Historically, lymphatic wellness has been of primary concern for cancer patients suffering from lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery. However, it is an extremely effective way to relieve swelling of any kind.
What is Lymphatic Massage?
A lymphatic wellness massage gently – like a “butterfly’s kiss” – assists the lymphatic system with its movement of lymph throughout the body. The lymph system is part of the immune system, and good lymphatic movement is necessary to rid the body of the metabolic waste that it accumulates. The lymph system is comprised of vessels the diameter of a piece of thread, made up of one-way valves. The lymph itself is the consistency of honey. A specially-trained massage therapist knows the physiology and the pathophysiology of diseases of the lymphatic system, the correct series of movements, and the proper sequence of application in order to stimulate the lymphatic system without compressing the vessels, making sure lymph isn’t trapped anywhere.
Effective Reduction of Swelling
The presence of any kind of swelling in the body no matter what its cause is a sign that the lymphatic system is overwhelmed. Often, the pain that’s felt at a site on the body where there’s swelling is due to the build-up of fluids. Our bodies are only designed to have so much space for its contents. Any swelling creates pressure and constrains the area around it. Relief of the swelling relieves the associated pain in the area.
Here are just three examples of conditions that can be relieved by Lymphatic Wellness Massage:
• Sinus conditions
• Post-injury/surgery swelling
• Post-partum swelling
Essential for Those Who Have Had Lymph Nodes Removed
For someone who has had lymph nodes removed, it is essential to make up for the loss of capacity of those nodes if possible. Lymphatic Wellness Massage is an essential component in life after lymph node removal.
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