The principle of lymph drainage is based on the stimulation of lymph drainage. The lymph vessels can increase their activity and, accordingly, the tissue fluid faster when stimulated by lymphatic drainage to be.
Lymphatic drainage involves massaging the areas affected by the accumulation of water with rhythmic and circular movements. Unlike a conventional massage, the treatment is carried out with extremely gentle and not with firm movements.
Afterwards, a bandage can be applied, which is left overnight so that the effect of lymph drainage lasts longer. The decongestion therapy temporarily results in a slight reduction in circumference and in many cases a reduction in pain. However, unfortunately there are no lasting improvements, as the basic problem is not being addressed. Liposuction is ultimately the only way to relieve pain in the long term and restore aesthetics.
Lymphatic drainage for lipedema should be performed once or twice a week. Lymphatic drainage primarily relieves pain in the case of pure lipedema, allowing the compression clothes necessary for conservative therapy to be worn.
Swimming, aqua jogging and aqua gymnastics are even more effective than manual lymph drainage. Due to the water pressure, the lymph fluid is gently decongested. We have compiled helpful information for aquajogging offers in the Munich area.