Lymphatic drainage deals with eliminating toxins and keeping the system in optimal conditions. This massage, which has nothing to do with traditional massage, is performed using very gentle manual maneuvers based on in-depth study of the anatophysiology of the lymphatic system. It is performed by tangentially pushing the skin to the limit of its elasticity. These pushes are made in the direction of "drainage" in the direction of the nodes, activating the lymphatic circulation, especially the subcutaneous.
IN THE LYMPH The birth of the lymphatic vessels is at the cutaneous level, therefore by stimulating the skin with massage, the lymphatic circulation and its elimination effects are accelerated.
IN THE MUSCULATURE there is a significant increase in the venous and lymphatic circulation in the muscles, increasing the amount of oxygen and increasing muscle metabolism, both at a sporting and therapeutic level.
IN METABOLISM, the action of drainage massage produces an increase in the amount of urine. Filtration at the renal level increases, followed by the elimination of body waste.
These drains must be performed the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery, daily and for a minimum of 10 days, normally these massages must be complemented with therapeutic massages and appliances for 1 to 3 more months, every day or twice a week, with the purpose of obtaining better results.
To perform manual lymphatic drainage, a physiotherapist is the right person to perform it, since they are the ones who have the sufficient knowledge to apply the appropriate lymphatic drainage techniques without damaging the circulatory system and thus manage to restore circulation in the lymphatic system. thus alleviating discomfort in any part of the body, improving edema in the legs, accelerating the healing of the skin and tissues, improving circulation, stimulating the immune system, reducing inflammation, pain after surgery, decreasing time of recovery and helping to eliminate the remains of anesthesia and medications used during the procedure.