What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Lymphatic drainage consists of a massage with gentle movements, maintained at a slow pace, to prevent the rupture of lymphatic vessels and which aims to stimulate and facilitate the passage of lymph through the circulatory system. Lymph is a fluid that circulates in the body, clearing the blood of impurities and playing its immune role, together with blood antibodies, however, it can accumulate in excess in the tissues, and in some cases, it can cause swelling and pain.
The main benefits of lymphatic drainage
Lymphatic drainage helps to reduce swelling and fluid retention because, through massage, it helps to drain fluids and toxins into the lymph nodes, facilitating their elimination.
Since fluid retention contributes to the formation of cellulite, by promoting the elimination of fluids, it is also possible to combat cellulite. However, it is recommended to associate other methods, so that its elimination is more effective.
Helping with injury recovery
Lymphatic drainage contributes to the recovery of muscle and joint injuries, as it favors muscle tone and promotes tissue oxygenation.
Lymphatic drainage helps to reduce edema and improves blood supply, which contributes to faster tissue healing.
In addition to accelerating healing, the reduction of edema, and the increase in blood circulation promoted by lymphatic drainage, it also contributes to the reduction of hematomas.
Improve blood circulation
Lymphatic drainage stimulates microcirculation and reduces swelling, which helps to improve blood circulation, reducing the feeling of heavy legs and preventing the appearance of spider veins.
Oxygenate the tissues
The activation of the microcirculation and the elimination of liquids promoted by lymphatic drainage contribute to a more efficient tissue oxygenation since oxygen reaches the cells more easily.
The lymphatic system helps the body to eliminate toxins, therefore, lymphatic drainage, by promoting the transport of fluids to the lymph nodes, makes this process more effective.
By reducing fluid retention, lymphatic drainage helps shape the body, making the person more confident with their body, improving self-esteem and quality of life.
Prevent scar adhesions after plastic surgery
Lymphatic drainage favors the organized regeneration of fibers.
When is LDM indicated?
- During the pregnancy;
- After plastic surgery;
- After cancer treatment to fight lymphedema;
- Injuries and trauma to muscles, tendons, or joints;
- During the menstrual period;
- After any surgery;
- In the case of cellulite;
- Due to excessive salt intake and little water intake.