Have you explored lymphatic drainage massage but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? We at Lympha Rx would like to provide you here comprehensive information regarding lymphatic massage, its many benefits, and many more.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage VS. Traditional Massage Therapy
Since we began offering Lymphatic Drainage Massage, also known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage, at our clinic, we have had several inquiries from customers wanting to know how MLD differs from typical therapeutic massage. Surprisingly, it’s not what most people imagine when they hear the word “massage.”
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a highly effective massage technique. It uses to shift stagnant or excessive lymph fluid (edema) caused by trauma or surgery. Furthermore, it has the potential to improve the function of the lymphatic system, part of the immune system.
What is the Lymphatic System?
The lymphatic system is a component of two major body systems: blood circulation and the immune system. If we are worried about either of these, we should also take good care of our lymphatic tissues.
Also, tonsils, adenoids, spleen, thymus, and bone marrow are essential lymphatic system components.
What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Lymphatic drainage massage, often known as manual lymphatic drainage, is a medical massage that treats lymphedema, a condition in which lymphatic fluid accumulates due to blocked or ineffective drainage.
Lymphatic massage seeks to increase lymph fluid flow, which should alleviate edema. Massaging a non-swollen area will allow fluid to move to those portions from more packed locations. It can attain its objectives due to the following qualities:
No Oil or Lotion Used
- The therapist does not use any oil or lotion to allow the practitioner to keep the precise motions without sliding over the skin.
- Lymphatic drainage massage therapists, on the other hand, will always begin a lymphatic session focusing on the neck. And this is because lymphatic fluid empties into the circulatory system here. The lymph nodes, arteries, and capillaries are stimulated precisely across the patient’s body.
Pressure On & Off Phases
- Your body moves lymphatic fluid via its vessels at the rate of one pulse per second. The goal of manual lymphatic drainage is to mimic this wave-like movement. The MLD therapist does this by gently applying and then releasing pressure to the body in the direction of lymph flow. This movement carries multiple passes through the impacted areas. These smooth motions are what give the therapy its calming reputation.
Indications & Contraindications of Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a mild massage technique that is reported to be beneficial after:
- Plastic surgery
- Node removal
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- General relaxation
- Orthopedic injury
Lymphatic Drainage Massage should not be used in the following scenarios, as with any other massage technique:
- Acute infection
- Inflammation or fever
- Cancer, tumor, lumps
- Cardiac issues
- Acute renal failure
- Removed spleen
Book the Best Lymphatic Drainage Massage At Lympha Rx Now!
We specialize in lymphatic drainage massage to increase fluid metabolism for post-surgical treatment and other health concerns at Lympha Rx. The therapy can hasten to healing, improve skin elasticity and suppleness, and aid in the reduction of surgical scars.
Contact us now to learn more or to schedule an appointment!