Manual Lymphatic Drainage offered by Ndikandií is an excellent way to purify toxins accumulated in the body. Sometimes our cells are unable to process all the nutrients, fats and proteins that reach them through the bloodstream.
Anything that could not be exploited, as well as the residues of what was taken advantage of, is stored in the lymph. During lymphatic drainage, we will stimulate (by using the hands) the drainage of the interstitium (interstitial tissue) so that your body expels what has stalled in it through sweat and urine.
what is the lymphatic drainage?
To understand the benefits of lymphatic drainage, let’s first talk about the lymphatic system. A fundamental part of our body made up of ducts and nodes that carry unprocessed waste through our cells.
This liquid is made up of dead cells, fats, proteins and residual substances that could not be processed by our cells. All these substances accumulate in an organ of which little is spoken: the interstitium.
It is very important to think of interstitium as a kind of filter in our body where what our cells cannot take advantage of are stored. Naturally, this organ is cleaned with the help of the lymphatic system, draining the accumulated substances to remove them by urinary tract.
Having said that, we can understand the importance of keeping our inner filter in good condition. It is very important that the flow of the lymphatic system is constant to keep us healthy, however it is not always so. Lymphatic drainage is a way to manually help our body purify accumulated substances.
How does it work?
Lymphatic drainage is a massage technique that will stimulate lymph nodes and vessels to help them purify and renew lymph.
The therapist will use slow, deep movements throughout this therapy. Firm tissue manipulation will help increase the pressure in your lymph vessels for an instant, causing them to drain when they are released.
We recommend a minimum time of one hour with this therapy to make the results effective. An hour and a half is the ideal duration.
How often this therapy is taken is what will ensure noticeable improvement. 2 to 3 times per week for the most severe cases. Every fortnight to maintain a good state of the lymph.
Keeping lymph fluid fresh and new improves the life cycle of our cells, decreases and prevents inflammations as well as detoxifying our body.
General benefits of lymphatic drainage.
- Reduction and elimination of edema (inflammation in tissues).
- Relaxation of the central nervous system with analgesic effect.
- Decreased contractures in skeletal and visceral musculature.
- Soon relief from digestive disorders such as constipation by vagus nerve stimulation.
- Activation of the immune system – by cleaning the lymphatic system.
This massage can also help you with the control of your sizes, however, if you are looking to reduce them, we recommend rather our reductive massage.
What ills can relieve lymphatic drainage?
The benefits of this therapy cover two broad fields: aesthetic and clinical. The following are:
Relief or improvement in aesthetic disorders
- Skin effects such as acne, rosacea, perioral dermatitis, persistent facial erythema.
- Fatty tissue,cellulite/panniculitis.
- Healing problems (preventive and treatment).
- Stress problems.
- Facial edemas.
- Swelling of the legs.
Relief or improvement in clinical/functional disorders
- Edemas of all kinds.
- Skin disorders from fluid buildup..
- Rheumatic disorders.
- Breathing problems.
- Some digestive problems.
- Neurological disorders: headaches, migraines, trigeminal neuralgia.
- Recommended for people with Down and Stroke Syndrome.
What contraindications does this massage have?
Lymphatic drainage is contraindicated for people with the following conditions:
- Acute infections.
- Decompensated heart failure
- Flebitis, thrombosis and thrombophlebitis.
- Caotide sinus syndrome
- Severe skin conditions.
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