Lymphatic Drainage Massage

What is Lymphatic Drainage?

Lymphatic drainage, sometimes referred to as Lymphatic Drainage massage or therapy, is a massage treatment that aids in the circulation of lymph fluid around the body. This assists the body in removing toxins that can build up at a cellular level and create issues such swelling or infection. It may also help promote immune system response.

What is Lymphoedema?

Primary lymphoedema is a chronic condition that comes about as a result of structural issues with the Lymphatic system itself. This can result in swelling generally in one of the limbs. This condition is treated with a combination of compression, lymphatic drainage therapy and exercise.

Secondary lymphoedema may also be as a result of surgery which can damage or compromise the lymph system which results in the accumlation of fluids in the body, which creates swellling and slower recovery times.


What are the symptoms of Lymphoedema?


·      The affected area feels heavy, tight or hot

·      Swelling

·      Painful joints

·      Darting pain

·      Pins and Needles


Issues that may cause Lymphoedema include:


·      Mastectomy or breast cancer treatment

·      Melanoma treatment

·      Radiotherapy

·      Burns

·      Problems with the Lymphatic system itself.


What conditions can Lymphatic Drainage help with?


·      Pre or Post surgery especially the abovementioned cancer treatments.

·      Swollen legs or arms due to fluid retention

·      Chronic Fatigue

·      Lupus or Fybromialgia

·      Depression and anxiety

·      Cellulite

If you require Lymphatic Drainage contact us. Or you can check out Max Visca’s page. He is our Lymphoedema specialist here at Therapeutic Axis. We are located in Glebe, which is local to Balmain, Annandale, Camperdown and Sydney. 

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