Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic drainage massage is a system of massage techniques developed in the 1930’s. It stimulates the functions of the body’s secondary circulation, the lymphatic system, encouraging the removal and filtering of waste, toxins and excess fluids from cells as well as boosting the body’s natural immunity. This therapy is also known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage or MLD. It is a gentle, deeply relaxing and rhythmic massage that helps to reduce water retention, filter excess fluid from the lymph nodes and boost your immune system. The practitioner uses a range of specialised and gently pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow.
Lymphatic drainage massage helps to boost the functions of the lymphatic system. It thus improves the circulation of lymph which helps fluid drainage from cells and the elimination of waste, improves the production and distribution of antibodies and lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) thus boosting the immunity from disease and stimulates the lymphatic systems filtering process thus helping remove toxins and bacteria from the body. It also works on the autonomic nervous system, helping to slow the sympathetic nerves (which enable activity) and stimulate the parasympathetic nerves (which enable relaxation), thus aiding relaxation and reducing stress.
The benefits of Lymphatic Drainage can be considerable and relevant in today's environment. Stress and deficient immune systems can make people susceptible to disease and infections. The lymphatic system plays a vital role in the body by regulating the immune system. When the lymphatic system is blocked, lymphatic fluid can build up and stagnate; thus causing the system to become toxic. It is used to clear congestion, waste and fluid from the system, thus is indicated to treat a wide range of conditions such as. It aids with acne, allergies, cellulite and excess weight. It relieves constipation and other digestive disorders. It is widely popular for fluid retention, for e.g. puffy ankles, legs, eyes, bloating, oedema and it is a must for anyone that gets recurring colds, flu, ear or chest infections.
Warning: A medical professional should always be consulted for any medical physiological and/or psychological conditions. Complementary therapies are not a substitute for, but work in conjunction with conventional medicines and the medical profession / care teams. Referral from a G.P. or healthcare team may be required in some cases.
Cost of treatments:
Lymphatic Drainage Massage – €90