Connect with us

Lymphatic drainage: benefits and contraindications

Lymphatic drainage: benefits and contraindications

Beauty Treatment

Lymphatic drainage: benefits and contraindications

The manual lymphatic drainage is an effective massage therapy technique that seeks the revival of the superficial lymphatic system in order to eliminate the interstitial fluid and toxins. They never hurt gentle movements and requires a good knowledge of body anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system.


The fundamental difference is the lymphatic drainage with acupressure is that it is able to drain the lymphatic edema proteins, which appliance was not achieved because only thus drains the interstitial fluid.


Lymphatic drainage: benefits and contraindications


When the lymph is stagnant toxins accumulate and thus accelerate the process of aging, which consequently leads to many physical problems. In the massage that is done is to drain the stagnant lymph to areas where surface regional lymph nodes can evacuate the venous stream content normally.


The aim is to activate the lymph circulation stagnates avoiding because of the waste substances, stress, emotional shock, physical inactivity, poor nutrition and germs, among other things.


Maneuvers, massage and main actions:

  • Stimulate the circulation of body fluids, function and lymphatic circulation as well as blood.
  • Stimulate the immune system.
  • Stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system

Lymphatic drainage is used primarily to treat lymphedema, elephantiasis, cellulite, lymphatic edema, trauma or complications that occur after surgery as in the case of aesthetics, but also turn it is used in cases of:

  • Acne
  • Facial edema
  • Varicose veins
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tired legs
  • Edema in pregnancy
  • Edema linfoestáticos
  • Migraines
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Chronic diseases of the airways
  • Arthritis, osteoarthritis and soft tissue diseases
  • Edema menstrual
  • Nerves
  • Anxiety
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Bruising


Benefits of lymphatic drainage:

  • Significantly reduces edema
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Relieves chronic and subacute inflammations as well as chronic pain reliever
  • It is effective for tissue regeneration in cases of burns, stretch marks, wrinkles and wounds
  • Reduces the symptoms of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
  • Antispasmodic effects
  • It is effective against constipation and lack of muscle tone
  • Fight insomnia, memory loss, stress and lack of vitality
  • Effects aging



The contraindications for lymphatic drainage

  • Hypotension
  • Thyroid disease
  • Algia pelvic
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Asthma
  • Gout, rheumatism or renal colic
  • Moles (nevi can become malignant)
  • Post-post-thrombosis and thrombophlebitis
  • Edema caused by congestive heart failure
  • Edema linfodinámicos
  • Cancer
  • Infections
  • Phlebitis, thrombosis or thrombophlebitis

Professional writer with more than 7 years of experience. Joseph has worked as a content creator and editor on different web pages. He has been coordinator and content manager in various editorial teams. He also has extensive experience in SEO and digital marketing.

More in Beauty Treatment

To Top