Lymphatic Draining Massage

Lymphatic drainage

What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage

This massage has been around for about 100 years pioneered by Emil Vodder who developed these techniques after suffering poor health. It works very well combining other diet and exercise techniques to help your body.

The lymphatic system plays a vital role in the function of the immune system, as it works throughout your body in your cells and tissues.

Lymphedema occurs when your tissues hold on to fluid remaining after your cardiovascular system has sent blood to your tissues and organs.  Ordinarily, this remaining fluid, lymph, is collected and returned to your heart via a network of lymph vessels and nodes.  Interruption of this normal process leads to lymph collecting in your arms and legs which swell. This can be very painful and restrict general movement.

How it works

Lymphatic massage also called manual lymph drainage is a technique to assist with the treatment of lymphedema, which is an accumulation of fluid that can occur within the body, this can be swelling from medical treatment or illness.

To aid and support your natural processes lymph drainage massage uses techniques to help move this stymied lymph. Using gentle, rhythmic, manipulating massage that helps remove waste and toxins from the body’s tissues through the lymphatic system working in harmony with the lymph vessels and nodes to ease the swelling and can reduce pain.

Many other non-medical and medical oedemas may benefit from this light touch therapy such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, and digestive disorders and it may be useful for sports injuries.

The light touch and slowness of the techniques used in Manual Lymphatic Therapy serve as a relaxing treatment that all can enjoy whilst having a dynamic effect.