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Three Diagnoses For Which Lymphatic Drainage Massage Is Worthwhile

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Lymphatic drainage massage is a process by which a specialist massage therapist will work to release lymph fluid from your tissues and encourage it back into your lymph nodes and lymph vessels. This can reduce inflammation and swelling in the joints and musculature. Anyone who struggles with inflammation can generally benefit from this type of massage therapy. However, there are three particular diagnoses for which the process is especially helpful.


Fibromyalgia is a complicated medical disorder that causes joint pain, exhaustion, swelling, depression, and stiffness. There are plenty of treatments available, but there is no known cure. Patients with the condition often get stuck in a circular progression of symptoms. The depression causes them to move less, which makes them stiffer and more tired, which causes them to move less. Treating fibromyalgia requires that one breaks this cycle, and lymphatic drainage massage achieves that.

Lymphatic drainage massage will reduce the swelling in your joints, which will help you be more mobile. Once you start moving around more, you will notice you're more flexible and energetic.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition in which the body's own immune cells attack the joint tissues. This leads to swelling and discomfort in the joints. Medications that suppress the immune system keep the symptoms manageable, but it does not usually get rid of them completely. Lymphatic drainage massage can get rid of the lingering symptoms. It can encourage the fluid that's the result of the immune system reaction to be reabsorbed back into the lymph vessels. This can make you more comfortable throughout the day and even help you become less reliant on medication.


Many people who have a few extra pounds end up developing a condition called lipidemia. This causes extra fat to accumulate in the lower half of your body. As the fat accumulates, it can start to block your lymphatic pathways and allow fluid to accumulate in these areas, too. It's common for the ankles and feet to be really swollen. Lymphatic drainage massage can encourage all of that fluid to go back into circulation, alleviating swelling so you're more comfortable, more mobile, and better able to keep your weight under control.

Lymphatic drainage massage is becoming easier to find as more and more people realize its benefits. If you struggle with any of the conditions above, then look for a massage therapist in your area. A few sessions can make a big difference.

Reach out to a company like The Bodhi Tree Holistic Health Solutions to learn more about lymphatic drainage massage.