Manual drainage is a treatment aimed at improving lymphatic circulation and, thus, reducing existing swelling.
The purpose of drainage is to push through accumulated fluid and to eliminate swelling by improving lymph circulation. The purpose of massage can be both to prevent the formation of stasis and to help remove those already formed.
Why is it worth it?
Drainage is an essential element of effective rehabilitation, especially after surgery when patients are temporarily restricted in their mobility
What do you need to know?
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Using slow and gentle techniques, the physiotherapist increases the flow of lymph and, thus, reduces the size of lymphoedemas
deep vein thrombosis and subcutaneous tissue inflammation.
Absolute contraindications include: deep vein thrombosis and subcutaneous tissue inflammation.
The treatment is not painful.
Reduction of swelling and bruising and improved functioning of the lymphatic system.
The treatments ought to be performed systematically 2-3 times per week; a series of treatments is recommended
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