Lymphatic drainage is a type of body massage done with the hands that help eliminate excess fluids and toxins from the body, facilitating the treatment of cellulite, swelling or lymphedema and can be used in the postoperative period of plastic surgery. In addition, lymphatic drainage decreases body swelling. Lymphatic drainage should always be done towards the lymph and applying only a slight pressure with both hands on the skin because too much pressure can inhibit lymphatic circulation and drainage no longer results. This is a treatment that must be done frequently to get results.
Contraindications: Lymphatic drainage is contraindicated for people with infection because infectious cells can fall into the lymphatic system and spread more easily through the body. Patients with vascular risks, such as heart failure, thrombosis, and decompensated hypertension should also avoid treatment. Patients who are using specific chemotherapy drugs are also contraindicated, as there is a possibility that cancer cell remnants may be picked up from the lymph nodes and metastasized to other organs in the body.