Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage aims to stimulate lymphatic drainage. In doing so, the lymph therapist uses special gentle movements to move the resulting lymph and tissue fluids. Also, firm, altered connective tissue is loosened. Lymph drainage is especially used when lymphatic fluid accumulates in the tissue, causing swelling of the arms or legs. Especially after surgery, for example in breast cancer, this can lead to increased swelling of the arm. With the aid of lymph drainage in combination with the compression treatment, the swelling in the arm goes back and the resulting pain subsides.