Manual Lymphatic Drainage
The Lymphatic or “Lymph” System is the garbage disposal system of the body and is often referred to as the “second circulatory system”. The Lymphatic System transports excess interstitial fluid out of the tissues and back to the bloodstream. Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle, rhythmic and light massage of the skin, which stimulates the lymph nodes to open and drain. It provides a true balance and flow within the body, and is very relaxing and non-aggressive. Manual lymphatic drainage massage strengthens the immune system, reduces swelling, cramps and tension. Women who have breast surgery involving the lymph glands often benefit from this form of massage. A typical session will involve drainage of the neck, abdomen, trunk and extremities.