4910A 51 Avenue

Lacombe, AB T4L 2K3

Tel: 403-782-4600

Fax: 403-782-3406

Email: healinghandslacombe@shaw.ca

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Manual lymphatic drainage is a very specific technique (primarily through timing, direction, and pressure of the application) assisting our body to refresh and rejuvenate its fluid enabling it to establish resistance to all types of stress that our systems are placed under by stimulating the immune system. It is not a muscular massage, but essentially works above the muscle fascia as 70% of the lymphatic fluid is found here. This type of massage stimulates fluid circulation and elimination, assisting with detoxification. It encourages the lymphatic system to absorb and transport lymph more effectively, it also stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system via the relaxation effect, reducing pain by sedating the sensory nerve endings.

Lymph drainage can be beneficial for the following:

  • Pre/post surgery 

  • Edemas and other post traumatic conditions

  • Lymphoedema (both primary & secondary)

  • Sinusitis/Hayfever

  • Breast Surgery (segmental, simple or total)

  • Dermatology (eczema, acne vulgaris, seborrhoea, psoriasis)

  • Scarring

  • Detoxification

  • Edema during pregnancy


Not recommended for:

  • Acute inflammation caused by bacteria, viruses, poisons, or allergens

  • Malignant tumours

  • Thrombosis

  • Phlebitis

  • Heart valve insufficiency or asthma due to heart problems

  • Very low blood pressure

  • Localized skin changes

  • Sclerosis in a specific area