Manual Lymphatic Drainage
“Superficial technique with a deep effect”
Lymphatic massage is a technique which involves very gentle pressure used to mobilise and drain the lymphatic waste fluids from the damaged area. Lymphatic massage helps to reduce lymphedema.
- Swollen legs/arms due to fluid retention
- Postsurgical swelling
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Depression & Anxiety
- Hormonal & emotional imbalance
- Acute inflammation
- Malignant tumors
- Major heart problems
Duration - 30 to 90 minutes depending on the condition being treated.
Role of lymphatic system
The major role of lymphatic system is to collect excess fluid from the tissues, purify it and return it to vascular system. The leaked out fluid from blood vessels is collected through lymphatic system, if fails to drain these excess fluids; they can accumulate, cause swelling and create infection. If lymphatic system gets compromised, germs such as bacteria, viruses & fungi can get develop causing illness. The lymphatic system drains the fluid into lymph nodes.
Benefits of MLD
- Helps to fight disease and viruses
- Remove toxins and waste products
- Reduce swelling
- Filter lymph fluid and your blood