Lymphatic Drainage Massage
This specialized approach focuses on the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Lymphatic Drainage massage aims to help the body maintain proper blood circulation, body fluid balance, and immune functions.
The massage therapist will follow a particular sequence, using a series of massage techniques, including stretching, compressing, gliding, and cupping motions.
Light rhythmic movements stimulate the lymphatic system without pressing hard on the vessel. They make the lymph fluid move easily through the nodes and tissues, making sure the fluid doesn't get trapped anywhere.
Treating Health Conditions
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you may experience poor lymph flow as the disease progresses. Along with tissue swelling, pain in the joints increases, joints lose their function, and the skin changes color. Lymph drainage massage can help ease these later-stage rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
Fibromyalgia causes inflammation of the skin nerves, discoloration of the skin, and tissue swelling. Lymphatic Drainage massage has been shown to be very effective in treating depression, stiffness, and improving quality of life for those living with fibromyalgia.