Oakville Shiatsu & Massage Therapy Centre

Helping you find your way to better health.

Manual Lymph Drainage

Manual lymph drainage is a gentle and effective form of massage that has been refined since its inception nearly a century ago. Your therapist will use specific hands-on techniques that encourage lymph flow from swollen areas and restore proper functioning.

Benefits of Lymphatic Massage

Techniques stimulate the immune and nervous systems as the lymph is moved through the lymph vessels and lymph nodes. Benefits include:

  • Reduction of swelling
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Promotes tissue regeneration for burns and injuries
  • Relieves chronic pain
  • Reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • Induces deep relaxation to help with insomnia, stress, and chronic fatigue

How Does Lymph Move Through The Body?

The lymphatic system is very important to the proper functioning of the immune system. Lymph moves through the body via lymph vessels found within the larger muscle groups. Lymph can be stimulated to flow smoothly with deep abdominal breathing, regular exercise, controlled muscle contraction and applied external compression.

Consult Your Healthcare Provider Prior To Treatment

In certain cases manual lymph drainage may not be a suitable treatment. Contact us to learn more about how these treatments can help you and if a referral outside of the clinic is most suited.