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Lymphatic drainage plays a very important role within the body by protecting us from infection and disease. It is part of the body’s immune system and helps to remove toxins, waste and other unwanted materials from our tissues. If an individual’s ability to move/walk has diminished or their lymphatic system isn’t functioning to its full capacity, a build up of waste and toxins can accumulate. Without treatment, individuals can be left with swelling in the peripheral limbs, increased pain perception, and a reduction in mood and energy.
Lymphatic drainage treatment can be used to help with acute injury, such as high impact trauma through sport. Inflammation and swelling built up in the area of injury is usually the main reason you feel so much pain, as the swelling presses on the nerve supply in the surrounding area, leading to increased pain sensitivity.
It can also be used for more chronic fatigue or inflammation, where the lymphatic system isn’t functioning correctly. Therefore, treatment will help to reduce symptoms and get the individual back moving pain free. In turn this will increase the performance of the lymphatic system, as contraction of the muscles act as a natural pump to help flush the unwanted materials out of the body.
If you have any questions in regards to the lymphatic system or if you’ve experienced any of these symptoms and want some advice just send me a message 🙋🏼♀️🤙🏼