Lymphatic drainage massage provides benefits to people who suffer a buildup of lymphatic fluid because of:
- Filariasis, a disease caused when certain parasites carried by mosquitoes infest the lymph node.
- Burn scar excision
- Trauma or infection in the lymphatic system
- Cancer or if the recipients received cancer treatments involving the removal of lymph nodes.
- Health conditions that result in irregularities in blood flow to extremities
- Vein thrombosis
Lymphatic Drainage Massage Relieves Swelling of the Extremities
The improvement of movement of lymphatic fluid in the arms, hands, legs, or feet eases swelling on those parts, which restores mobility.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage Also Helps Relieve Swelling in Other Parts of the Body
Lymphatic drainage massage performed in the upper body also helps relieve swelling in areas such as the breast, chest, face, and shoulders. Lower body lymphatic drainage massage also helps quell the swelling in the groin.
The improvements in blood flow and lymph fluid movement also help facilitate pain relief and changes in sensation.
Relieves Feelings of Heaviness
The improvement in lymphatic fluid movement improves mobility overall. Not only do the feet, arms, and legs enjoy the restoration of mobility, but the benefit of improved fluid flow also brings a feeling of lightness all over the body. This sensation also results in more ease in fitting into clothing because of the better sensation of freedom of movement.