What does it involve? What conditions is lymphatic massage/lymphatic drainage used for?
Up to 25 percent of breast cancer patients whose surgery includes removal of lymph nodes in the area of the armpit eventually develop lymphedema. This condition can also occur in the legs or other parts of the body if lymph nodes are removed in the course of other types of surgery – for melanoma, colon, prostate or bladder cancer, for example – or are damaged by radiation treatment, infection or trauma. Symptoms will include swelling and pain near the site of the removed or damaged lymph nodes. Lymphedema can occur immediately after radiation therapy or surgery, weeks, months, or even years later.
How does having a LMD massage work?
The lymphatic system is responsible for helping fluid and waste leave the body and for regulating the immune system. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, fluid builds up and stagnates, causing the entire system to become toxic, making us feel sluggish and more susceptible to viral or contagious diseases. By stimulating this system through this massage, it works more efficiently, which in turn boosts the immune system, clears blockages, eliminates toxins, transports nutrients to cells and increases the metabolism.
Unlike any other forms of massage, lymphatic drainage utilises a very light pressure combined with soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes. The process can take anywhere from 30 minutes concentrating on one specific area, or up to two hours when working on the whole entire body.
What are the benefits?
Lymphatic drainage massage is especially useful for individuals who seem to suffer regularly from common illnesses like colds and flu. It is also recommended for people who lead sedentary lifestyles, or those who want to reduce puffiness or swelling. It has also been helped with targeting skin problems, cellulite, dysfunctional respiratory systems and people who suffer from low energy.
This massage also boosts the immune system so, as well as helping the body ward off illness, treatment can facilitate general feelings of health and vitality. It also has a positive physical effect, improving the appearance of the skin and reducing puffiness caused by water retention, poor circulation or pregnancy. It can also help with pain from fractures and sprains and rheumatism, and it promotes the body’s own healing mechanisms.
LMD for Mums- to-be
Manual Lymphatic Drainage help reduce swollen ankles? Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a very gentle, light touch massage that improves the efficiency of the lymphatic system – the body’s waste disposal system. Specific and gentle movements of the skin stimulate and increase the rate of removal of waste products, toxins and excess fluid from the body’s tissues resulting in reduced fluid retention, swelling and puffiness of the ankles that many mums to be experience. Although this type of swelling can indicate a dangerous condition called pre-eclampsia, a certain amount of oedema is normal during pregnancy as the body naturally retains more water than usual and the circulatory system comes under increasing pressure.
Benefits of LMD Massage are:-
- Detox – removal of toxins from the body and improve the ability of the body’s lymphatic system
- Cosmetic Surgery – Accelerate the healing process after surgery
- Breast Cancer – Alleviate swelling which may occur as a result of breast cancer treatments
Pregnancy – Help reduce swelling around the ankles, stimulate & increase the rate of removal of waste products, toxins and excess fluid from around the body
30 mins £30.00
60 mins £45.00