Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a massage that is different to a normal body massage where by the pressure used is of a very light nature – the client may feel as if the therapist is not carrying out any form of massage.
Long, gentle and rhythmic strokes of the skin are performed towards the lymph nodes stimulating the contraction of the lymphatic vessels. This is to allow the body to eliminate waste products and excess fluids from the body’s tissues directly to a lymph node and be pushed out of the body completely.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a treatment especially beneficial for those who suffer from regular common illnesses such as colds. It is also very beneficial for those who suffer from swelling, puffiness or water retention as well.
This is because the treatment gives the immune system a boost as well as helping the body stay away from illnesses too.
However, one should not have a Lymphatic Drainage Massage if they are suffering from tumours of any sort, thrombosis or major heart problems.
Also, one should seek medical advice before having a Lymphatic Drainage massage if they suffer from any sort of cancer, diabetes, thyroid or kidney problems, asthma or epilepsy.