Feb 8 Review and Dry Brush

Flow Review

 Lymphatic capillaries
Lymphatic capillaries absorb interstitial fluid
Lymphatic Vessels
carry lymph (lymphatic fluid) and white blood cells through the lymphatic system
Lymph Node
small, bean-shaped organs that filter substances in your body
Lymphatic Trunk
a collection of lymph vessels that carries lymph, and is formed by confluence of many efferent lymph vessels
Lymphatic Duct
empty lymph fluid into the venous system

Contraindications from the Cleveland Clinic. As you can see, what you would expect. Very safe. As I recommend, ALWAYS consult a physician or their physician when treating any dysfunction or complication beyond your scope. And further, if you want to specialize in this or your practice involves a lot of these cases, Medical Massage is your best bet to help you deal with a variety of cases AND be able to confidently communicate and network with other health professionals.

Are there any risks associated with lymphatic drainage massage?

Generally speaking, lymphatic drainage massage is a safe treatment to relieve lymphedema. There are some conditions and circumstances where lymphatic drainage massage isn’t recommended:

  • You have a heart condition.
  • You have kidney failure.
  • You have blood clots.
  • You have an infection.