WHAT IS THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?
WHAT DOES LYMPHATIC MASSAGE TREAT?
The lymphatic system is a system of vessels, somewhat similar to regular blood vessels, that carries lymphatic fluid instead of blood.
Lymphatic fluid doesn't have any red blood cells, but it's rich in lymphocytes (aka white blood cells) and fats. This is how it is closely tied in with your immune system.
It doesn't benefit from the heart's pumping since it's not a part of the circulatory system.
Lymphatic fluid goes forward by taking advantage of your muscles' movements, and cannot go backward thanks to a system of valves.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage helps get the fluid moving
Lymphatic massage therapy is incredibly useful for post-surgical swelling, people who have had lymph node removal or damage and chronic lymph conditions.
Many requests for lymphatic massage in Toledo come from women who are recovering from a mastectomy.
Manual lymphatic drainage was found to be better than connective tissue massage for stiffness, depression, and quality of life for those suffering from Fibromyalgia.