What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage used for?

This massage is a technique that involves the use of long, gentle strokes aimed at resorting the lymphatic drainage systems optimal function.  Our lymphatic system is more like the body’s cleaning system, so if vessels, nodes and organs are not working properly, lymphatic fluid and toxins can build up in your tissues putting your body at risk of developing certain diseases.  

Lymphatic drainage massage can be an excellent choice of aftercare treatment from surgery. As the importance of preventing the build-up and solidification of lymph fluid will leave a more seamless and less restricted scar.  The appearance of bruising, swelling, stiffness, shoot pain and soreness can be reduced.

Swelling in the arms and legs will which is coursed by lymphedema. Lymphedema happens when your tissues retail fluid left behind after your cardiovascular system sends blood to your tissues and organs.  The remaining fluid is called lymph.  Normally, your lymphatic system collects the lymph and returns it to your heart via a network of lymph vessels and lymph nodes.  When something disrupts your lymphatic systems process, lymph collects in your arms and legs, making them swell.  Our massage therapist uses this massage technique to move lymph from your tissues to your lymph nodes, which ease the swelling in your tissues, and also reduces the appearance of bruising and scars.

The Fluid retention can happy to all of us whether you have had surgery or not, Lymphatic Drainage massage can help people that are suffering from poor circulation, tiredness, headaches to weight gain. 

When and how long before I see results?

To gain the best results from your recovery, lymphatic drainage can be done as soon as one week after surgery, a noticeable difference will be experienced soon after one session but to get the full benefit, we recommended to have six or more sessions in quick succession.

Do I need a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

If you have just had surgery or are suffering from

  • Bad circulation
  • Tiredness
  • Run Down
  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Sinus infection
  • Depression

And don’t forget your lymphatic system helps heal your body, so this massage will help

  • Prevent the build-up of unwanted toxins
  • Decreases infection
  • Reduce swelling
  • Bruising and scarring.

Then not only will lymphatic drainage massage clear your lymphatic fluids but give pure relaxation as well.

The Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Our lymphatic system is vital to healing and helping our bodies fight infection and disease. There are so many benefits to having LDM, here are just a few.

  • Reduce water retention and bloating
  • Reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Boosts immune system
  • Aids detoxification
  • Promotes relaxation and stress- relief
  • Improves skin health and clarity
  • Aids in post-surgery healing and scar reduction
  • Restores equilibrium
  • Decreases infection rate
  • Facilitates healing
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Reduces pain

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