Lymph drainage can be applied to more than 60 different conditions, from lymphedema to sinus congestion to all sorts of musculoskeletal problems. By removing metabolic wastes, excess fluid build up, toxins, bacteria, large protein molecules and foreign substances from the tissues we create a healthier body. This is why many Naturopaths recommend lymph drainage either during or following body detoxification cleanses. So if you fall under the category of generally feeling sluggish, lymph drainage is an excellent, gentle way to start on your path towards a healthier body.
It also helps to reduce pain signals being sent to the brain, as well as relaxes the sympathetic nervous system which is heavily affected by stress. In other words, it will help combat the negative side affects of stress and bring the body into a more balanced state.
As well as enhancing and supporting the immune system, lymph drainage speeds up the recovery for those who’ve had recent surgical trauma, injuries, and chronic conditions. These treatments help to reduce scar formation after injuries and surgery by removing the excess swelling and dead floating tissue debris associated with these conditions.