Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic drainage is a specialised manual technique to aid tissue recovery after a cosmetic operation such as liposuction, surgical enlargements and reductions to waist lines, breasts, thighs and buttocks, face and neck lifts. It reduces fluid retension and swelling which often occurs naturally in the ankles, and lower legs from poor circulation. The lymph system exists to improve the body's natural immunity and immune response to bacteria and other microrganisms, and ensures essential proteins are returned to the blood.
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.
Manual lymphatic drainage uses a very gentle pressure movement across the skin to help lymph drainage. The technique can be used in combination with another massage, such as Aromatherapy 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 condition with Steve who will advise the best duration.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage can help you with:
- Excessive Tissue Fluid (oedema) e.g. swollen ankles and lower legs
- Post-Operative Recovery - e.g. cosmetic enhancements to breasts, buttocks, knee replacements and surgical procedures to joints.
- Poor Immune Response to Infections