Lymphatic drainage is a physiotherapeutic treatment involving a pressure massage to improve the flow of blood and lymph in the body. Due to the specificity of problems with the lymphatic system, treatments are most often performed on the lower or upper limbs - it is from there that lymph or blood have the longest route to travel, therefore the body needs support on this line. However, such massages can also cover the abdomen, hips and buttocks.
Most often, mechanical or manual lymphatic massage is used to eliminate swelling and pain caused by them, to accelerate regeneration after training, and to prevent cardiovascular and lymphatic system failure. However, these treatments also serve to remove cellulite and detoxify, and support obesity treatment. As you can see, not only medicine and physiotherapy, but also cosmetology benefit from the benefits of lymphatic drainage.
Examples of Indications
- 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.
- Lipoedema, this happens when excess fat accumulates in your lower body, blocking your lymphatic pathway and causing lymphedema.
- Lymphoedema following breast cancer surgery
- Injury recovery and legs heaviness
- Chronic fatigue syndrome and muscle overload
- Cellulite reduction, skin elasticity improvement, unwanted adipose tissue
- Thrombosis and phlebitis, blood coagulation disorders, thrombotic complications, high blood density.
- Atherosclerosis of the vessels of the lower extremities.
- Diseases of the circulatory system (conditions after a heart attack, arrhythmias, hypertensive disease of the 3rd degree, heart failure with edema)
- Unhealed fractures, sprains or injuries in the areas where the suit will be worn
- Pacemaker, metal prostheses in the treatment area
- Skin diseases of various origins (mycoses, allergies, etc.).
- Cancer, Tuberculosis
- Fever, mental disorders, epilepsy
- Kidney failure (renal edema), Liver failure (hepatic edema)
- Acute pain of various origins and locations, inflammatory diseases
- Diabetic micro and macroangiopathies.