Lymphatic massage is a light, delicate form of massage that stimulates the body’s lymphatic system; improving metabolism, assisting the body to eliminate waste and providing a boost to the immune system. Lymphatic massage is gentle and relaxing, supporting the health of the entire body.
The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in the body`s ability to heal from injury and ward off disease. It is essential to the body`s drainage system for cleansing and filtering out toxins and bacteria. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, fluid builds up and stagnates making us feels sluggish and more susceptible to disease.
Unlike the blood circulatory system, the lymphatic system has no central pump it relies on muscle movement from deep breathing, exercise and manual manipulation to move the lymph. A properly functioning lymphatic system is essential for overall health.
Lymphatic drainage massage could be beneficial to people who are experiencing:
- fibromyalgia (especially associated, health related quality of life, depression and stiffness)
- swelling or edema
- skin disorders
- digestive problems
- migraine episodes [all examples taken from
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324518.php] see 2005 systematic review https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266620613_Effectiveness_of_different_styles_of_massage_therapy_in_fibromyalgia_A_systematic_review_and_meta-analysis)