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What are considered well accepted advantages of a lymphatic drainage massage?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Certain circumstance: When you have an injury to or removal of parts of the lymphatic system, drainage to/from that area is affected. There can be massive swelling (lymphedema), resulting in pain, disability and deformity. In those cases, mld (manual lymphatic drainage) performed only by a specially trained therapist will provide excellent relief of the above problems. If no lymphatic damage, no real benefit to this.
Dr. Ted King
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Several: It reduces your swelling. By doing that, it reduces your risk of skin infection by improving circulation to an area whose circulation may be compromised due to swelling. You lymphatic system is also critical to your ability to fight infection. Lymphatic fluid is full of germs and other infectious agents and by products. Mobilizing that fluid helps your body keep itself infection free.

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