Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) is a massage therapy technique used to increase lymph flow, treat lymphedema and support the overall functioning of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system and the proper movement of lymph through the bodies tissues is necessary for proper healing, removal of wastes, and effective immune system functioning. Together with other treatments like exercising to promote circulation, compression therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs, and ice packs, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is for removing the build-up of lymph fluid and increasing your body’s lymphatic circulation.
Who Should Receive Lymphatic Drainage Therapy?
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is used whenever a build-up of lymph fluid occurs. This can be as a result of a surgery, wearing tight-fitting clothing, heart problems, cancer, and/or radiation therapy. Lymphatic drainage massage is also particularly effective for sports injuries – particularly sprains and fractures.
Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
- reduction of pain and swelling
- enhanced immune function
- faster and more complete recovery from sports injuries
- removal of cellular wastes and toxins
- enhanced tissue regeneration
- improved skin quality
If you’re experiencing lymphedema and/or have recently had a sports injury, give us a call!
At Pharaoh Bodyworks, we’re experienced in both Medical Massage and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy and can meet any specifications your doctor might have regarding your treatments.