Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a very gentle and painless massage treatment. It works the fluid underneath the skin, not the muscle. Often Lymphatic Drainage Therapists will coat their fingers in flour so that their fingers do not stick to the skin. The gentle and calming pressure is very good for the parasympathetic nervous system.
The primary function of the lymph system in our bodies is to distribute, maintain and produce lymphocytes. Lymphocytes play a vital role in the body’s immune system.
Some of the main Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage include:
- increases in the flow of blood without increasing blood pressure
- draining of excess fluid
- increases in the removal of waste which helps to balance your immune system.
At Alternative Body Works, we will often prescribe Manual Lymphatic Drainage for people who are suffering from excess swelling and poor circulation or someone who has come out from surgery, or even someone wanting to detox. Due to its gentle nature it is suitable for both pregnant women and people recovering from surgery.
If Lymphatic Drainage Massage sounds of interest to you, please book in online or call today on 08 8941 0810