Yes, it has a very unappealing term, but Lymphatic Drainage Massage has a multitude of advantages. Aside from being delightfully soothing, manual lymph drainage (also known as MLD) reduces facial puffiness or swelling, strengthens the immune system, smoothes cellulite, and relieves sore muscles. 

So, whenever you’re searching for trusted and certified “lymphatic drainage massage near me” on Google, we understand the frustration on who to choose from those counted lists of spa clinics around your area. Don’t fret! When you choose us here at Massage Rx, your reliable source of quality Massage Therapy in Los Angeles, we will help you improve your quality of life, function at your optimal level, and feel better more than ever! With our comprehensive and efficient lymphatic drainage massage, we will manipulate the tissues to allow the lymph fluids to drain more freely.

What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Lymphatic drainage massage, also known as manual lymph drainage (MLD), is a gentle massage that helps promote the movement of lymphatic fluid to treat swollen lymph nodes. It is a light, skin-stretching technique and not your traditional massage. 

Lymphatic drainage massage helps the body detox by reducing swelling, treating acne, and alleviating stress. Whether you’re fasting or doing a juice cleanse, this is a perfect cure to try! Lymphatic massage is characterized by mild, rhythmic pressure, smooth finger strokes, and ultra-light drumming and stretching of the skin towards the direction of the lymph pathways toward the lymph nodes.

Causes of Lymphatic Drainage Issues

Lymphatic obstruction refers to a blockage of the lymph vessels, which drain fluid from tissues in the body and enable immune cells to move to where they are required. Lymphatic obstruction may result in lymphedema, which is swelling caused by a blockage of the lymphatic passages. The swelling can limit your range of motion and experience heaviness or a dull ache in the affected area. 

Signs of Poor Lymphatic Drainage 

  • Skin changes
  • Skin discoloration
  • Blisters
  • Leaking fluid from the skin
  • Infection
  • Having problem in breathing, swallowing, talking, or drooling

Symptoms of Poor Lymphatic Drainage

  • Fever
  • Itching
  • Chills

The reduction or enlargement of lymph nodes is the most frequent cause of lymphatic obstruction. Other causes are the following:

  • Parasite Infections (such as filariasis)
  • Injury
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Skin Infections (such as cellulitis)
  • Surgery
  • Tumors

Lymphatic drainage massage is one of the services we offered here at Massage Rx in our In-Home Massage Therapy services. To learn more about lymphatic drainage and how we do it, see our video here:


How is Poor Lymphatic Drainage Treated?

The treatment aims are to minimize swelling as soon as possible and to maintain a greater range of motion and function in the affected area:

  • Compression Garments
  • Compression Therapy
  • Exercises
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Liposuction

With our comprehensive and efficient Corrective Program here at Massage Rx, we will manipulate the tissues to allow the lymph fluids to drain more freely and address the imbalances that cause posture, stability, and mobility issues! Know more here:

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