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Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage massage, also known as manual lymphatic drainage, relieves swelling that happens when medical treatment (like surgery) or illness( such as lipedema) blocks your lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage massage involves gently manipulating specific areas of your body tissue to help so-called, ‚‘‘lymph‘‘ move to an area with working lymph vessels.

Manual lymphatic drainage, is a gentle form of massage used to relieve painful swelling in your arms, and legs and essentially all parts of your body caused by lymphedema. Lymphedema often affects people recovering from breast cancer surgery, lipedema surgery, and other forms of liposuction, nose or other surgical procedures of the face, after broken bones, torn ligaments or muscles.Lymphedema happens when your tissues retain fluid left behind after your cardiovascular system sends blood to your tissues and organs.

The remaining fluid is called lymph. Normally, your lymphatic system collects your lymph and returns it to your heart via a network of lymph vessels and lymph nodes. When something disrupts your lymphatic system's process, lymph collects in your arms and legs, making them swell.A physiotherapist uses lymphatic drainage massage techniques to move lymph from your tissues to your lymph nodes, which eases the swelling in your tissues.

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