Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a gentle, precise, rhythmic way to address the lymph flow in the body. LDM decongests all lymph pathways, accelerates lymphatic fluid movement (up to 30 times), and even stimulates the creation of new lymphatic pathways. 1. This establishes fluid balance in the tissues, and reduces edema.
2. It enhances immune system function and activity.
3. It supports overall healthy body functions by detoxification promoting elimination, multiplying the removal of waste products, lactic acid, toxins, and water. It increases tissue metabolism, improves distribution and resorption of nutrients and proteins.
4. The repetitive and soothing movements stimulate pain-inhibitory reflexes, and lover the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, which in turn reduces pain and induces deep relaxation. This again may enhance the body's self-healing mechanisms.