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Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic drainage massage has become a popular form of massage due to its potential health benefits. Having a lymphatic massage improves immune function and promotes healing, as the manual manipulation from the outside fosters the movement of lymph throughout the system. Lymph is sometimes called the body’s garbage collector, picking up waste and harmful pathogens and preparing them for removal from the body. Lymph drainage massage has become a popular form of massage due to its potential health benefits.
Some conditions that can benefit from lymphatic drainage massage
Lymphatic drainage massages are often used to relieve lymphedema following breast cancer surgery. Other conditions that benefit from lymphatic drainage massages are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis: This is ongoing arthritis in your joints causing joint pain, swelling and stiffness.
- Fibromyalgia: This condition causes chronic muscle and joint pain.
- Chronic venous insufficiency: This happens when your leg veins aren’t working effectively, making it hard for your blood to return to your heart from your legs.
- Lipedema: This happens when excess fat accumulates in your lower body, blocking your lymphatic pathway and causing lymphedema.