Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Gentle massage for the lymphatic system

Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle form of massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body.  The aim is to reduce swelling caused by fluid build-up, encourage removal of wastes and toxins from the body and to support the immune system.  The aim of treatment is to encourage the release of excess lymphatic fluid that can be retained in your tissues and to move this fluid towards your lymph nodes, where it will be reabsorbed into your blood stream and then eliminated via the usual waste management processes. 

Lymphatic drainage massage is often used to treat lymphedema, which is a type of swelling that can happen in injuries or when lymphatic tissue is surgically removed, such as when people are recovering from breast cancer surgery.  It is also suggested to assist in the management of lipidemia, which is a medical condition where excess fat accumulates and blocks normal lymphatic circulation, causing swelling, pain and reduced movement, even when a regimen of exercise and a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, complex carbs and proteins is maintained.

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