What exactly is lymphatic drainage?
Manual lymphatic drainage is a technique, originally performed by hand, that removes excess lymphatic fluid from areas of the body. It tries to stimulate the lymph nodes, which should improve the drainage. Originally, manual lymphatic drainage was used exclusively for people with severe diseases of the lymphatic system or after serious operations. Meanwhile, MLD is also increasingly used for cosmetic purposes and wellness.
How is lymphatic drainage performed?
Lymphatic drainage was originally performed manually with the hands and is reserved for medical professionals such as physiotherapists and masseurs. In the meantime, modern technology and science of the past years have managed to develop technical products that allow machine execution. The lymph nodes are stimulated before and during lymphatic drainage by means of intermittent, wave-like movement of the machine. By inflating and shifting the pressure chambers, the lymph fluid is carried away upwards. This is done from the feet up to the hips, where large lymph nodes are located.
Where does the liquid go?
The fluid is excreted through the kidneys, the bladder and partly the skin, which the customer usually does not even notice.
Who may be llymphed?
In principle, each yet no patients with malignant tumors, acute heart disease, open wounds and wound roses, febrile accompanied bacterial and viral diseases. In this case, lymphatic drainage may lead to the development of pathological germs in the body.
How long is lymphed?
Lymphatic drainage by machine lasts 30 minutes. The client lies on a soft and comfortable couch in one of the treatment rooms. During this time, customers can relax and unwind. How about a nice book or good music again?
Does lymphatic drainage hurt?
No, many customers report that machine lymphatic drainage is a very pleasant method and that the pressure is hardly noticeable.
Do I notice anything after the treatment?
The great thing about lymphatic drainage is that the lymphatic system is still activated for several hours after a treatment and removes increased lymphatic fluid. The effect can be seen!
I have had a tattoo removed, will lymphatic drainage help me?
When a tattoo is removed, it is not uncommon for soft tissue swelling to occur, which often disturbs the client. Once the acute inflammatory phase is over, lymphatic drainage can ensure that the excess tissue fluid is removed. Also, after getting a fresh tattoo, this can help reduce tissue swelling.