There are several types of lymphatic drainage: massage or manual lymphatic drainage. This is now done by a qualified therapist at Bloom.
Why have a lymphatic massage over a regular massage? Lymph drainage massage is a useful technique in treating lymphedema, leg swelling, hardening or thickening skin, discoloration and more. If you have symptoms of trapped lymph we advise you to speak with a doctor about benefits of this type of massage.
Understanding the Lymphatic System
The Lymphatic system plays a key role in the body’s immune defenses, contains vessels and nodes with lymph, a mixture of proteins, water, waste product, and immune system elements. The lymphatic system is located throughout the body. Lymph nodes filter all this debris. Lymph nodes all work together to make sure “clean” lymph is transported back into the veins, which carry blood toward the heart.
There are different types of lymphatic drainage massage techniques, but all techniques function on the same principle, they all use gentle movements to stretch the skin in the direction of lymph flow.
Light rhythmic movements stimulate the lymphatic system without pressing hard on the vessel. This light movement make the lymph fluid move easily through the nodes and tissues, moving fluid, making sure it doesn’t get trapped anywhere. Studies have found that lymphatic drainage massage may benefit people with chronic venous insufficiency. Chronic venous insufficiency is when the valves or walls of the veins that are in the legs don’t work properly. This makes it hard for the blood to flow back to the heart from the legs. Legs also have the femoral artery running through it, lymphatic drainage massage can help increase and improve blood flowing back to the heart, helping to improve swelling and any other symptoms immediately. However it is unclear how long impacts last for.
- Improves blood flow
- Helps clear lymph nodes
- Improves swelling
- Promotion of a healthy lymphatic system
What to expect during the treatment
The appointment is 60 minutes long, with typically a 50 minute massage. Our Bloom therapist will follow a particular sequence, using a series of massage techniques, including stretching, compressing, gliding and cupping motions. These light rhythmic movements stimulate, thus making the fluid move in the right direction.
Bloom has a therapist that uses one of the lymphatic drainage method’s that start at the part of the limb nearest to the torso and move outwards. You may experience an immediate improvement from symptoms, but we do advise regular massages are booked.
|Lymphatic Massage Legs||This massage soothes your legs and reduces swelling and speeds up blood flow.||60 mins||$145|
|Lymphatic Massage Abdomen||This massage soothes your abdomen and reduces bloating.||45 mins||$120|
|Lymphatic Massage full body||This massage soothes your face & body. This technique assists with fluid retention and drainage||60 mins||$195|