Medical Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is beneficial for edema and lymphedema (swelling). Oftentimes, right after a surgery is a great time to come in for a massage. According to Michelle Vallet, "These conditions can occur for myriad reasons, including post-operatively (especially for cancer treatments that require lymph node removal), acute injury, orthopedic trauma and some autoimmune conditions, to name a few." 






The following article is very informative about the benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage:

Go With The Flow
Michelle Vallet, August 16, 2016
https://www.amtamassage.org/articles/3/MTJ/detail/3529


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Article: AMTA - American Massage Therapy Association

References

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2. Tan IC, Maus EA, Rasmussen JC, Marshall MV, Adams KE, Fife CE, Smith LA, Chan W, Sevick-Muraca EM. Assessment of lymphatic contractile function after manual lymphatic drainage using near-infrared fluorescence imaging. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 May;92(5):756-764.
3. dos Santos Crisóstomo RS, Costa DS, de Luz Belo Martins C, Fernandes TI, Armada-da-Silva PA.Influence of manual lymphatic drainage on health-related quality of life and symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Feb;96(2):283-91
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