Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

In the early 1930s, Emil Vodder developed a massage procedure called Lymph Drainage massage. The lymphatic system serves as a structure for detoxifying or cleaning the human body from toxic wastes, and pathologic organisms that can harm the body’s normal body function. The lymphatic system caters to circulating cells-white blood cells that carry antibodies and cytokines that serves as the body’s defense mechanism against pathologic microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria and viruses.

If a trained lymphatic drainage massage therapist executes the proper sequence of massage movements, removal and detoxification of body’s natural waste becomes more enhanced. Also, having a Lymphatic drainage massage can help reduce the pain of swollen tissues by removing excess tissue fluids that are contained in that particular part of the body.

A body which has just recently undergone surgery and has a Lymphatic drainage massage, can heal faster. The massage procedure consists of light soothing massage methods.

Clients who had received the lymphatic drainage massage must drink adequate amounts of water for the fast and more efficient removal of toxins. Additionally, recipients must not take in salts and alcohol, because it prevents the body’s capability of removing and clearing toxic wastes. Since the lymphatic system is faintly sensitive to vigorous activities, tender touches, and stretches are integrated in the massage procedure to ensure the release of tension within the body. Also, relaxation and comfort can be at hand with lymphatic drainage massage.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle massage technique which is intended to encourage the natural circulation of lymphatic fluid throughout the body in order to assist in reduction of localized swelling.


Characteristics of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Relaxation **

Therapeutic *****

Intensity: Minimum

Lubrication: Yes

Undressing: Yes

Tip: Less Likely

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