Lymphatic drainage is a therapeutic method consisting of congestion, unlock and redirect the flow of lymph through the lymphatic

system. The lymphatic system is composed of a network of lymph vessels by circulating a liquid called lymph, of a composition similar to blood plasma. Its mission is to recover the excess flu id and proteins from tissues and return them to the bloodstream. In its flow thr ough the lymphatic system, lymph is responsible for dragging toxins, bacteria an d large molecules that the venous system can not recover. You can remove protein and fat molecules trapped in the tissues. While passing through the lymphatic s ystem called lymph nodes certain areas where toxic substances left and germs tha t have collected during its run. In the lymph nodes is where lymphocytes, cells that are part of the immune system, responsible for trap and destroy foreign par ticles and toxic by, for example, the formation of antibodies. For example, when you have tonsillitis, it means you have swollen lymph nodes in the neck, becaus e there was an infection and germs have been caught in this area for two reasons : 1) prevent them from respiratory low and lungs where they cause damage would b e worse, and 2) destroy them. Therefore, the lymphatic system plays an important role in maintaining her health. However, the lymphatic flow can stagnate or eve n stop, for various reasons, such as fatigue, stress, emotional shock, physical inactivity, certain food additives, etc. If this happens, toxins accumulate, acc elerating the aging process, giving way to various physical problems. Lymphatic drainage is the use of hands and fingers to assess the lymph flow, identifying a reas of stagnation and stagnant lymph redirect other alternative routes, so that the resumption of normal lymphatic circulation. Stimulation occurs in a smooth and slow, stimulating the functioning of the system. The three main actions of l ymphatic drainage are: 1. It stimulates the circulation of body fluids. Activate s circulation and lymphatic and indirectly stimulates the blood circulation. 2. Stimulation of the immune system. The passage of lymph in the lymph nodes stimul ates the immune system. Stimulation of lymph circulation activate the presentati on antigen / antibody and immune reactions. 3. It stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxing and antispasmodic effect) Reduction Benefits edema rel ief body detoxification of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations, includin g sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis. Chronic Pain Relief tissue regeneration in b urns, wounds, stretch marks and wrinkles reduction of symptoms in chronic fatigu e syndrome and fibromyalgia. Antispasmodic action relieves muscular conditions like hypertonia and some forms of constipation. Treatment of insomnia, stress, loss of vitality and loss of me mory. Affection aging. Manual Lymphatic Drainage For several years, thanks to si gnificant scientific advance in the understanding of the physiology of tissues h as been a remarkable advance in understanding the flow of lymph through the body . Lymph is a clear or milky white liquid (lymph intestinal) which contains certa in elements among which we highlight one's own cells called lymphocytes. It may also contain other and even red blood cells. Therefore maintains the vitality of the tissues but in certain situations and circumstances not entirely known, the normal flow of lymph is interrupted by blockage of the tiny channels that circu late. This occurs in the subcutaneous tissue, which is a fatty layer on which to apply the integuments of the body surface. This disturbance is manifested by sk in lesions that aesthetic of cellulite and are prevalent in certain regions of t he body surface. Another pathological condition that can be seen in relation to the lymphatic system is established as a result of surgical resection of a group of nodes. This is particularly common during a mastectomy (removal of one or bo th breasts) by the presence of tumors in them. This causes absolute blocking the path of natural drainage of the upper limb on the affected side, so that techni ques should go to the lymph drainage of that member, so that there is an edema ( swelling) or lymphedema lymphatic .€Manual lymph drainage is a specific techniq ue of manual operation of the drainage of fluid in the tissues and lymph through the lymph vessels. This maneuver specified acts on the connective tissue, in sp ace that goes from the deep layers of the skin to the muscular plane and all the elements that are contained in this area. When and where this technique was con ceived? In the early 30's, the Danish marriage Estrid Emil Vodder and worked as

a physiotherapist in the French Riviera. A significant portion of its patients c ame from the cold and wet England. Most came suffering from chronic diseases of the upper airway, by what I see in them that are palpable in the neck lymph node s swollen and hard and soft intuitively began giving massages on these ganglia p artly hoping that improved health status of them, which largely confirmed in sub sequent practices. After that was actively involved in developing the technique we know today and which we call manual lymph drainage. This technique was first presented in Paris, during a conference on beauty. Years later, medical research ers such as Drs. Földi and Kunke in Germany, Casley-Smith in Australia or Colla rd in Belgium, among others, became interested in this system and study the effe cts of a DLM a much more scientific than it did as Vodder. However fully ascribed to marriage Vodder discovery. DLM Effects of Draining Effect: causes the output of liquid f rom the interstitial spaces (space between the different cells in a tissue) led by their natural or diverting vessels to other functional areas, creating new an astomoses (connections between different vessels) or open existing roads. Neurov egetative effect: it produces a vegetative nervous system or self-calming, relax ing effect, by acting on the parasympathetic system. Muscle effects: both on the smooth muscle and striated. It acts on the musculature of the intestinal wall, inducing peristalsis making it useful in the treatment of constipation. It also strengthens the walls of the arteries and enhances the movement of lymphatic ves sels. On striated muscle: regulatory exerts a muscle tonismo. Immune Effects: En hances the immune system by indirect action, and that by draining the tissues be tter ensures a better flow of defensive cells to all tissues. DLM Aesthetic Indi cations Indications: Acne, rosacea (a chronic inflammatory condition congestion and redness of the skin manifested in the central part of the face), cellulitis, lipedemas (mainly localized accumulation of fat in the legs). Treatment of abno rmal scars. Medical Indications: lymphostatic lymphedema or edema (swelling of l ymphatic origin). Edema of pregnancy. Edema of premenstrual syndrome. Fleboedema s (edema due to venous circulation disorders.) Postoperative and posttraumatic e dema. Chronic bronchitis. Bronchial asthma. Constipation. Headaches and migraine s. Trigeminal neuralgia. Is DLM contraindications? If either wholly or in part i s contraindicated in a number of conditions which are: Acute infections: in this case is absolutely forbidden no matter what the cause of acute infection. Decom pensated heart failure. Phlebitis, thrombosis, thrombophlebitis. Carotid sinus s yndrome. Hypotension. Malignant tumors. Skin conditions: where the DLM would prejudice the status of c ertain skin disorders. Bronchial asthma and asthmatic bronchitis Acute DLM be av oided in patients suffering from acute asthma attacks repetitive. We will have t o miss one to two months without acute attacks to proceed with it. Hyperthyroidi sm: In these patients avoid draining the head and neck, being able to do the res t. Disorders of the lower abdomen: it avoided the deep abdominal DLM in pregnant patients with heavy periods and painful, with swelling of the ovaries or attach ments, colitis and other disorders of the lower abdomen.