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What is Lymphatic Drainage?

The lymphatic system is responsible for removing interstitial fluid (lymph) from peripheral tissue such as muscles into our vessels, to then be excreted from our body. This is important in the removal of waste products, organ functioning and the maintenance of our immune system by managing swelling and the inflammatory process. Naturally, our body performs this role, however it is assisted by staying hydrated, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet. Sometimes due to surgical procedures or medical conditions, excess fluid can build up through the system and cause a condition known as lymphedema. A qualified Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist can improve the process through lymphatic drainage techniques.

What to expect from your visit?

During the initial examination, you will work with your Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist to discuss your injury history and symptoms, such as where you are experiencing inflammation and why. Treatment will be tailored to you based on your pain threshold and symptoms. During treatment, pressure applied is gentle.Our patients report the experience to be relatively pain free particularly post-surgery as the inflammatory process is often still in the early stages. After your first session, your practitioner will recommend a treatment plan for you.

Related Services

  • Experiencing congestive heart failure
  • Suffering from post-surgical inflammation or infections (subject to Surgeon’s advice)
  • Liver and Kidney problems
  • Post injury or surgery swelling
  • Swollen legs after a long flight
  • Headaches or migraine