Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body.
Lymphatic circulation plays a very important role in our body. This is the component of the immune system that helps fluids and toxins leave the body through respiration, perspiration and excretion. Lymphatic drainage massage treatment is a delicate form of massage that uses relaxing oils and specific massage techniques to stimulate the body’s lymphatic system. The treatment helps reduce muscle tension, improve metabolism of the body, and boost one's immune system.
Fluids in the lymphatic system help remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up and/or stagnate. Lymphatic drainage massage can benefit people with lymphedema, fibromyalgia, and other conditions.
While the heart continuously pumps blood through the blood vessels, the lymphatic system relies on the movement of smooth muscles to transport fluid through the lymph vessels.
Health conditions can interrupt the normal flow of lymph, causing lymph fluid to build up in a particular area of the body, often in the arms or legs, where it can causing swelling. This condition is called lymphedema.
People can develop lymphedema as a result of infections, cancer treatments that involve the removal of lymph nodes, and any condition that damages the lymphatic system.
Lymphatic massage can reduce swelling and improve circulation throughout the lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage usually forms part of a treatment program called decongestive lymphatic therapy (DLT).
Decongestive lymphatic therapy for lymphedema includes:
- lymphatic drainage massage
- compression garments
- skin care
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