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Lymph drainage massage is a technique utilized by estheticians and massage therapists to provide relief from edema, an accumulation of fluids in the tissues that causes swelling. This book provides a scientifically accurate explanation of the lymphatic system, the theory behind lymph drainage massage, and explains when it should be performed. The book also explains the application of lymph drainage massage to the needs of well clients, rather than focusing on pathology, since most massage therapists and estheticians will not be treating lymph edema disease in their work.
Foreword. Preface. Chapter 1: The Big Picture. Chapter 2: Tissues and Organs of the Lymphatic System. Chapter 3: Lymph Circulation. Chapter 4: Functions of the Lymphatic System. Chapter 5: Immunity. Chapter 6: Etiology of Edema. Chapter 7: Indications for Lymph Drainage Massage. Chapter 8: Principles of Lymph Drainage Massage. Chapter 9: The Lymph Drainage Massage Session. Chapter 10: Face and Neck Treatment Sequence. Chapter 11: Lymph Drainage Massage on the Trunk and Upper Extremities. Chapter 12: Lymph Drainage Massage on the Trunk and Lower Extremities. Chapter 13: Cellulite. Chapter 14: Energetic and Body/Mind Effects of Lymph Drainage Massage. Chapter 15: Using Lymph Drainage Massage with Other Treatments. Chapter 16: Self-Massage Using Lymph Drainage Massage Techniques. Chapter 17: Healing Crisis. Bibliography. Glossary. Resources. List of Illustrations.