Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage has a powerful cleansing, relaxing, pain relieving and immunological effects. In its manual form, it is a gentle, flowing, rhythmic massage.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is used primarily to promote the optimal functioning of the lymphatic vessels that lead to the circulatory system. Manual Lymphatic Drainage techniques facilitate the removal of metabolic wastes, excess water, toxins, bacteria, large protein molecules and foreign substances from tissue via the initial lymph vessels and the venous capillaries.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage relaxes the sympathetic nervous system, reduces pain, and enhances the activity of the immune system. It is effective in the teatment of a wide variety of problems including oedema, skin disorders, headache, sinus congestion, sprains and aches, stress, digestive disorders, and before and after surgery to remove tissue congestion and minimize scar formation. It is particularly useful as part of post-masectomy therapy, to reduce oedema and fibrosis and to relieve pain and tension.
Most of us have sluggish lymhpatic systems due to Western culture’s diet of highly processed food. For this reason anyone can benefit from lymph drainage as part of a general detoxification programme. It can improve energy, increase cellular oxygenation and nourishment as well as build immunity.
Manual Lyphatic Drainage is extremely gentle and feels wonderful and relaxing. This is due to the slow, gentle rhythmic motions applied. These techniques stimulate the movement of lymph through the lymph vessels.