The Benefits of Lymphatic Massage

A lymphatic massage or lymph drainage massage is developed in the 1930s. It is designed to stimulate the body’s lymphatic system.

The lymphatic system depends on muscle contraction from deep breathing, exercise and manual manipulation because it has no central pump.

When a person has a lymphatic massage, only very light pressure is used combined with soft pumping motions in the direction of the lymph nodes. Increased lymph flow removes harmful toxins from tissues. A person’s immune system function is also improved, thus in turn improving metabolism and the body’s ability to eliminate waste and toxins.

Who should have a lymphatic massage?

A lymphatic massage can help people with edema. In people with sports injury, it can help to enhance the tissue regeneration process by keeping the tissue as healthy as possible. People experiencing an inert immune system or lack of energy can also benefit from a lymphatic massage.

Benefits of a Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic massage can help to unblock the lymph system. It works by manually cleansing the lymph system in a clockwise fashion.

Lymphatic massages, when performed correctly, can stimulate the opening of the initial lymphatic and increase the volume of lymph flow by as much as 20 times.

Because lymph cleanses nearly every cell in your body the negative effects of chronic lymph blockages include frequent cold and flu infections, joint pain, headache and migraine, menstrual cramps, arthritis, loss of appetite, fatigue, mood irregularities, depression, acne and cellulite. When the lymph is flowing correctly, cells receive the fresh fluid they need they make the skin look fresh and alive.

Increased lymph flow around a scar induces damaged lymph vessels to heal. Lymph drainage massages are also used in breast cancer cases. Some women who have had their auxiliary lymph nodes removed can sometimes develop edema in their arm.

As long as there is only minor swelling, then a good massage therapist who knows about contraindications and some specific techniques can bring about a lot of benefits.

A person who has just had a lymphatic massage, or any massage for that matter, should drink lots of water to flush away toxins.

Is a lymphatic massage safe

As with all massage therapies, you should always exercise caution. For lymphatic massage specifically, you should consult your doctor first if you have acute inflammation, malignant tumors, thrombosis and major heart problems. To be sure that you get optimal results, seek qualified and trained therapists.