgery swelling reduction
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic recurrence of the cold, flu, etc.