Lymphatic drainage is part of massage therapy and is performed by applying gentle pressure in certain areas of the body in order to improve the lymphatic system’s functioning. Benefits include the elimination of toxins, regulation of fluids, enhancement of the immune system and improvement of the circulatory system.
This technique is recommended for people with:
- Lymphedema as a result of oncological treatments.
- Leg edemas as a result of liver or kidney problems, or an operation, or patients who have been bedridden for some time.
- Varicose veins.
- High blood pressure.
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
- Stress or anxiety.
- Swollen or tired legs.
Manual lymphatic drainage is but one of the many techniques carried out by the team of physiotherapists at Hospital Ochoa in Marbella. They also cover areas such as sports physiotherapy, osteopathy, dry needling, neurorehabilitation, pediatric manual therapy or Pilates applied to physiotherapy.