The benefits are; increased immune function, reduced blood pressure, reduce “water retention” from anywhere in the body e.g. ankles, groin, surgery sites (like mastectomy, which directly affect the lymph ducts under the arm) and hormonal weight gain. It can be a very important part of a treatment plan for conditions that create swelling, like Chronic oedema, Haematomas, Chronic sinus problems, Immobility, Migraines (can decrease fluid pressure that is causing irritation of the nerve fibres) and any conditions that impair the immune system.
This type of massage is very light to the touch but very powerful in its actions of moving lymph fluid. The lymph system unlike the circulatory system does not have a heart to “pump” the fluid and relies fully on muscle contractions to move the fluid thru the body. There are various reasons that the lymph system slows down. Injuries or surgery can damage or compromise the lymph system, lack of mobility due to injury or just being sedentary. Sometimes the lymph system needs help to “unblock” and move the fluid thru to the circulatory system. The Lymphatic system is very important as it is our waste removal and works with our immune system to combat those pesky intruders that make us sick. Our lymph system works non-stop and therefore needs to be in tip top shape