Physiomotion Ltd

The goal of Lymphatic drainage is to assist in normalizing and maintaining a balance between fluid retention and its proper circulation.
Combined decongestive therapy (CDT) helps to manage patients with lymphoedema and venous insufficiency oedema, using a combination of manual lymphatic drainage, exercise therapy and compression bandaging. Patients suffering from lymphodaema either from surgery, radiation or congenital malformation can be treated. Manual Lymphatic drainage can also be used in the care of patients with conditions such as ulceration wounds, scar tissue, burns, dermatological conditions (such as rosacea), orthopaedic problems (such as frozen shoulder), arthritic conditions, whiplash and some forms of migraines.
Apart from increasing lymph flow, manual lymphatic drainage is effective in treating acute sporting injuries by reducing swelling and thus relieving pain. The techniques have an analgesic effect due to the rhythmic massage like movements that patients find calming.

Examples of conditions include:
Primary Lyphoedema – congenital in origin, which usually requires the use of compression garments.
Secondary – non congenital in origin including post surgery, inflammatory conditions, paralysis & trauma.

Specific conditions that respond to Lymphatic drainage include:
Chronic sinusitis,
Haematoma and oedema around the eyes,
Tinnitus – if the cause is due to oedema around auditory nerve,
Musculoskeletal trauma,
Stress – lymphatic drainage has a calming affect on the sympathetic nervous system.