What is Lymphatic Drainage Therapy?
The lymphatic system is a network of closed vessels similar to arteries and veins and acts as a key waste disposal and cleansing system in the body. It is a part of the blood system and works in unison with the veins to return to the heart the fluid delivered by the arteries throughout the body.
Fluid is filtered through the artery walls to nourish the cells, which absorb the clean, nutrient-rich fluid and expel fluid containing waste products. If waste products are not removed, they decompose, generating bacteria and other harmful organisms.
Where does the body get rid of the waste? The vessels of the lymphatic system carry the fluid containing the waste products to the body’s purification centres, which are the lymph nodes. These are bean-size sacs that break down the waste and destroy germs and harmful organisms collected throughout the body. The waste is then eliminated through the digestive system, the urinary tract, the skin and the lungs.
We can think of the lymph system as the filtering system of an aquarium, the cells being the fish, and the water being the fluid between the cells. Every day food is added to the water to keep the fish healthy. If the pump of the filtering system breaks down, the water becomes increasingly murky and waste particles suspended in the water are visible. Within a few days, the fish may look sickly and die while bacteria harmful to the fish proliferate. Unless the filtering system is repaired, the aquarium can never be restored to its clean, colourful, pristine condition.
The same occurs in the body. If the lymph system does not work properly waste and toxins accumulate, spawning disease-producing organisms that contaminate the cells and, eventually, the entire body. For a healthy body, it is vital for the lymphatic system to be fully functional.
Registered users can book appointments for Lymph Drainage Therapy in Hong Kong by phone or using our online booking system.REGISTERED USERS
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I have just done LDT on my mom and I could see the results instantly. It was AMAZING! Thank you so much! My mom is in much better sprits and is hopeful. She was feeling a bit down yesterday as there were little tight knots forming between her fingers. But after I worked on her for a few minutes they became soft and we started to see creases on the back of her hand! I will print out the diagram and to put it next to her bed. This is very exciting for us. Thank you again. When I’m back I will come and see you.HaejuHong Kong
I had Lymphatic Drainage Therapy after a previous bout of mastitis came back (three weeks after taking antibiotics), I think LDT is amazing and realised now that I had been suffering for quite a while without realising it. The treatment (a soft tissue massage) cleared away all of my aches and twinges, and made a breast feeding enjoyable again.S.W.Hong Kong
I would recommend this treatment to anyone suffering from Mastitis and strongly suggest trying it before taking any antibiotics. The results were fantastic – I definitely recommend it.
Things work out for a reason, and I am truly grateful that I was able to attend your Lymphatic Drainage Workshop last week. It was a very enlightening experience! You gave us a fantastic great deal of clinical and practical information that was key to understand what the lymphatic system is all about, and therefore, to appreciate the health benefits of a lymphatic drainage. All the details, the special commentaries, the tips, and the passion that you put into sharing all your knowledge is very rewarding. Thank you so much for the opportunity to learn how to take control of my body and stay healthy through simple, natural techniques. It is extremely empowering!L.J.Hong Kong
The sessions of Lymphatic Drainage have helped me to visibly reduce the cellulite in my legs and hips area. I also feel less tired and more energetic. I am now more aware of the importance of the lymph system in my body and I have already made some changes and adopted some habit to keep it working well. I felt very relaxed and peaceful during my sessions, almost sleeping.KSHong Kong
I would recommend this to others, it is wonderful. I really have seen the effect and changes for the better. I never saw these results using other anti-cellulite techniques, and I have tried many! I know I am in good hands.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy has helped me with my sleep disorder, where I used to wake up 6-7 times a night. I now wake only once and I feel great in the morning. I have more energy, especially in the morning. During my sessions I felt relaxed and usually fell asleep. I would recommend this to my friends who suffer from lack of energy.MHong Kong
