Have you been feeling tired lately, or do you wake up after a good night’s sleep feeling unrefreshed and sluggish? If the answer is yes, your lymphatic system may be on the tired side, in which case, a manual lymphatic drainage treatment may be just what you need.
What is a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatment?
A Lymphatic Drainage Treatment may sound a little daunting but it is actually a gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. As a result of this, a Lymphatic Drainage Treatment can relieve swelling that occurs as a result of an illness blocking your lymphatic system.
This kind of treatment is usually a full body massage that drains lymphatic fluids into fine tubes called lymph vessels. These drainage points are usually found just below the skin, which is why it’s important that your therapist warms up and moves your skin without causing an impact on any deep tissue. As a result, the treatment should be soothing and relaxing.
Manual lymphatic drainage can have significant benefits for multiple health concerns. It’s because of this reason, many health practitioners recommend it as part of their treatments. Some of the benefits of this treatment include:
- Moves lymphatic fluids around the body
- Helps to relieve pain and stiffness in problem areas
- Improves blood circulation
- Relieves stress
- Helps to increase the flow of toxins
- Helps to boost the immune system
What should you expect after a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatment?
If you decide to go ahead with the treatment, you may be surprised to discover some unusual side effects, one of which being that your urine may become darker and begin to smell different. Don’t panic, this is completely normal, and just a result of the stimulation of your kidney function.
The next change you may discover, just hours after your treatment, is the frequency in which you urinate. As a result of the treatment moving toxins through your urine, you may find that you start to urinate more frequently.
Finally, after your treatment, you should find that the swelling and inflammation will decrease and your body will begin to feel much more relaxed. However, there is a chance that you will also begin to feel tired after your treatment as a result of your body getting rid of toxins.