What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
Manual lymphatic drainage is a technique used to remove excess fluid from tissues. One of the functions of the lymphatic system is to return fluid to the circulatory system, but sometimes this process is impaired due to new or old injuries, disease, a side-effect of surgery, genetic predisposition or tight muscle tissue trapping waste products. Excess fluid impairs the immune system and affects range-of-motion and functioning of muscle.
How will it help me?
Whatever the reason is for trapped fluid, clearing it means tissues will be healthier because they can function normally and toxins can be removed. Muscle tissue can then be optimally strengthened and maximum functionality reached.
Long Term Benefits
The long term benefit of Manual Lymphatic Drainage is less muscle congestion which means that muscle can function optimally. This can also reduce pain and improve range-of-motion which tends to be impaired because of the excess fluid that has accumulated in the tissues.
Short Term Benefits
The short term benefit of manual lymphatic drainage is less pain and improved range-of-motion.