Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is one of a variety of similar techniques that work on the Lymphatic System of the body. It is characterized by very light touch, rhythmic strokes that stretch the skin rather than glide over the skin and release the stretched skin.
What Benefits Can I Expect From a Lymph Drainage Therapy Session?
It is an excellent technique to relieve pain and soreness in joints and in muscles, reduce fluid retention (edema), improve range of motion where there is a restriction, improve the immune system, detoxify the body, decrease wrinkles, help relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
In conjunction with bandaging, lymph drainage is the gold star treatment for Lymphedema.
One additional use would be to have a session or two a couple of days before and after surgery. The benefit of having some LDT prior to surgery would be to reduce the amount of fluid within the tissues. The benefit of having sessions after surgery is to help the body rid itself of the edema (swelling) around the surgical area. This helps the incision to heal more quickly and also to help reduce the possibility of infection. Benefits range from detoxification of the body, regeneration of burned, injured or wrinkled tissue, anti-aging effects, and relief of sinusitis, bronchitis, ear infections, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, constipation, insomnia, memory loss, cellulite and obesity.