Lymphatic Drainage Massage is designed to improve the functioning of the lymphatic system . It is achieved by gentle, rhythmical movements of the skin to stimulate the contraction of the lymphatic vessels.
By doing lymphatic massage, more metabolic waste products and excess fluid can be removed from the body’s tissues and enter into the lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage can also aids in the prevention of swelling after injury or surgery. As lymphatic system is part of our immune system, lymphatic massage can also help boost our immune system
· Swollen legs or arms due to fluid retention
· Fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome
· Athletic injuries
Lymphatic massage sessions range from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the condition being treated. If you have more than one limb involved , I will highly recommend you have 60-90 mins treatment.
As With healthy collectors the frequency of the lymphangiomotor function is no more than approximately 6 pulses per minute when at rest and approximately 20 pulse per minute when in motion, Most work of lymphatic drainage stroke should be done in a one-second rhythm.
With decompensated cardiac insufficiency, manual lymph drainage is absolutely contraindicated. This means that cardiac edema, or congestive heart failure, must not be treated with manual lymph drainage.
Acute inflammation caused by pathogenic germs is also an absolute contraindication. The germ could be spread by the manual lymph drainage.
Malignant lymphedema caused by active cancer is only relatively contraindicated.