What is Lymphatic Drainage?
Lymphatic drainage is a form of very light massage and rhythmic pumping motion which encourages lymph flow in the body. The lymph system is a slow-moving circulatory system of ducts and lymph nodes which is supplementary to the body’s blood circulation system (arteries and veins). The lymph system carries away waste to the cardiovascular system. The lymphatic system can easily be overtaxed resulting in a body which is open to infection and disease.
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Conditions for which we Recommend Lymphatic Drainage
Lymphatic drainage is useful for many conditions, including:
- Lymphoedema including post-operative or post-traumatic oedema
- M.E./ Chronic fatigue
- Constipation and other digestive disorders
- Hormonal imbalance including teenage years, PMS and menopause
- Problems during or after pregnancy including swollen ankles and mastitis
- Migraine and tension headaches
- Sinusitis / recurrent infections of the respiratory tract
- Arthritis and rheumatism
- Stress, tension and anxiety
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Lymphatic Drainage Benefits
- Drainage of puffy, swollen tissues
- Boosting of the immune system
- Faster healing after surgery and/or injury
- Tissue detoxification from stress or exercise, etc.