Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage has a powerful cleansing, relaxing, pain relieving and immunological effects. It is a very gentle, flowing, rhythmic massage that is used to promote the optimal functioning of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system plays a vital role in the body by regulating the immune system which protects the body against disease and infection. It transports nutrients to the cells and eliminates metabolic waste, toxins, bacteria, large protein molecules, foreign substances and excess fluids from the body. Stimulating the lymphatic system through manual lymphatic drainage will activate all of the above functions encouraging a very powerful detoxification and cell regeneration.
Western culture's diet of highly processed foods and sedentary lifestyle, stress the lymphatic system with excess wastes and toxins. Coupled with this and not enough fluid intake, most of us have sluggish lymphatic systems. For this reason, anyone can benefit from lymph drainage as part of general detoxification program.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is particularly useful as a part of post-surgery therapy, to reduce oedema and fibrosis and to relieve pain and tension.
The benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage are numerous and can be experienced with the following conditions:
- Pre/Post operative cases, in particular where lymph nodes have been removed, such as post cancer where the lymphatic system is impared in some way
- Post cosmetic surgery
- Swollen ankles, puffy eyes and swollen legs
- Scar tissue healing, torn ligaments and sprains
- Compromised immunity, frequent colds and flu
- Headaches and migraines
- Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
- Grandular Fever, ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
- Helps kick-start detoxification programme
- Digestive problems
- Excess weight
- Stress, anxiety and tension
- Helps combat the dimply appearance of cellulite as part of a healthy lifestyle change
- Hay Fever and other allergies
- Acne, Rosacea and other skin conditions
- Dysfunctional respiratory system (asthma, bronchitis)
- Before and after a long-haul flight
Manual Lymphatic Drainage involves extremely light pressure and does not work your deeper muscles. It can leave you feeling very exhausted and thirsty. Give your body time to ease back into activity and increase the amount of water you drink over the next few days - the body will be in a state of high toxicity for a few days after the treatment!