Lymphatic drainage is a specialist field of physiotherapy which is used to stimulate the body's lymphatic circulation and thereby reduce swelling.
Lymphatic drainage is particularly suitable as part of the rehabilitation after surgery, radiotherapy and injuries. It can also be used to reduce swelling caused by chronic diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and erysipelas, and to treat abnormal lymphatic vessel development and congenial lymphatic dysfunction. Apart from swelling, lymphatic drainage can also help reduce pain caused by different kinds of diseases and injuries.
Lymphatic drainage is a gentle manual massage technique used to drain the fluid between the cells and stimulate the development of new lymphatic vessels. The superficial lymphatic system, which carries the majority of the body fluid load, is located in the tissue directly underneath the skin. Therefore, lymphatic drainage massage has to be gentle. The effect of the treatment is maintained with elastic bandages and compression sleeves or socks, unless there is a health-related barrier for this. Lymphatic taping can be used to facilitate the liquid flow in the lymphatic system. Exercises and guidance on self-care and skin care are also integral parts of the treatment. Lymphatic drainage cannot be performed during an acute viral, bacterial or fungal infection.
Make an appointment by calling 09 7750 800. You can also make an appointment at the reception desk at any Diacor medical centre.
- When making your appointment, please mention that you wish to see a lymphatic therapist.
- It is a good idea to book at least three appointments, e.g. one per week, to ensure sufficient follow-up treatment. After your first visit, when you have been assessed by the lymphatic therapist, you can cancel or reschedule your appointments as necessary.
Please arrive on time to make sure you have sufficient time to sign in. If you have previously received treatment elsewhere, please bring any relevant test results and case histories with you.
You can pay at the reception desk after your treatment session.
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