The Complete Guide to Lymph Drainage Massage, 2nd Edition

Lymph drainage massage is a technique utilized by 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. Also provided is an explanation of 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. The book offers step-by-step procedures for facial and upper and lower body massage, giving you practical information that can be applied immediately. With an aging baby boomer generation and the population at large increasingly focused on well-being, technicians – whether beginners or those looking to review and broaden their skills – are increasingly interested in learning about lymph drainage massage and how it can enhance their clients’ experience as well as their own careers. The Complete Guide to Lymph Drainage Massage can play a vital role in accomplishing all of these goals.

Author: Ramona Moody French

  • New content that includes lymphedema staging and visceral massage that affect the deep circulation of lymph and lymph drainage massage pathways, as well as additional step-by-step procedures.
  • Expanded explanation of the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system.
  • Detailed lists of lymph nodes and their locations as well as the areas they drain and the vessels they empty into, enabling therapists to get better results.
  • Detailed questions for intake that help therapists make informed decisions about services they should or should not provide.
  • Basic science necessary to understand the principles and effects of lymph drainage massage.
  • Detailed photos that offer a hands-on experience.
  • Massage treatments for cellulite and up-to-date discussion about cellulite that gives therapists accurate, realistic information about the problem.
  • In-depth instruction for self-massage and home care.
  1. The Big Picture
  2. Tissues and Organs of the Lymphatic System
  3. Lymph Circulation
  4. Functions of the Lymphatic System
  5. Immunity
  6. Edema
  7. Lymph Drainage Massage: Indications and Contraindications
  8. Principles of Lymph Drainage Massage
  9. The Lymph Drainage Massage Session
  10. Face and Neck Treatment Sequence
  11. Lymph Drainage Massage of the Upper Extremities and Trunk
  12. Lymph Drainage Massage on the Lower Extremities and Trunk
  13. Abdominal Massage: Stimulating the Deep Circulation of Lymph
  14. Energetic and Mind-Body Effects of Lymph Drainage Massage
  15. Using Lymph Drainage Massage with Other Treatments
  16. Self-Massage Using Lymph Drainage Massage Techniques
  17. Healing Crisis

194 pp., 8½” x 11″, Softcover, ©2013
Print ISBN: 9781439056714
eBook ISBN: 9781133522515
List Price: $69.95 USD