LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure And rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.
.By promoting fluid circulation and decongesting the lymph nodes, manual lymphatic drainage helps boost the immune system and detoxify the body. Manual lymphatic drainage can help treat a wide range of health conditions and illnesses (see below).
Arthritis (even during flare ups)
Breast surgery (segmental, simple or total mastectomy)
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Dermatological conditions (e.g. eczema, psoriasis)
Headaches or migraines
Musculoskeletal pains and conditions
Oedema (e.g. lymphoedema, oedema/swelling during pregnancy)
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Pre-surgery (to soften and relax tissues to be operated on)
Post-surgery (to reduce healing times and scar tissue formation, and reduce chance of infection)
Sports injuries (e.g. bruises, sprains and even fractures (in acute stage) where remedial massage is not indicated)
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