Lymph Drainage

What is lymphatic massage? Lymphatic massage, also called lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage, is a technique developed in Germany for treatment of lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery, most often a mastectomy for breast cancer. Lymphedema can also be present at birth or develop at puberty or during adulthood. This type, known as primary lymphedema, can affect as many as four limbs and/or other parts of the body. The cause is unknown. Lymphatic drainage massage for conditions other than lymphedema is not medically recommended, although it may be promoted by some therapists . • Was ist Lymphmassage? Die Lymphmassage, auch Lymphdrainage oder manuelle Lymphdrainage genannt, ist eine in Deutschland entwickelte Methode zur Behandlung von Lymphödemen, einer Ansammlung von Flüssigkeit, die auftreten kann, nachdem Lymphknoten während der Operation entfernt werden, meist eine Mastektomie bei Brustkrebs. Lymphödeme können auch bei der Geburt vorhanden sein oder sich in der Pubertät oder im Erwachsenenalter entwickeln. Dieser als primäres Lymphödem bekannte Typ kann bis zu vier Gliedmaßen und / oder andere Körperteile betreffen. Die Ursache ist unbekannt. Eine Lymphdrainage-Massage für andere Zustände als das Lymphödem wird nicht medizinisch empfohlen, obwohl sie von einigen Therapeuten gefördert werden kann.

What should one expect on a visit to a practitioner of lymphatic massage?

A lymphatic massage session for women who develop lymphedema after surgery for breast cancer starts with light massage on the surface of the skin of the neck. The therapist gently rubs, strokes, taps or pushes the skin in directions that follow the structure of the lymphatic system so that accumulated lymph fluid can drain through proper channels. Lymphatic drainage is very gentle, is not painful and doesn’t have a stimulating effect. Each session lasts from 45 to 60 minutes, and therapy usually is performed once a day four or five times a week for two to four weeks. One study showed that the greatest reduction in swelling from lymphedema occurs in the first week of treatment and stabilizes during the second week.

  • Price

    CHF 110

  • Duration

    01:30 Hours

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