What is it?
Lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage massage (also called lymph massage) is a form of very light massage that encourages lymph flow in the body.
How does it help you?
Therapists work with flat hands, using all the fingers to simulate gentle, specific wave-like movements. These subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. It is shown that when these actions are accomplished, the results can be:
- Reduction in edemas (swelling) and lymphedemas of various origins
- Invaluable tool to improve healing after liposuction, breast surgery, cosmetic/plastic surgery, knee/hip replacements
- Alleviation of adiposis and cellulite tissue
- Detoxification of the body
- Anti-aging effects
- Regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds and wrinkles
- Relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations, including sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis
- Relief of chronic pain
- Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, migraines
- Antispastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonus and some forms of constipation
- Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, stress, loss of vitality and loss of memory
The Vodder Method and the Chikly Technique are widely accepted forms of Lymph Drainage Therapy performed in hospitals and clinics all over the world. Using exacting anatomical science and distinctive manual processes, LDT enables practitioners to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. From there they can use their hands to perform Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) of the vessels to assess overall circulation and determine the best alternate pathways for draining body-fluid stagnations.
Britannia Bodywork offers Post-Operative and Post-Lipo Massage Treatments.