Do you feel as though you are experiencing abnormal symptoms and don’t know what is causing it? It may be that your lymphatic system has built up fluid and toxins within your tissue. The system is dedicated to facilitating the proper flow of lymph, remove waste products from within it, and direct waste product to organs so they can flush them out of your body. When it becomes blocked up, it can cause a variety of issues that can affect your daily life, but a lymphatic massage could resolve the issue quickly and painlessly.

What is a Lymphatic Massage?

The massage consists of two steps, clearing and reabsorption. The clearing step is to release the lymphatic fluids in tissues, whereas the reabsorption step works to move the fluid to the lymph nodes. When your therapist does the procedure, the goal is to allow for a more natural flow back to the nodes to get rid of the fluid and prevent it from happening again. By allowing for a more natural flow and facilitating the lymph, your body will then be able to function properly, eliminating the pain or symptoms that you may be experiencing because of it.

What Are the Symptoms?

There are a variety of symptoms that can occur because of the fluid buildup. The most common are bloating or swelling the arms or legs, constipation, depression, digestive issues, swollen lymph nodes, and sinus infections, though these are not all of them. Lymphatic massage allows excess fluid to drain naturally to allow for the pain or issues that come with the buildup. If it gets severe enough, you may need surgery, but you should try to resolve the issue painlessly with a massage. The manual drainage massage allows for a restored flow through techniques your therapist will perform to release the fluid from your tissues within the lymphatic system.

Does Lymphatic Massage Help After Surgery?

The massage may also help those with a particular condition or those who are coming out of a specific surgery. Liposuction or tummy tucks are both surgery procedures that are helped relieved by the massage, though not permanent. It can also help people with certain conditions, including lymphedema, chronic venous insufficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia. If you have any of these conditions, it is a good idea to schedule a manual drainage massage to help. Although it may not fix the issues permanently, is it certainly a great way to alleviate some of the pain or issues associated with the condition or surgery.

The lymphatic massage transfers built up fluid within your tissue to the correct place. Therefore, if you are experiencing issues with specific symptoms or have/had a surgery or condition named above you should schedule an appointment quickly. Although the surgery may not relieve all the issues, it can help alleviate them for a certain period of time, allowing you to get back to your daily life. If you have any questions about the procedure or other related issues concerning a lymphatic massage, call Therapeutic Medical Massage today!