LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE THERAPY FOR POST-SURGICAL SWELLING AND LYMPH DISORDERS
Your lymph system is a prime mover of fluid in the body and directly tied to your immunity. You can think of it as a vast interlocking alleyway system between houses in a city. It may not be where the main street traffic is, but it is where all the major garbage pickups are as well as the storage of important core functions.
The lymphatic system can be acutely damaged through surgery or trauma; or be chronically damaged over time due to poor circulation or scar tissue. The end result is a back flow of fluid in the system that can cause uncomfortable swelling in the limbs or under the skin, that the body is incapable of moving through the system.
When the system malfunctions or is taxed in such a way, an experienced therapist can help facilitate the fluid manually through the channels and nodes to relieve the pressure locally. Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is generally slow and uses light touch to effectively move fluid when your body cannot.
Lymphatic massage therapy is incredibly useful for post surgical swelling, people who have had lymph node removal or damage and chronic lymph conditions.