Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a type of massage intended to stimulate the lymphatic system by releasing blockages and assisting the natural circulation required for the elimination of metabolic waste, excess fluids, and bacteria from the body.
To better understand the importance of this treatment, consider how vital your lymphatic system is to your overall health. As part of the circulatory system, your lymphatic system consists of a complex network of organs, nodes, ducts, and vessels. The vessels carry lymph fluid toward the heart, and play a key role in your immune system.
If your lymph system is slow or obstructed, it impacts how you feel throughout the day. Our therapy consists of gentle, rhythmic, circular movements, and activates the muscle cells in the walls of the lymph vessels and the surrounding skeletal muscles necessary to propel the lymph through the system. Soon after your massage, you likely “perk up” and your sense of physical and emotional well-being improves. If you’ve been sick, your recovery time can decrease dramatically after a lymphatic drainage massage.
If you’re feeling tired and low on energy, or if you’ve been sick and feeling like your body is fighting to get back on track, lymph massage would likely serve you well. In addition, athletes, surgical patients, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue sufferers may want to consider lymphatic massage. Lymphatic drainage massage has implications for our clients who suffer from serious illnesses, not only those with a general low-energy feeling.
Often, if we’re feeling “run down,” we wait for it to pass, or try to get extra sleep. But sometimes the better, faster, and more effective solution is lymphatic drainage massage. Energy drinks are an easy go-to for some people who are suffering from fatigue, but the results don’t last long and can negatively impact your health.