Lymphatic drainage massage is a profound technique to help increase lymph flow. Via massage, harmful substances are removed from the tissues and neutralized in the nodes. Lymphatic drainage can be applied to clients who are suffering from a lack of energy or a sluggish immune system. It can help clear the tissue of debris and reduce the minor edema that can occur after injury or surgery. Continued applications of lymphatic drainage while the client is healing can help enhance the tissue regeneration proces and can help reduce scarring by enhancing circulation and immunity. As the lymph flow around the scar is increased, lymph vessels that have been damaged are stimulated to heal and the increased lymph flow draws away toxins.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Lymphatic drainage massage is safe but is contraindicated in conditions where an increase of lymph flow would be detrimental such as acute inflammation, malignant tumors, thrombosis and major heart problems.