Perhaps you received a recommendation to try lymphatic drainage or perhaps you received an advice against it. If you are confused, you might benefit from some of the basic information about this technique:
Lymph is a bodily fluid that flows through lymphatic vessels similar to blood flow through veins. It takes part in the function of our immune system that protects the organism. Here lymphocytes (the white blood cells, leucocytes) play an important role. Additionally the lymphatic vessels drain waste products towards lymphatic nodes that function sort of like “cleaning spots”.
The lymph then flows to the veins within the circuit.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a technique that is used during physical therapy, sports medicine and cosmetic treatments.
It is a technique for treating large skin and tissue surface with intention to establish balance of bodily fluids.
Lymphatic Drainage is a supporting treatment for almost any swelling that occurs after surgeries and is especially recommended for treating arm oedema that often occurs after breast cancer treatment. It also helps after other surgeries, such as: ear, throat, nose and cosmetic surgeries. And after fractures or sprains the oedema will be reduced faster as well. It also helps against “swollen ankles”.
It is also recommended for regulation of blood pressure, for varicose veins (it cannot eliminate them entirely, but it does reduce them), it eases menstrual pain (it reduces its duration and the blood flow). Lymphatic Drainage is a preventive measure for stretch marks, neurosis, tension, stress and general regeneration of the whole organism.
Lymphatic Drainage affects our lymphatic system and helps it clean the organism as well as extracting toxins out of our body. It boosts regenerative processes within our organism and protects against illnesses. Namely, with supporting the defence system of the body it enables us to have fewer problems with flus, sore throat and various virosis.