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  2.  Lymphatic drainage is the process in which waste products are drained from the body. This is a vital function in the body as it helps to eliminate toxins, bacteria and other undesirable substances from the cells of our own bodies. The procedure for lymphatic drainage also helps maintain our immune system by removing harmful substances and by raising the number of white blood cells in our blood.
  3.  There are an assortment of different massage techniques utilized to help in the lymphatic drainage procedure. https://jawsmassage.com/seoul/ Some of these techniques include the procedure called palmar vibration with certain hand movements to stimulate the lymph nodes. This technique uses smooth motions to avoid any harm to the patient. Another massage therapy used in treating lymphedema is called ultrasound treatment. This technique uses sound waves to divide and travel through the lymphatic system to stimulate the flow of toxins.
  4.  It is thought that lymphedema and cellulite are related to each other. Many physicians believe that cellulite dissipates as the condition of lymphedema progresses. Cellulite appears as nasty orange peel skin masses which generally occur on the thighs, buttocks and hips of people who have Lymphedema. Although there isn't any proven correlation between the two physicians who specialize in the treatment of lymphedema urge that their patients don't wear tight clothes or undergarments which may increase the circulation conditions which are associated with Lymphedema.
  5.  Doctors sometimes prescribe exercise to help improve the lymphatic drainage when the patient is afflicted by Lymphedema. Exercise can help to improve the tone of their skin and lessen the look of cellulite. Exercises that improve lymphatic drainage include: swimming, walking, bicycling, aerobic exercises, dancing, aerobic exercises, and swimming. When combined with diet modifications, exercise can be quite effective in assisting patients to deal with and protect against lymphedema. It's been proven that exercise can help to: Reduce the swelling of veins from the legs which may lead to painfulness and increase the movement of lymphatic fluid through the vessels that provide blood and oxygen to the cells.
  6.  A manual lymphatic drainage massage, also called a lymphatic rinse, is another way to prevent lymphedema. This technique has been known to be highly effective in treating: Primary Prevention of lymphedema Secondary Prevention of lymphedema Preventive care for babies and children That Are at risk for developing lymphedema Reduces swelling and edema (water retention) of their legs and feet Reduces the frequency of bruising, leg swelling and pain caused by lymphedema Increased blood circulation reduces the swelling of feet and ankles
  7.  This type of lymphatic drainage system uses slow, gentle pressure to massage the lymph nodes and cells of the legs and feet while remove waste products from the skin. This technique is much like an ultrasonic massage, but it utilizes soft, measured pressure rather than extreme vibrations or tones. The massage technique was found to be effective for treating: Primary Prevention of lymphedema Secondary Prevention of lymphedema The procedure offers relief in swelling, pain, edema and fluid retention. It allows for the smooth functioning of the immune system and enhances skin texture and tone.
  8.  Lymphedema is commonly caused by: Age, heredity, obesity, anxiety, diabetes, Overweight, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. The swelling is known as either primary or secondary lymphedema. In primary lymphedema, a massive set of lymph nodes have been destroyed, resulting in a pooling of fluids underneath the skin. In secondary lymphedema, a smaller set of lymph nodes are affected, usually resulting from illness or surgery. The outcome is increased fluid buildup that results in swelling, pain and skin irritation.
  9.  There are an assortment of ways to apply therapeutic massage to treat lymphedema. This therapy is used to help control swelling and alleviate pain by applying long, gentle, light pressure on target areas. In my clinic, I employ therapeutic massage uses the palms, elbows, shoulders, buttocks, elbows, and fingers. I do this with my patients on a weekly basis, twice a day. You may find out more about your lymphedema and how therapeutic massage can assist you or a loved one here.