OYAS Lymphatic massage

Procedures that affect or remove your lymph nodes can cause lymphedema as a side effect. Lymphedema will only occur in the area of your body near the surgical site. Lymphatic massage is a gentle pressure technique used to move the waste fluids from the damaged area.

Lymphatic massage is used to help increase lymph flow. This helps to removes harmful substances from the tissues and can increase immune function. Because the lymphatic system has no central pump, it must depend on muscle contraction to move fluid. Another way to move this fluid is through manual manipulation or massage.

How does it work?

A lymphatic massage starts with light massage on the surface of the skin. The therapist gently rubs, strokes, taps or pushes the skin in directions that follow the structure of the lymphatic system so that accumulated lymph fluid can drain through proper channels. Lymphatic drainage is very gentle, is not painful and doesn’t have a stimulating effect. Each session lasts from 45 to 60 minutes, and therapy usually is performed once a day four or five times a week for two to four weeks. One study showed that the greatest reduction in swelling from lymphedema occurs in the first week of treatment and stabilizes during the second week.