Lymphatic drainage aids in the drainage of the lymph, which is essential as it helps to carry waste material from all parts of the body back to the heart. The massage uses a small amount of pressure with specific rhythm and circular actions to increase the lymph flow. It is also carried out by using meridian points. What are meridian points? It is also known as acupuncture points where energy is collected.
This massage is suitable for both healthy individual and also for people who are under medical needs.
Individual who undergo surgery can do this massage as it aids in healing. It regenerates the tissues and cells to lessen the scarring at the incision area, trim down the swelling and detoxify the body. However, it can only be done about 6 weeks or more after the surgery with approval from the doctor. Never ever do it right after surgery.
The massage also improve breastfeeding for women who experience complications that is usually caused by improper baby latching, sore nipples, plugged ducts and engorgement. These causes pain and discourages mothers that would lead them to give up breastfeeding. By massaging, it reduces the swelling of engorgement and plugged ducts. When these swelling are solved, it will benefit both mother and child.
For healthy individuals, it not only allows you to relax, it has benefits such as reducing pain level in the body, stress and improve general well-being.