Lymph drainage is a special kind of massage. It affects the lymphatic vessel system and the lymph fluid stored within the interstitial tissues (connective tissue). Specialized massage techniques stimulate the drainage of the body’s excess lymphatic fluid. This activates your metabolism, releases metabolic wastes and brings about a vegetative improvement. The massage begins in the areas of the body furthest from the heart and moves in the direction of the blood flow toward the heart; it is performed with extraordinary gentleness.
- Swelling after surgery and injuries (fractures, dislocations, contusions)
- After amputations, radiation therapy, after prolonged immobilization of the arms and legs (e.g. after wearing a cast)
- Chronic catarrh of the mucous membranes (sinuses, bronchial passages)
- Congestion and swelling of the legs (venous disorders)
- Headaches, insomnia, anxiety, depression