Manual Lymphatic Drainage
This noninvasive therapy is very mild and slow. It is performed with hands and without recourse to creams or oils. It essentially works the lymphatic system and can be applied in various areas of the body such as on the face, arms, legs, feet, abdomen, back and flanks.
Manual lymphatic drainage helps to cleanse and detoxify the body, improve the immune system, decrease “congestons” (Sinusitis, rhinitis, headache, tinnitus…), fluid retention, swelling and improving the appearance of the skin.
In the pre-and post-operative context, drainage helps to reduce edema and hematomas faster, as well as any irregularities in the skin resulting from healing.
How does it work?
The Manual lymphatic drainage is a very gentle, rhythmic and precise massage, which is performed mainly through landslides, in a specific sense and in the direction of lymph nodes. The lymph nodes, in turn, are pressed lightly and repeatedly, so that the liquids/lymph can be filtered and “cleaned” faster. This process allows the elimination of toxins, impurities and excess liquids in the body.
There are no side effects to declare.
The results are visible between the 2nd and 3rd session.
How many sessions are required?
Sessions can be performed every day or 1 time per week, depending on each case and the evolution of it.
Each session lasts about 45 to 60 minutes. It is advisable to perform about 8 to 10 sessions. In surgical cases, lymphatic drainage should be performed shortly after the first 48 hours.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is contraindicated in the following situations: first trimester of pregnancy, pregnancy at risk, patients with high/uncontrolled blood pressure or with cardiac and renal alterations.