Manual Lymphatic Drainage Article

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a therapeutic massage. This massage uses very light pressure in circles and long strokes. The aim of this treatment is to increase the flow of the lymph towards the Lymph nodes. Encouraging the Lymphatic System means encouraging your body’s immune system. The lymph carries toxins and waste products away from your tissues and Lymphatic System to the lymph nodes where it is then filtered back into the circulatory system. Lymph Nodes are like filter stations, present throughout the Lymphatic System. Its main purpose is purifying and fighting pathogenic agents. In addition, not only does it remove waste products, also carries oxygen, blood cells and nutrients to tissues throughout the body.

The oedema or fluid retention could appear when the Lymphatic System is not able to filtrate these areas or is not working to its optimum level.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a really good treatment for people who are suffering from fluid retention, scar tissue or Swelling (oedema) post-surgery, Lymphoedema, Stress, Fibromyalgia, Skin disorders, Migraine, Acne, Gut conditions, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Cellulitis among others.

*The main benefits of this therapy are:
– regulates the water balance of your body
– improves the functioning of both lymphatic and circulatory system
– lowers the blood pressure
– enhances both kidney and immune system functioning

Lymphatic drainage is a really gentle, flowing and deeply relaxing that improves the person’s general state of health, it is contraindicated in the following cases:

1. Acute inflammation
2. Acute infection
3. Cancer
4. Heart Conditions
5. Undiagnosed Conditions