Speak to us on WhatsApp 

Lymphatic Drainage

June 21, 2022

About Lymphatic Drainage

Did you know that lymphatic drainage is a specialist manual therapy technique that can help with a variety of conditions; such as :

Post surgical recovery and swelling

Post liposuction recovery

Removing oedema and swelling

Helping relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME and long covid

Our lymphatic system is an important part of your immune system, designed to rid the body of waste. When functioning properly, it eliminates waste through respiratory movement and natural muscle contractions. Toxins, cellular waste, and fluid will build up when the lymphatic system and lymph nodes fail to properly drain. A lymphatic drainage massage may be an effective option, especially if you’ve had surgery on your lymph nodes.

Our expert osteopath Alienor gives us the lowdown on lymphatic drainage and what we offer at The Art of Healing:

Alienor, can you tell me about Lymphatic drainage?

“The lymphatic system is made up of many vessels that carry fluid throughout the body. It is there to help flush toxins and waste products we have in our bodies.

Lymphedema is an abnormal build-up of protein-rich fluid in any part of the body because of a malfunction in the lymphatic system. Early-stage lymphedema can be treated with non-surgical interventions such as manual decompression and lymphatic drainage that we offer at The Art of Healing clinic.”

Who does Lymphatic drainage benefit, and who should see us for Lymphatic drainage?

“Really any one who has swelling, oedema and chronic inflammation, or feels continually tired, exhausted and drained! Or who have recently had surgery or a procedure such as liposuction – its defintely recommended by surgeons to have a few sessions after the procedure. Lymphatic drainage is an amazing technique that can restore the bodys immune system, improve ones energy and sense of wellbeing and even look better!

Why is it important?

“The lymphatic system is designed to eliminate waste from the body. However when the system is overloaded or damaged – such as through an immune system disorder or overload, or surgery – fluid and cellular wastes and toxins build up and aren't drained quickly enough. Lymphatic drainage massage will help stimulate lymph and drain these wastes and toxins from the body. Lymphatic drainage massage benefits include enhancing skin health, relieving stress and tension, and strengthening the immune system.”

How does it work?

“A lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. Lymphatic drainage massages can benefit people with lymphedema, fibromyalgia, or other conditions such as long covid.

We offer a massage that helps and makes sure all the fluid that has formed and built up is circulated back into the bloodstream. We do that by working with the muscles and joints that are closely related to where that lymph is collected. “

Our patient Alexa very kindly left us a testimonial after having a series of sessions of lymphatic drainage with Alienor:

“Thank you thank you! Alienor has been amazing these past weeks after recovering from surgery. I came in with legs and arms feeling so heavy and swollen and after just one session I felt like walking on air again! I've got my energy back and can walk longer distances – thank you!!!”

Do you suffer from swollen limbs, joints or ankles and legs? Are you recovering post liposuction or surgery? Do you suffer from long covid, chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia?

Find out more how Alienor or our amazing team of osteopaths, physiotherapists, massage therapists and acupuncturists could help - call us today on 0203 146 6755 or book online at www.theartofhealing.uk

Website by Blue Web