Lymphatic drainage is a technique used to gently work and stimulate the lymphatic system, to assist in reduction of localised swelling.
The lymphatic system is a network of slow moving vessels in the body that carries cellular waste toward the liver, to be filtered and removed. Lymph also carries lymphocytes, and other immune system agents.
Lymphatic drainage is a gentle, rhythmical massage treatment performed by a specially trained lymphatic massage therapist to stimulate the circulation of lymph fluid around the body.
This physical stimulation helps to rapidly speed up the removal of wastes and toxins from a sluggish lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage can also aid in the prevention of swelling after injury or surgery. It may even provide a significant boost to your immune system.
Some of the conditions that may benefit from lymphatic drainage include:
- Chronic fluid retention in legs or arms.
- Swelling of a limb: pre or post-surgery.
- Fibromyalgia & Lupus
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome