While the name may sound intimidating, the procedure is often very pleasant. A Lymphatic drainage massage, which may also be known as manual lymphatic drainage, can actually relieve the swelling that happens when medical treatment or illnesses block your lymphatic system. In this blog, we will explain everything you need to know about this gentle, rhythmical treatment.
Who can it help?
Due to the nature of the treatment, people who suffer from lymphedema and fibromyalgia could hugely benefit from this treatment. These health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up and cause swelling in an individual’s system, which may be alleviated by a Lymph Drainage Massage.
What is it?
The strokes applied in manual lymph drainage are designed to stimulate the movement of the lymphatic fluids in order to assist the body in cleansing, reducing oedema (stagnant fluid, water retention), and promoting detoxification of tissues.
This is a gentle, rhythmical technique that removes inflammatory materials and toxins from the connective tissue, which enhances the activity of the immune system, reduces pain, and lowers the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.
In a treatment session with Eternal Being, each massage is completely tailored to you and your unique needs. This means we will use CBD and essential oils if needed. The aim of the treatment is for you to leave feeling relaxed and relieved. However, it is essential that before attending the clinic you have ensured that you are hydrated and have disclosed any medications and supplements you are taking as well as any existing health conditions.
Lymph Drainage Massages have gained popularity due to their many potential health benefits. While we’ve already discussed how this treatment can help to reduce swelling, we haven’t yet addressed the many other benefits of Lymph Drainage Massages, some of which include: