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Lymphatic Manual
Drainage is a technique focusing in lymphatic vessels, glands and fluids throughout the body. The Lymphatic Drainage, as it is called, has been established both in the Aesthetics and in Physical Therapy. The therapist targets to re-establish the proper channeling of lymph into the lymphatic vessels, to restrict swelling of various reasons (e.g. breast and glands surgery, poor diet, inactive life-work, stress), also to eliminate the toxins and to help cellulite to disappear. In nowadays the lymphatic system carries apart from its normal duties (bottlenecking the body from inside toxins), also with the removal of highly toxic chemicals such as pesticides, chemical fertilizers, bad atmosphere, poor diet and stress.
The lymphatic massage is applied to cases of primary (unknown etiology) or secondary (known etiology) lymphedema. In the first case the lymphatic system, has little authority or greater dysfunction from the beginning. On the other hand secondary Lymphedema caused by the destruction of a normal lymphatic system. Such destruction can be caused by the following:
  • Surgery or treatment with radio
The most common cause of secondary lymphedema is surgery or treatment with radio as a part of treatment for cancer. Researches have shown that the combination of surgical procedures and radiation therapy increases the risk of developing lymphedema three times up, compared to surgical intervention only.

  • Removal of varicose veins
    Since lymph vessels lay close to the blood system during a varicose veins surgery the lymphatic vessels may be damaged also.

  • Liposuction
During the liposuction not only fat cells are removed, but also minute lymphatic vessels.

  • Trauma
Any extensive superficial trauma, which affected large skin surfaces, could destroy the superficial lymphatic system (e.g. extensive abrasions, injuries or burns).

  • Tumor
Tumors, benign or malignant, can blog the lymphatic flow to vessels or to lymph nodes.

  • Infection
An infection of the lymph vessels and lymph nodes caused by virus, fungus, bacteria or parasites can cause lymphatic impairment.

  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Lymphedema may occur from chronic venous insufficiency.

  • Filaria
Filariosis is a disease transported to man by mosquito