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What does lymphatic massage therapy do?

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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Improves Function

The lymph system removes cell wastes, proteins, excess fluid, viruses, and bacteria.
The lymph system picks up fluids and waste products filters and cleans them. A lymph massage can be used to reduce swelling, help infections, may reduce scarring, improve circulation, etc. A facial is a common type of lymph massage.

In brief: Improves Function

The lymph system removes cell wastes, proteins, excess fluid, viruses, and bacteria.
The lymph system picks up fluids and waste products filters and cleans them. A lymph massage can be used to reduce swelling, help infections, may reduce scarring, improve circulation, etc. A facial is a common type of lymph massage.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Helpful

When the circulation of the lymph (protein rich fluids outside of the artery and vein system) is slowed due to blockage or genetics, the lower portions of the body can swell and feel heavy.
Massage is helpful to push the fluid toward the heart. Severe lymph edema usually requires a combined medical and massage program with mechanical pumps and preasure garments to prevent chronic pain.

In brief: Helpful

When the circulation of the lymph (protein rich fluids outside of the artery and vein system) is slowed due to blockage or genetics, the lower portions of the body can swell and feel heavy.
Massage is helpful to push the fluid toward the heart. Severe lymph edema usually requires a combined medical and massage program with mechanical pumps and preasure garments to prevent chronic pain.
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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