Manual lymphatic drainage is a type of massage that uses gentle pressure on specific points of the body in order to stimulate the lymph nodes and encourage natural lymphatic drainage. The body’s lymphatic system essentially works as a secondary circulatory system composed of lymph nodes, lymphatic vessels, lymphocytes or specialized immune cells, and lymph, which is interstitial fluid that is drained through the lymphatic vessels. The lymphatic drainage system has no natural pump to move lymph through the system (unlike the circulatory system, which has the heart). Instead, it uses natural bodily movements and breathing to move lymph fluid through the lymph vessels and the lymph nodes. Stimulating the flow of lymph fluid through lymphatic drainage massage enhances the body’s immune function, making the body less susceptible to infection and diseases.
Lymphatic drainage massage is one of the best remedies with profound effects to the body’s natural health. This type of massage therapy, otherwise known as lymphatic drainage therapy uses specific movements that resemble common massage movements, only with less pressure. Lymphatic drainage massage helps push lymph fluid ever so gently through the system, helping ease lymphedema and restoring optimum flow of lymph fluids throughout the lymphatic drainage system. Lymphedema is often caused by wearing tight-fitting clothes as well as by heart conditions and injuries like fractures and sprains. It can also be a side effect of chemotherapy and other treatments and surgeries done to eliminate cancer. Lymphatic drainage massage therapy sessions are highly recommended for people who suffer from chronic lymphedema.
During lymphatic drainage therapy, a massage specialist gently presses and moves her fingers or hands in circular motions and specified directions throughout the body. These movements and actions allow proper circulation of lymph fluids, easing the swelling of the lymph nodes. However, it should be noted that lymphatic drainage massage may not be suitable for people suffering from certain types of cancer and circulatory problems as it may exacerbate the problem.
Lymphatic drainage massage is just among the many therapies and massage treatments that our therapists specialize in here at The Massage Moghuls. We are the leading mobile massage therapy provider in London, offering on-call massage therapies and services. Wherever you may be in London, we can get you the massage treatment you want and need, at any given moment, whether it is lymphatic drainage therapy, reflexology, aromatherapy massage, and other types of therapeutic treatments. Our London-based therapists and specialists are trained at various styles of massage treatments, providing you with high-quality massage whenever and wherever you need it.