I had several massages with Millie and each one was So awesome that when my mother was visiting Shanghai I made sure she gets the awesome massage from Millie. I totally trusted her with prenatal massages which helped in great deal to relive pressure form weak spine. Don't get timid by her size her hands are super strong and it finds its way to your stress point. Millie also knows amazing with lymphatic message technic; I noticed the change in body and was very please with effect. All massage section was so interesting that I kept going at least 3 times a month to get the maximum Benefit before she moved to Hong Kong.SarikaIndia
I was referred to Millie by two friends. Initially I went to see her for lymphatic drainage. I have receive LD before, but with her I felt better results from the therapy. I also have herniated discs and one day she took a look at my back. She did some manipulation along my spine, I was very stiffed and in pain. I don't know what she did but the next day I woke up feeling a lot better. She recommended me to try craniosacral therapy and even referred to her osteopath. It showed me how important I am as a client and that she really cares for my wellbeing by referring to specialists that she believed would improve my health.Maria S. SilvaArgentina
I met Millie trough my friend Sarika, when I met her I was already looking for a proper massage service provider in Shanghai for a while. Millie is a devoted professional and you can see right away she knows what she is doing. Meeting her is like a relaxing therapy. She is very attentive and makes you feel like your friend. I received lymphatic drainage therapy, which I totally recommend. I believe Millie is the kindest and professional massage therapist I ever met.Ruxandra CorfitaRomania
How do you know your lymphatic system is not working properly?
Feeling sluggish, not having energy over a period of time, susceptibility to common colds and the flu are signs of a weak lymphatic function.
Another sign of the lymphatic circulation not operating optimally is the appearance of depressions left by the elastic band on the skin when removing socks and undergarments.
Generally, an under-performing lymphatic function is not a cause for distress. There are, however, methods to restoring the lymphatic system back to an optimal state. You can try Lymph Drainage Therapy.
What is Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT)?
Although the lymphatic system was first identified in the latter part of the 17th century, only within the last century have the benefits of gently manipulating the lymphatic system been recognised.
In the 1930s Emil Vodder, a Danish massage therapist, considered massaging the lymph system to aid the removal of toxins from the body. Motivated by the marked benefits he observed in stimulating the flow of the lymphatic fluid, Vodder developed a series of light manipulations and a gentle, rhythmic massage to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid. The results were so encouraging he created a systematic approach for providing therapeutic treatment to the entire body. And that’s what we call Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT).
In recent years, Dr. Bruno Chikly further developed Vodder’s techniques. Dr. Chikly is a graduate of the medical school of Saint Antoine Hospital in France. He was awarded the Medal of the Medical Faculty of Paris VI in recognition of the depth of his work in his doctoral thesis and the lymphatic drainage technique he developed.
How is LDT performed?
Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) consists of an extremely gentle and relaxing rhythmic massage.
Using the techniques developed by Vodder and Chikly, specialised therapists can detect through palpation the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of lymphatic flow and restore the optimal performance of the lymphatic system.
You can book appointments for Lymphatic Drainage Therapy in HK at The Body Group.
What conditions can LDT help?
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) has proven effective as a treatment for the following:
- Swelling from injury or post-surgical trauma
- Regeneration of tissues damaged by burns, scarring and aging
- Chronic inflammation, including acne and eczema
- Chronic pain
- Cellulite and adipose (fatty) tissues
- Detoxification of the body: fasting and dieting
- Withdrawal from substance dependency (including tobacco)
- Stimulation and strengthening of the immune system
- Skin complexion, wrinkles
- Stress and fatigue
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Stretch marks during and following pregnancy
- Varicose Veins
- Menopause: hot flashes, irritability
- Chronic constipation
- Headache and migraine
- Muscle conditioning before and after a sporting event (to help remove lactic acid from muscle tissues)
- Post-surgery recovery (reduction and prevention of scars)
- Oral surgery
Contact our therapists at The Body Group, Hong Kong for more details on Lymphatic Drainage Therapy.