What Areas of the Body Receive Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Manual lymphatic drainage massage is helpful for any area of the body that may be congested. This is especially helpful for individuals who may have just undergone surgery. Read on to find out what exactly lymphatic drainage massage does and how it can help you!

What Is It?

The lymphatic system is an organ system that is a part of your immune system. Its sole purpose is to keep your body’s fluid levels in balance and to fight against illness, disease, or infection. The system itself is rather large and runs throughout the entire body. The setup works to drain the body of lymph, a fluid, and to drain the body of any cellular waste. Sometimes, if your body is struggling to remove waste on its own (from digestion and from regular cell activity), manual removal is needed. Avoiding cell buildup or toxic waste buildup is recommended because you can become sick if these blockages are not cleared.

A manual lymphatic drainage massage uses very light, relaxing strokes. Overall, the massage is incredibly smooth and soothing. These gentle techniques permit cautious stretching, pulling, and twisting hand movements to move the fluid underneath the skin. The stimulation from massage motivates the lymphatic system to move the toxins, cellular buildup, and leftover debris. All of these factors together allow for the tissue to become decongested and the cells to have a happy home!

Is Lymphatic Drainage Massage For Me?

A clogged lymphatic system is more common than you may think. Usual symptoms of a congested lymph system include (but are not limited to):

  • Bloating,
  • Irregular bowel movements,
  • Swelling,
  • Muscle cramping / stiffness / pain,
  • Acne or rashes,
  • Allergies,
  • And more!

If you suffer from any of these symptoms or are concerned you may need manual drainage, contact Therapeutic Medical Massage to find out what is best for you. Another reason you may seek a lymphatic drainage massage is if you have just undergone surgery of any kind. In general, this massage technique greatly reduces swelling, scar formation, and soreness. In addition to that, patients will also discover an increased recovery rate and decreased inflammation. This is an excellent option for individuals who have just undergone plastic surgery of any kind- breast augmentations, liposuction, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, etc.. We understand that post-surgery massage may sound scary or painful; however, it is quite the opposite! Manual drainage massages greatly help with pain relief, reduced feelings of anxiety, and lowering blood pressure. On top of that, it also helps reduce bruising, scaring, swelling, and speeds up recovery.

If lymphatic drainage massage is something you are interested in, contact Aruna today!