Manual lymphatic drainage is a very light technique that stretches and twists the skin in a very precise manner and direction in order to allow the lymphatic system to draw more fluid out of the tissue and into the lymphatic system.
Manual lymphatic drainage. Manual lymphatic drainage is the application of light, flowing strokes of massage in specific patterns with the goal of alleviating lymph edema after lymph node resection or radiation therapy. The lymphatic system has two major roles, one as a drainage system, which along with the veins, is responsible for clearing fluids, metabolic wastes and toxins from the tissues and the other as a Lymphatic drainage, or lymph massage, is a gentle approach that focuses on the top layers of tissues for the enhancement of lymphatic circulation.
At its most basic, lymph drainage can help clients improve metabolism, regenerate body tissue, normalize organ function, and boost the immune system. Manual Lymph Drainage is gentle and relaxing, but has powerful effects. It consists of a slow, rhythmic progression of light strokes, and some gentle stretching of the skin. Clearing superficial congestion from the lymph system creates a vacuum effect, pulling up fluid from deeper, more distant parts of the body. Read on to learn more about how to perform lymphatic drainage massage on both the upper and lower extremities.
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The Advanced Level Course is Hame a2 manual lymphatic drainage for the massage therapist who wants to practice a full body lymphatic drainage routine, learn how to mix lymphatic drainage with general massage and how to work with post surgical clients with and