Lymphatic massage does not have much in common with traditional massage. It requires more precision and fluidity of movement, which “pushes” the lymph and clears the lymph nodes. A properly performed treatment involves touching the body in a certain way and stretching it in a specific order. Thanks to this it has a salutary effect on our health.
Stimulation of the proper points on the body improves the nutrition of cells, regulates blood circulation and the work of internal organs. The professional touch makes the massaged skin become firmer and more elastic.
Lymphatic massage will bring relief to people suffering from the swelling and skin changes that often are the result of disturbances in the circulation of lymph. Drainage prevents insufficiency of peripheral circulation, especially in the legs, and therefore it helps to get rid of the so called cold feet effect. It is also recommended for women a few weeks after birth, when the body is weakened after lying and effort.
We may take advantage from the benefits of drainage we can use when we want to purify our bodies. It removes waste products of metabolism and promotes weight loss. After the treatment, we leave relaxed, because under its influence endorphins are released, the so-called happiness hormones that are responsible for a feeling of relaxation and satisfaction.
The lymphatic system is similar to the venous system, but it lacks the impeller pump, which is the heart. Lymph flows thanks to the difference of pressures in the body and muscles, so it easily reaches its stagnation. The reason for the formation of edema can be high temperature, lack of exercises, diet rich in salt, too little water intake. Similar effects are caused by an excess of alcohol consumed and a long trip with a car or plane. Heavy, tired and swollen legs after a long day. These are the symptoms of impaired blood and lymph circulation in the legs.
Holiday period thus reinforces the occurrence of these unpleasant symptoms. The result of disturbances in the operation of the lymphatic system are not only swelling, but also stretch marks, cellulite, acne rosacea, premature aging of the skin and internal organs.
In the medical environment, lymphatic drainage is regarded as one of the basic, most effective physical treatments supporting the treatment and prevention of edema.
Drainage treatment has a systemic effect. It restores the balance of water and electrolytes in intercellular spaces and does not allow for the accumulation of deposits. It forces draining of the lymph, and with it the products of metabolism. They are transported to the filtering organs, and then excreted in urine. Therefore, after the procedure you will feel increased diuretic effect. In addition, drainage nourishes and oxygenates the body. It is ideal to fight the heaviness of the legs. After the treatment, the patient feels light, relaxed and revived. One can also see a decrease in weight. After the better blood circulation feet will be warmer, and the skin oxygenated and nourished better.