Lymphatic massage is a specialized therapy designed to improve the functioning of the lymphatic system. The technique is a gentle, rhythmic and circular motion. This gentle massage promotes lymph and interstitial fluid circulation, as well as stimulates the functions of the immune and nervous systems.
A well-functioning lymph system contributes to healthy body tissue and plays a very important part in the body’s immune system response, which can aid in faster healing.
Benefits of Lymphatic Massage
- Reduction of swelling
- Faster healing time
- Detoxification of the body
- Assistance in healing before and after surgery
- Regeneration of tissue after surgery
- Restoration of skin hydration
- Reduction of puffiness and “bags” under the eyes
- Building and strengthening of collagen
- Reduction of cellulite
Lymphatic Massage for Post-Surgical Recovery
Lymphatic massage is a natural approach to promoting a healthy lymphatic system. This therapy can aid your body in faster healing during the post-surgical recovery period.
The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels, ducts and nodes that is responsible for removing toxins and swelling in the body. The role of the lymphatic system is to transport the damaged cells, inflammatory products and toxins away from the traumatized area. It cleanses this fluid. The healthy fluid is then recirculated through the blood stream.
After surgery, fluid can build up and swelling may occur. This fluid buildup can cause damage and pain to the surrounding tissue. This can lead to slower healing, chronic pain and poor circulation.
Lymphatic massage following surgery can reduce swelling, aid in circulation, minimize pain and reduce recovery time.