LYMPH DRAINAGE

LYMPH DRAINAGE

Definition

what is lymph drainage?

During manual lymphatic drainage the therapist applies special grips such as the cupping handle or standing circles. Stagnant fluids are transported back by the hands to the center of the body along the lymphatic vessels. These lymphatic vessels are a vein-like negative pressure system of the body running from the lymphatic nodes to the heart. Here the lymphatic fluid is returned to the circulatory system through the upper venous angle. By means of the filtering function of the kidneys the fluids are finally excreted through the urine.

Definition

what is lymph drainage?

During manual lymphatic drainage the therapist applies special grips such as the cupping handle or standing circles. Stagnant fluids are transported back by the hands to the center of the body along the lymphatic vessels. These lymphatic vessels are a vein-like negative pressure system of the body running from the lymphatic nodes to the heart. Here the lymphatic fluid is returned to the circulatory system through the upper venous angle. By means of the filtering function of the kidneys the fluids are finally excreted through the urine.

If needed, this can also be supported by compression therapy in the form of a compression stocking or bandage. During the latter, several layers of bandage are applied to the body part prone to swelling, following a given system. This form of bandaging not only helps conserve the achieved therapy result, but also the further transport of the fluids. Additionally the pressure prevents new filling up of the affected tissue.

If needed, this can also be supported by compression therapy in the form of a compression stocking or bandage. During the latter, several layers of bandage are applied to the body part prone to swelling, following a given system. This form of bandaging not only helps conserve the achieved therapy result, but also the further transport of the fluids. Additionally the pressure prevents new filling up of the affected tissue.

Therapy

when is lymph drainage applied?

The vernacularly known edema is divided into two terms in technical terminology: the primary and the secondary lymph edema.

Primary lymph edema

This occurs mostly in women of the middle age. This is an innate venal weakness, which is mostly induced by weak connective tissue. Congestion within the extremities are the result.

Secondary lumph edema

This is a swelling induced by external influence, typically surgery or an accident. Lymph vessels are damaged or even severed, causing decrease or even complete inhabitation of the drain. In such cases edemas often form. As the system cannot pass though the normal physiological route, the therapist will need to lead the lymph fluid by an alternative route. Normally lymph vessels reform after an injury. But scarring can for a kind of barrier. Hier the re-forming of the vessels takes some time. The removal of one or more lymph nodes leads to chronic lymphatic issues, Regular treatment with manual lymph drainage can form a good support for relive of the feeling of build-up.

Therapy

when is the lymph drainage applied?

The vernacularly known edema is divided into two terms in technical terminology: the primary and the secondary lymph edema.

Primary lymph edema

This occurs mostly in women of the middle age. This is an innate venal weakness, which is mostly induced by weak connective tissue. Congestion within the extremities are the result.

Secondary lumph edema

This is a swelling induced by external influence, typically surgery or an accident. Lymph vessels are damaged or even severed, causing decrease or even complete inhabitation of the drain. In such cases edemas often form. As the system cannot pass though the normal physiological route, the therapist will need to lead the lymph fluid by an alternative route. Normally lymph vessels reform after an injury. But scarring can for a kind of barrier. Hier the re-forming of the vessels takes some time. The removal of one or more lymph nodes leads to chronic lymphatic issues, Regular treatment with manual lymph drainage can form a good support for relive of the feeling of build-up.

Indications can be any type of surgery, which induce swelling.

Also seen under…

Lymph nodes removal for mama carcinoma (breast cancer) or pregnancy (normal hormonal fluctuations may induce swelling of the extremities).

Counterindications

Decompensated heart failure, acute inflammation, phlegm, hyperthyroidism, phlebothrombosis, unclear tumor status, deep pelvic vein thrombosis, chronic venal insufficiency.

Please inform us of these counter inductions, they will be checked case by case. The referring physician must consent.

Indications can be any type of surgery, which induce swelling.

Also seen under…

Lymph nodes removal for mama carcinoma (breast cancer) or pregnancy (normal hormonal fluctuations may induce swelling of the extremities).

Counterindications

Decompensated heart failure, acute inflammation, phlegm, hyperthyroidism, phlebothrombosis, unclear tumor status, deep pelvic vein thrombosis, chronic venal insufficiency.

Please inform us of these counter inductions, they will be checked case by case. The referring physician must consent.

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Marktgasse 3
4051 Basel

061 262 09 06
info@physio-schifflaendi.ch

Contact

how to
find us

Marktgasse 3
4051 Basel

061 262 09 06
info@physio-schifflaendi.ch