Manual lymphatic drainage is a therapeutic massage technique that consists of applying gentle massages in different areas of the body, to improve lymphatic circulation and the lymphatic system, being an effective treatment to eliminate fluids and toxins from the body.
The function of the lymphatic system is to transport the nutritional residues of the cells to the blood, which takes them to the excretory system to eliminate them. The pressure applied during lymphatic drainage helps to drag the retained fluid into the circulatory system and blood.
The massage is done through constant movements in the body. Contrary to what is often thought, this treatment should not be painful. All people with fluid retention or swelling can do it. It is useful in post-surgery because it helps to throw out toxins accumulated during the process.
Generally, depending on the type of problem for which massage is required, is recommended up to ten sessions that last approximately one hour may be necessary for the effects to be noticeable.
What are the benefits of lymphatic drainage?
- Promotes lymphatic circulation.
- Improves the appearance of the skin.
- Reduces inflammation due to fluid retention.
- Helps improve body defences by promoting lymph node function.
- It has an analgesic effect.