Our lymphatic system helps to remove waste and toxins in our tissues. When we have a trauma in our tissues, the lymphatic system helps to reduce swellings by drainage of lymph nodes and movement of lymphatic fluids.
The normal rate of lymphatic fluid transport is ca 60 ml per minute. After a lymphatic drainage massage the rate can be increased up to 100 ml per minute.
The treatment consists of very soft and gentle touches where you slowly try to increase the flow of the fluid transport towards the heart.
When is lymphatic treatment especially beneficial?
- After an injury followed by swellings
- After a swollen insect bite
- Muscle tensions which change the lymphatic flow
Lymphatic massage is actually always beneficial even before working the horse. It supports the blood circulation and will function thereby as a “warm up” for the body.