Lymph drainage promotes the outflow of the lymph from the body. It has physiological effects on tissues, nervous system, smooth and skeletal muscles; improves immunological defenses by eliminate metabolites with protein-rich edematous substance. Manual lymph drainage uses special touches performed by a physiotherapist. Mechanical lymph drainage applies the pressure developed by air chambers over certain body parts.
Mechanical lymph drainage consists of application of variable overpressure, most often, over the legs which are enclosed in a special suit. The aim is to prevent and treat venous and lymphatic edemas, to remove the “heavy legs” feelings and orange peel skin. This method is also sought after by those who suffer from chronic lymphatic edemas of the arms (most often following oncological treatment), constipation and certain neurological and dermatological diseases.
Contraindication: feverish and inflammatory conditions, malignant diseases, dermatological and fungal skin infections, minor injuries, hemorrhagic diseases, severe varicous veins, leg ulcers, etc.
Manual lymph drainage is a special massage performed by a physiotherapist with the aim to promote the drainage of the lymph from the tissues. This massage has proved useful in the management of swollen legs after injury, after surgeries and during chronic venous insufficiency. It promotes whole body detox, alleviates the symptoms of migraine and chronic rhinitis, and it also boosts immunity.
Contraindication: feverish and inflammatory conditions, malignant diseases, dermatological and fungal skin infections, minor injuries, hemorrhagic diseases, severe varicous veins and, leg ulcers, etc.