The lymphatic system is a complex network of lymph nodes and vessels that carry and remove lymph fluids throughout the body. Lymph nodes filter bacteria and foreign matter from the bloodstream, which is why they are sometimes called the “garbage collectors” of the body.
Movement of the lymph fluid is essential to prevent swelling in the extremities leading to Lymphedema or to improve immunity and remove toxins from the body naturally. Lymphatic Massage helps the lymph system perform its usual function. It is beneficial for both healthy individuals and persons with a compromised lymphatic system.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle and rhythmic technique. It is often the only technique a palliative patient can tolerate, as it is also very analgesic. Most people experience lymphatic massage as deeply relaxing and even rejuvenating. Despite the light massage technique it is very effective in its intentions to awaken the lymphatic system and create pathways for the lymph fluid to flow and be removed from the body naturally.