Posted on: November 29, 2015
Lymphatic massage was pioneered in 1930s by Danish Drs, Estrid Vodder and Emil Vodder. It aims at treating immune disorders as well as chronic sinusitis. This type of massage is done gently with an intention of draining lymph naturally. This helps in the movement of waste products to the heart from the tissues. The lymph system is dependent on the internal contractions of the peristalsis and skeletal muscles. The Vodders noticed that most patients who had common cold had lymph nodes which were swollen. Due to poor understanding of the system in 1993, the tampering of the lymphatic nodes was considered a taboo. Later on in 1932, study on the lymph system was started and by 1936 extreme developments were done.
Lymph Drainage Therapy is a noninvasive, light touch and gentle technique that offers therapists who are qualified to access and complement the protocols existing on health care. This massage helps in solving a number of complications related to pregnancy. These conditions include sore nipples, wounds, fissures, ulceration, and eczema among others. One of the benefits of lymphatic massage is that it helps one relieve chronic inflammation as well as post and pre surgical applications. There are different types of massage therapy; these include sports massage, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, reflexology, prenatal massage among others.
These treatments include the manipulation of tissues within the body, mostly the soft body tissues which are the tendons, ligaments and connective tissues. They are done manually and they aim at enhancing people's well-being as well as health. Professionals in this area only advice people with lymphedema to go for the massage. They also warn against sites that tend to mislead people on the proper treatments for the lymph nodes. Therapists and physicians offering these services are easily identified and therefore one is in a position to access the services easily.