What is Lymphatic Drainage
Lymphatic drainage is a gentle, non-invasive oil-free technique that is applied directly to the skin. Developed in the 1930’s by Dr. Emile Vodder, lymph drainage techniques are applied systematically from the central lymph nodes to the extremities. The pressure of touch is extremely light to ensure activation of the superficial lymph capillaries just under the skin.
How does lymphatic drainage work
Detox your body
The lymphatic system may be viewed as a giant waste removal plant. It eliminates excess water, proteins, long chain fatty acids, pathogens, toxins and cellular debris from the connective tissues.
Once removed, waste laden lymph is filtered through a series of one way lymph vessels and nodes to clean and filter the lymph before returning it to the blood stream for further purification.
Lymphatic drainage is beneficial for anyone wishing to drain stagnant fluids, regenerate tissues, filter toxins and debris, stimulate detoxification and maintain a healthy immune system. It is an essential adjunct to any detoxification programme.
Recovery from injury and surgery
Following injury or surgery a range of inflammatory responses occur, and the lymphatic system slows in order to repair damaged tissues. Lymphatic drainage encourages recovery from injury by removing cellular debris, toxins and inflammatory mediators away from the area. It reduces pain associated with inflammation, swelling and loss of mobility, and promotes the healthy formation of scar tissue.
In the case of chronic fluid retention (edema), fluids may begin to stagnate and cellular function may be impaired. In this instance the aim of lymphatic drainage is to keep the fluids moving in order to prevent further deterioration and fibrosis of the tissues. If left untreated a hardening of tissues and subsequent accumulation of fluid may occur.
Lymphatic drainage encourages recovery from injury by removing cellular debris, toxins and inflammatory mediators away from the area. It reduces pain associated with inflammation, swelling and loss of mobility, and promotes the healthy formation of scar tissue.
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