Lymphatic Drainage for Body and Face

The manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is an indispensable business tool around cabinet aesthetics, and which alone offers countless benefits for health and beauty, and also complements several treatments body and facial aesthetics.

The lymphatic drainage manual is premised stimulate lymph drainage, and thereby help to eliminate accumulated toxins, reducing edema, relieve restless legs syndrome, combat processes cellulite, improve blood circulation, improve tissue nutrition , among many other things.

What not everyone knows is that manual lymphatic drainage is a technique that can be used both in the body and in the face, offering unmatched advantages.

But before getting into the subject, it is essential to know the basics about the lymphatic system and lymph.

The lymphatic system and lymph

The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system, and is formed by a network of ganglia, vessels and veins concatenated with each other, which are responsible for transporting the fluid called lymph.

Lymph is composed of white blood cells, fats, proteins, traces of bacteria and cells. When transported by the lymphatic system, it travels through the body, collecting toxins and accumulated waste in the tissues, and then excreting them outside the body.

The lymphatic capillaries have the mission of draining the lymphatic vessels, which flow into the nodes located throughout the body, and into which the lymph channels.

The MLD mimics the natural movements of drainage by gentle maneuvers, thus unblocking and adequate dewatering of lymph.

In the area of body and facial aesthetics , DLM is used as a complement to body reduction treatments, cellulite, tired legs, varicose veins, edematous legs, sagging, facial rejuvenation, acne, rosacea, dark circles, various skin conditions.

Benefits of manual lymphatic drainage

The maneuvers performed by the DLM specialist mimic the natural circulation of lymph, so that they allow the reduction of edema, elimination of toxins, protein residues and various wastes, among other things.

As a result after each session, the treated area is perceived much more inflammation-free, without redness, with better blood circulation and therefore an optimal supply of oxygen and nutrients.

Manual lymphatic drainage:

  • Improves blood circulation and lymph
    • Strengthens the immune system
    • Intensely relaxes due to the effects on the parasympathetic system
    • Significantly improves vascularization of muscle fibers
    • Reduces edema and inflammation

DLM applications

Manual lymphatic drainage is recommended in case of:

  • Post-trauma edema
    • Lymphedemas
    • Post-surgery edema
    • To accelerate the healing process of tissue in dermal lesions
    • To combat cellulite processes • To
    complement anti-aging facial treatments
    • To combat stress and insomnia
    • To treat alopecia
    • In cases of severe pain such as headaches, migraines and trigeminal neuralgia
    • In circulatory disorders
    • To relieve flu or cold symptoms
    • As a complement to body reduction and / or sagging treatments

Contraindications of Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage may seem a harmless technique, but if it is applied incorrectly or in specific cases where it is counterproductive, it can have important health consequences.

  • Phlebitis, thrombosis or thrombophlebitis
    • Lymphodynamic edema due to malnutrition
    • Kidney problems
    • Cancer and in patients who have received lightning or chemotherapy during the previous 12 months
    • Cardiac decompensation
    • In case of tortuous and raised varicose veins
    • Acute infectious processes
    • Asthmatic crisis
    • Tumors
    • Herpes in the region to be treated
    • Internal or external bleeding

The DLM is a fundamental tool for every professional of aesthetics and health, but it must be applied with expertise, so when it comes to resorting to an aesthetic center it is important to verify that the staff is widely trained for this purpose.

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