In some occasions, like for instance after a surgery, our body’s recovery mechanisms have more difficulty at functioning properly and need some help to ensure a faster and better recovery.
Manual lymphatic drainage involves soft, slow and repeated compressions and decompressions that aim to stimulate the natural pace of the lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system is a very important part of the circulatory system, as it has to do with our organism’s regeneration process.
The benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage can be summarised as follows:
- It has a draining effect, that is, it facilitates the transportation and disposal of cell, injured tissues and fluid waste accumulated in the swollen areas.
- It has a sedative, relaxing effect on the nervous system, immediately relieving possible contusions and strain on the tissues as well as on the general state of the organism.
- As a consequence of the above-mentioned effects, it has an anti-inflammatory effect: swelling (oedema) disappears from the affected areas and a general well-being is achieved.
In order to go back to your usual body rhythm after a surgical procedure, it is advisable to start with the treatment as soon as possible and always following your surgeon’s directions.