What is Lymphatic drainage massage?

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

đź’§Lymphatic drainage massage is designed to improve the functioning of the lymphatic system

đź’§This is achieved by gentle, rhythmical movements of the skin to stimulate the contraction of the lymphatic vessels

đź’§More metabolic waste products & excess fluid can then be removed from the body's tissues & enter into the lymph system

đź’§Once in the lymphatic system the lymph fluid, can travel through the system passing through a series of lymph nodes where it will be cleansed of dead cells, bacteria & other waste products

đź’§The clean lymph is then returned to the blood stream

đź’§Lymphatic Drainage was cultivated in the 1930's by Dr Emil Vodder, a Danish physician. Research by specialists in the field of lymphology, since his pioneering work, has shown how this method can effectively influence the lymphatic system

đź’§A well-functioning lymphatic system plays an important part in the body's immune response & is important to encourage healthy body tissue

đź’§Some factors that can affect the lymphatic system are:

•Exercise/lack of exercise




•Tight clothing

•Lymph drainage massage

💧The Correct pressure is light enough so you don’t feel anything beneath the skin. It’s hard to believe that something so light could be so effective

đź’§A press & release followed by 'zero pressure' action is performed over the lymph to activate the lymph nodes

đź’§This is then followed by stationery circles & pump action techniques to get the lymph moving

đź’§If you think of the lymphatic system as a blocked drain, the 'unblocking' process should be done from proximal to distal to get things flowing freely.


Thank you for reading :-)

Karen xx


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