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What is Lymphatic Drainage? 

Lymphatic drainage massage is a technique used to solve problems with swelling caused by lymphedema. Lymphedema occurs when an illness affects your body and lymphatic system. The main symptom of lymphedema is swelling in different parts of your body like the legs and arms as a result of collected fluid, proteins, and toxins in your  bloodstream. Lymphatic drainage massage as a gentle manual massage helps the body stimulate the drainage of lymph nodes and eliminate waste 
 

The effect and purpose of lymphatic drainage with essential oils:

 

1,Promotes blood circulation in the skin, passes oxygen and nutrition to skin cells, increases skin metabolism, and prevents skin aging. 

2,Leads to strengthening of skin capillaries and nerve tissue. 

3,Promotes energy metabolism of subcutaneous fat and prevents reduction or increase in adipose tissue.

4,Rids the body of fatigue with improvement in blood circulation and relaxation of muscles. Destresses nerves to a great extent via relaxation of mental state.  

5,Keeps skin moist and smooth for several days as essential oils penetrate the skin.

 

Lymphatic drainage techniques:

There are the follwoing tyles of tchiniques and combination treatment according to the utility of each technique. 

effleurage 

Effleurage massage improve blood circulation by increasing the temperature of masucles and preparing them for more vigorous massage techniques. Effleurage also stimulates the lymphatic drainage system.The lymphatic system helps to remove waste products to leave the body which helps to maintain body health. 

 

◎ friction

Frictions are localised manipulations performed onto soft tissues with fingers or thumbs. Frictions are commonly used to treat ligaments, tendons, fascia and muscles. Frictions can be applied transversely across soft tissue structures or in a circular movement. Frictions can be applied with deep or superficial pressure depending on the desired outcome. Frictions can be used to increase local circulation and promote healing. Frictions are used around joints to loosen adhesions and improve movement.

◎ petrissage

Petrissage is a massage technique that applies deep pressure to the underlying muscles. Kneading, wringing, skin rolling and pick-up-and-squeeze are the petrissage movements. They are all performed with the padded palmar surface of the hand, the surface of the finger and also the thumbs. 

◎ tapotement

Tapotement uses different techniques, sometimes called percussion that uses the fingers, cupped hands and loose fists. It includes hacking which strikes the body with the outside edges of your hands in line with your little finger, as well as cupping where you strike the skin using a cupping shape of your hands.

◎ compression

Compression is an effective massage technique performed by laying hands over a muscle area and pushing down onto the tissues. Hands are then lifted and moved to a different area and then repeated. The pressure of compressions can range from light to very deep.

 

◎ vibracion

Vibration movements can help stimulate nerves, relieve muscular tension and decrease stress. Vibrations at a slower pace are an effective treatment to produce a feeling of relaxation. The benefits of vibration massage techniques are relieved tight muscles, reduced stress and improved circulation.

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