Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic drainage is a specialised technique used to improve the body's natural immunity and immune response to bacteria and other microrganisms, and ensure essential proteins are returned to the blood. It also reduces fluid retension or swelling in parts of the body (oedema) which often occurs in the ankles, legs or after an operation such as liposuction, cosmetic enlargements and reductions, and giving birth.
Lymph is a circulatory system for the body's excess tissue fluid and waste products that, unlike the blood circulation, does not have a heart to pump the fluid through the vessels, and so lymph can become stagnant. Lymph cleanses tissue fluid of harmful organisms and is essential to the body's immunity.
I use a very gentle pressure movement across the skin to help lymph drainage. The technique can also be used in combination with another massage, such as Relaxing Massage, or Remedial Massage, which will also improve the flow of lymph along with improving the blood circulation.
Extended treatment times allow for more extensive areas to be covered. Please discuss your scenario with Steve who will advise the best duration for your condition.