Lymphatic drainage is a manualstimulation of the lymph flow by rhythmic circular massage. It reduces oedema, stimulates metabolism and facilitates waste products removal from the tissues.
Indications for lymphatic drainage include i.a.
- lymphatic oedema of upper and lower limbs
- lower limb ischemia
- degenerative joint disease
- trophic skin changes
- acute bacterial infection in the swollen limb (the risk of bacteria spreading).
- severe limb thrombosis
In lymphatic oedema treatment the drainage can be complemented with compression therapy.