Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle massage that focuses not on the muscular system but on the body’s lymphatic system. This specialized massage does not involve muscle or soft tissue manipulation; it is done very lightly to engage the lymphatic system which moves within the layers of our skin. The lymphatic system is a critical circulatory system that helps remove waste and toxins from the body’s tissues. A series of vessels and lymph nodes circulate lymphatic fluids throughout the body, clearing and removing cellular waste.
Why Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Some health conditions interrupt the normal flow of lymph, causing lymph fluid to build up in a particular area of the body, often in the arms or legs, where it can cause swelling or lymphedema. Lymphatic problems can be caused by infections, cancer treatments that involve the removal of lymph nodes, or any condition that damages the lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage can reduce swelling and improve circulation throughout the lymphatic system.
Those who are suffering from lymphedema, fibromyalgia, or other conditions of the lymphatic system as well as those who have had lymph nodes removed and experience periodic pooling or swelling in particular areas of the body.