What to expect during treatment
Lymphatic drainage is a technique generally using gentle, slow movements, varying according to the method used. This approach uses gel or massage oil on the body in the same manner as a typical table massage.
This technique consists of gentle movements made with the fingers and palms of the hands over the body or in a specific area. The movements are made in the direction of the lymphatic circulation.
How we can help you
Lymph (a clear fluid) circulates in lymphatic vessels and structures called lymph nodes. These nodes filter waste products produced by the body. When there is a malfunction of this system the lymph does not drain properly.
Qualified massotherapists know how to use manual massage techniques which stimulate circulation of lymph and interstitial fluid in the body creating a pumping effect of the lymph due to the changes of pressure applied to the body.
Most common problems
- Lymphoedema due to a cancer related surgery
- Lymphoedema due to excessive weight
- Edema (swelling) following an orthopaedic surgery
- Edema (swelling) due to arthrosis
- Edema (swelling) due to circulatory insufficiency
- Heaviness of the legs