Manual Lymphatic Drainage
The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in helping the body recover after surgery. It helps remove excess fluid, waste, and cellular debris from the surgical site, reducing swelling and promoting healing. This process aids in preventing infection and facilitating the overall recovery process.
I use a protocol designed by Dr. Perry Nickelston of Stop Chasing Pain, which will allow me to work slowly and efficiently to help regulate the lymphatic system the best way possible.
Lymphedema is a condition characterized by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid, often occurring after lymph node removal or damage. Manual lymphatic drainage helps to stimulate lymph flow, reduce swelling, fibrosis prevention, pain and discomfort relief and enhance immune function.
The Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system is a crucial part of the circulatory and immune systems in the human body. It consists of a network of lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, and lymphoid organs, such as the spleen and tonsils. It is responsible for clearing out our body’s waste and harmful pathogens. A poorly functional lymphatic system is associated with chronic illness, swelling and inflammation.