More and more people, mainly with circulation problems, decide to undergo lymphatic drainage treatment, but what does it consist of? Can it be applied in all cases?
Effective in removing liquid and waste substances
Lymphatic drainage, also known as lymphatic massage, is a completely painless manual therapeutic technique, thanks to which the elimination of fluids and toxic substances that accumulate in our body is facilitated, by stimulating the lymph nodes of the lymphatic system. superficial shape.
In addition, it is possible to complete it using a mechanical lymphatic drainage system, known as pressotherapy. This technique uses equipment that wraps the area to be treated with a kind of covers that exert a gentle compression to stimulate circulation.
When is it effective?
It is used in cases in which there is evident fluid retention and, therefore, it is usually especially effective, for example, to treat cellulite – as long as it is combined with other treatments that help dissolve and/or eliminate accumulated fat. – or the feeling of tiredness and heaviness in the legs, arms, etc.
It can also be applied to the face for patients with very pronounced dark circles and bags under the eyes or for those who usually have facial swelling. In this case, the drainage is carried out in the nodes located near the ears to achieve a result similar to that of the lifting.
Not all are suitable for treatment
Those who wish to undergo lymphatic drainage treatment must be previously evaluated by doctors or experienced professionals since, although a priori it does not have risks, it should not be applied, for example, in patients who present:
- Phlebitis, thrombophlebitis, or thrombosis.
- If varicose veins with relief are observed.
- If there is any kind of temporary or chronic wound or condition on the skin.
- Asthmatic crisis.
Likewise, cases in which the inflammations are chronic, there is hypotension or it is hyper or hypothyroidism must be taken into account.