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Manual lipedema lymphatic drainage in Munich

What is lipedema?

In lipoedema patients, the lymphatic system is under greater strain due to the altered fat structure; the legs and buttocks are mainly affected. If the disease is discovered too late or left untreated for too long, lipolymphedema can develop, in which the subcutaneous fatty tissue presses on the lymph channels, causing a build-up of lymphatic fluid. These fat deposits are often symmetrical and can lead to pain, swelling and restricted movement. Lipoedema is a chronic disease and is not a result of obesity or lack of exercise, but a genetic condition. Manual lymphatic drainage is an effective treatment method for alleviating lipoedema symptoms.

Lipedema lymphatic drainage

"An effective lymphatic drainage session should last at least 60 or 90 minutes. Only then does the lymphatic system really start to work sustainably."

Dr. Anna-Theresa Lipp

What is manual lymphatic drainage?

Manual lymphatic drainage plays an important role in conservative lipoedema therapy. This special massage treatment aims to improve the transport capacity of the lymphatic system and reduce swelling in people with lipoedema. Lymphatic drainage can help to reduce the pressure on the affected areas and improve general well-being.

How does lymphatic drainage work?

Manual lymphatic drainage can reduce the lymphatic drainage disorders that occur with lipoedema and the associated water retention. A special, gentle massage of the affected areas activates the lymph vessels for the absorption of tissue fluid and stimulates the removal of tissue fluid. The formation of lymphoedema is reduced by the massage and decongestion is stimulated.

Advantages of lymphatic drainage for lipoedema:

Manual lymphatic drainage offers many benefits for people with lipoedema.

Reduction of swelling

Lymphatic drainage involves gentle massage techniques and can help to relieve swelling in the affected areas by improving lymph flow.

Improved mobility

Lipoedema can severely impair the mobility of affected patients. By reducing swelling and pain, regular lymphatic drainage for lipoedema can improve mobility and reduce stiffness in the affected joints. This improvement makes everyday activities easier and increases general well-being.

Pain relief

Lipoedema is often accompanied by pain due to the pressure exerted on the surrounding tissue. By stimulating lymph flow, manual lymphatic drainage can help to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with lipoedema and improve general well-being.

Improvement of the complexion

Manual lymphatic drainage promotes the removal of toxins and waste products from the body. Improved lymphatic drainage and the elimination of harmful substances can improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Support with weight control

Lymphatic drainage can also help with weight control. By stimulating lymph flow and improving metabolism, manual lymphatic drainage can help to regulate weight and support the body in detoxification.

Increase in self-esteem

Lipoedema can cause not only physical but also psychological stress. Dealing with the symptoms and the associated restrictions can lead to stress and emotional strain. By reducing swelling and pain, lymphatic drainage treatment can improve self-confidence, body image and overall quality of life.

Lymphatic drainage at home

Lymphatic drainage can be performed both by specialized therapists and at home. Here are some simple steps to perform lymphatic drainage yourself:

Make yourself comfortable: Find a comfortable position, either sitting or lying down. Support your arms or legs with pillows to elevate them.

Apply suitable massage techniques: Start with gentle, circular movements to prepare the skin. Then use the pressure-circle technique by applying light pressure with your fingertips and working upwards in a circular motion.

Work in the direction of the lymph nodes: Make sure to work from the extremities in the direction of the lymph nodes. This promotes lymph flow.

Repeat the massage: Repeat the massage in different places to cover the entire area. You can also use special lymphatic drainage aids such as compression sleeves or stockings.

It is important to note that self-treatment with lymphatic drainage does not replace medical treatment. It is advisable to consult a specialist for lipoedema treatment in Munich and follow their instructions.

Conclusion: Manual lymphatic drainage

Lymphatic drainage for lipoedema is an effective treatment method for reducing swelling caused by lipoedema. Special grips and massage techniques improve the lymph flow and increase the well-being of those affected. Regular use of manual lymphatic drainage can alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.

Lymphatic drainage can be combined well with other therapies and treatment approaches. For example, it can be used in combination with compression therapy or special exercises to improve treatment results. Lymphatic drainage can increase the effectiveness of these treatments and thus contribute to a holistic improvement.

Overview of conservative lipedema therapy

To the overview of conservative lipedema therapies.

FAQs - Here you will find some frequently asked questions about lymphatic drainage for lipoedema:

Ideally, manual lymphatic drainage should be performed 1-2 times a week to achieve the greatest possible success for patients.

The duration of a lymphatic drainage treatment can vary. "An effective lymphatic drainage treatment should last at least 60 or 90 minutes. Only then does the lymphatic system really start to work effectively." - Dr. Anna-Theresa Lipp

Yes, the gentle massage treatment of lymphatic drainage can also be used after liposuction to support the healing process.

Lymphatic drainage is generally safe and well tolerated. However, temporary side effects may occur. These include slight muscle soreness, increased urination or a temporary worsening of symptoms. These reactions after lymphatic drainage are normal and should subside after a short time.

The results of manual lymphatic drainage can vary from case to case. Some people notice an improvement after just a few massages, while others need more treatments to achieve results.

The number of lymphatic drainage sessions required varies from case to case. As a rule, several sessions are required to achieve a noticeable improvement. This depends on factors such as the severity of the lipoedema, the individual response to the therapy and the desired treatment goal.

Manual lymphatic drainage can alleviate the symptoms of lipoedema, but cannot cure it completely. Holistic treatment with exercise, compression garments and a change in diet is recommended.

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