Mobile manual lymphatic drainage therapists in Sydney may be available for mobile massage to your home depending on your location. Please complete the webform at the bottom of the page if you would like to be contacted or receive more information. Please note that I personally do not offer lymphatic drainage Sydney. This article is primarily for information purposes although I’m happy if I can direct you towards suitable Sydney or Parramatta lymphatic drainage practitioners who provide a home visit service.
What is the Lymphatic System?
The lymphatic system has a number of different functions but a primary functions is to aid keeping body fluids in balance. The importance of this process cannot be understated as water, proteins, and other substances are constantly leaking out of blood capillaries into the surrounding body tissues. When the lymphatic system is unable to drain excess fluid from the tissues, then lymph fluid can build up. The result is that tissues swell, most often in the limbs.
It should be mentioned that the lymphatic system also helps protect the body against infections.
What is Lymphatic Drainage?
Lymphatic drainage is simply the manual stimulation of the lymphatic system. The objective of manual lymphatic drainage (or MLD) is to facilitate the reduction of the excess fluid to lessen oedema and aid homeostatsis. Lymphatic drainage is generally a relatively light technique. Normally the therapist will apply gentle strokes along with pumps on the skin and around the lymph nodes.
Who can benefit from Lymphatic Drainage?
Generally people who are interested in lymphatic drainage Sydney have had it recommended to them. However there are very few people who would not obtain some benefits from a session. MLD can achieve significant reductions in swelling for those suffering from lymphoedema. The greatest benefits are often obtained when MLD is applied in combination with bandaging and/or compression garments. The risk of fibrosis and fibrotic tissue build up can be reduced.
Others are recommended lymphatic drainage if they are immuno-suppressed or have been infected for extended periods with tropical fevers or glandular fever. MLD can give the immune system a welcome boost
MLD may also be indicated post cosmetic surgery to reduce swelling and facilitate healing.
As mentioned above I do not offer Lymphatic Drainage Massage in Sydney or Parramatta. If you would like me to put you in touch with a suitable therapist who may offer mobile lymphatic drainage then please complete the form or give me a call on 0434 631 987. If you complete the form then please include your suburb as the availability of therapists I can recommend will depend on where you live.