Manual lymphatic drainage is a type of body massage done with your hands or with your own devices that helps eliminate excess fluids and toxins from the body, facilitating the treatment of cellulitis, swelling or lymphedema, and can be used in post- operative of plastic surgery.
Lymphatic drainage thin because it decreases body swelling but better results are obtained when it is done by a clinician. Lymphatic drainage should always be done towards the gullet and applying only a slight pressure with both hands on the skin, as excess pressure may inhibit lymphatic circulation and drainage no longer results.
Lymphatic drainage should always be initiated with maneuvers that stimulate the emptying of lymph nodes, located in the groin area and supraclavicular region. This stimulation in these regions should be done at least 3 times throughout the lymphatic drainage to ensure their results.
Then follow the following order:
To do drainage on the face watch:
To do manual lymphatic drainage on the belly you should first lie on your belly up and pass a little moisturizer on the belly. Then you should:
To drain the arms, you should lie on your stomach with your arms stretched out along your body. Then you should:
To do manual lymphatic drainage on the legs you should preferably be lying down, and pass a little moisturizer on the leg. Then you should:
Lymphatic drainage works because the fluids that cause swelling and cellulitis are redirected into the blood, filtered through the kidneys and then eliminated from the body through the urine. However, the results are more easily seen when associating healthy eating and regular exercise. Learn about other benefits of lymphatic drainage.
The price of lymphatic drainage ranges from 80 to 100 reais per session, depending on the region of the body to be treated and the clinic chosen.