Lymph drainage activated lymph flow in the body through lymphatic vessels. The latter ensure the accumulation and removal of waste from the tissues. Under normal circumstances, approximately four litres of fluid circulate through the lymphatic system. Lymph drainage plays an important part in the body’s immune system.
Lymph drainage therapy also known as lymphatic therapy stimulates lymphatic activity. The therapy increases lymph flow in critical areas, dilates blood vessels and speeds up metabolism.
Lymphatic therapy is perceived as a very pleasant and effective method of treatment, and it is used in medicine and beauty care alike. Depending on the diagnosis, the suit or sleeves are filled with air in pre-set cycles. The sleeves consist of numerous separate air chambers.
This is a medical procedure that can only be performed on the basis of a doctor’s referral (must be on paper).
All appointments need to be pre-booked.
The circulatory system transports nutrients, gases and waste into the cells and out to combat diseases, stabilise body temperature and pH as well as maintain the body’s normal internal environment. The cardiovascular system distributes blood, and the lymphatic system distributes lymphatic fluid; thus, two types of fluid flow in the circulatory system, blood and lymph. Blood, the heart and blood vessels make up the cardiovascular system. Lymphatic fluid, lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels make up the lymphatic system. Both together the cardiovascular system and the lymphatic system form the body’s circulatory system.
Small lymphatic vessels gradually merge into larger and larger ones, which provide lymphatic liquid by emptying into the circulatory system. The lymph nodes within the lymphatic system work like filters located between the superficial lymphatic system and the deep lymphatic system. If lymph nodes are damaged resulting from a surgery, injury, infection or something else, lymphatic fluid cannot flow properly and accumulates in the body’s tissues.
Lymph drainage is mostly prescribed as 1 or 2 treatments. The treatment lasts 60 to 90 minutes.