Lymphatic drainage is a massage technique that works with the lymphatic system by stimulating it to work quickly, moving the lymph to the lymph nodes.
The lymph is the fluid in the vessels of the lymph nodes. It is characterized by its viscosity, absence of color, by containing organic and inorganic substances, residues and toxins. It is excellent, and is recommended in post surgery.
The main function of lymphatic drainage is to accelerate the process of removing accumulated fluids between cells and metabolic residues directing them to the capillary vessels and, through specific movements, directing them to be eliminated. This technique also stimulates tissue regeneration, enhances the immune system, is relaxing and tranquilizing, combats cellulite and localized fat, and improves the body’s anti-inflammatory action.
Under the manual form, the drainage is done with circles made with the hands and the thumb, combined movements, and light pressure. With the use of apparatus, the drainage is done through an intelligent computer system that inflates and deflates a kind of bag which, as well as manual drainage, improves the condition of the lymph.
It is important to know that this technique is contraindicated for people with acute infections, heart failure, thrombosis, hypertension, cancer, bronchial asthma and asthmatic bronchitis.