Lymphatic massage is a gentle, non-invasive manual technique that can have a powerful effect on the body. Originally developed in France by Emil and Estrid Vodder in the 1930s, the techniques are now taught and practiced around the world by certified practitioners to assist lymph flow, boost immunity and aid in tissue drainage, and improve overall health. Today, it is the most prescribed physical therapy in Germany and is widely known throughout Europe.
With the technique, skin is stretched and torqued in a specific manner to promote or redirect lymph flow for various areas of the body. When performed correctly with the correct pressure, direction and speed, the technique may greatly enhance tissue recovery and facilitate drainage.
Lymphatic massage is recommended for the following conditions:
- chronic venous insufficieny (poor circulation)
- scars or poor tissue healing
- cancer recovery (raditiation, chemotherapy, surgery)
- pre/post surgical recovery
- headaches, whiplash, concussion
- neuropathies & arthralgias
- chronic sinusitus
- digestive issues
- chronic swelling, inflammation, or pain
Amanda Porcheron RMT is certified by the Vodder School in Manual Lymphatic Drainage & Combined Decongestive Therapy. Book a Lymphatic Massage session with Amanda HERE.