manual lymph drainage

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manual lymph drainage

the application of light rhythmic strokes, similar to those used in effleurage, to the skin and superficial fascia in the direction of the heart to increase the drainage of lymph from the involved structures.

man·u·al lymph drain·age

(MLD) (man'yū-ăl limf drān'ăj)
A massage technique intended to promote the absorption of interstitial fluid by stimulating flow in lymphatic channels.
Synonym(s): lymph drainage.

manual lymph drainage,

n a style of massage that stimulates circulation of lymph through the lymphatic system using light, rhythmic techniques.
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The massage, a kind of intensive workout for the face without any exertion on your part, encourages lymph drainage and detoxification.
A Thai massage costs pounds 70 for 55 minutes - or you could try the manual lymph drainage or Vodder technique, used in many European clinics.
My medical collegues and I have spent over two decades using every sort of manual and electronic lymph drainage device on superficial lymphatic channels, with only minimal success.
This can be eased by lymph drainage massage, and even compression stockings if the problem is severe.
Specific active aromatherapy products are combined with acupressure massage, lymph drainage and Oriental Head Massage to leave the mind clear and the skin radiant and moisturised.
This keeps joints supple and also enhances lymph drainage.
Silent waves; theory and practice of lymph drainage therapy; an osteopathic lymphatic technique, 2d ed.
Healing is also a key element to an exhibition stand taken by one of Liverpool's most famous mediums and palmists, Ivy Lee, while there's information on manual lymph drainage -- a specialised massage therapy which can help conditions as varied as sinusitis, arthritis and fluid retention courtesy of Fiona McDavid.
The oil warms the skin, improving the superficial blood flow and lymph drainage.
Or you could follow Joanna, who enjoys going for a lymph drainage massage.
This can cause a blockage to the lymph drainage and lead to a collection of fluid.
The most common physical therapy interventions for lymphedema include a combination of skin care, isotonic exercise, manual lymph drainage, compression bandaging and intermittent compression therapy.