Lymph drainage is a special massage technique and is commonly perceived as a gentle method with a strong effect. It is a physical application and primarily serves to improve and/or restore a disturbed lymph flow.
In our lymph system there are numerous lymph nodes, which filter lymph fluid. Using certain massage and grip techniques the lymph system is activated: large area, circular movements in the direction of the lymph flow enable fluid to be relocated into the skin and/or the hypodermis and ensure slow, pain free change of the tissue structure.
The areas of use of lymph drainage are wide ranging. It is primarily used in oedema and decongestion therapy, to treat swollen areas of the body. The causes of this can be operations such as tumour removal. Lymph drainage is also used to combat pain. Further indications include e.g. burning or traumas.