Lymphatic massage up to 25 minutes – 30 € up to 50 minutes – 40 € The method of manual lymphatic massage was developed in the 1930s by Danish biologist Emil Vodder and his wife Estrid Vodder. Manual lymphatic massage spread to Finland in the 1950s and 1960s. Manual lymphatic massage is used to treat edema of various causes and complications caused by edema. In manual lymphatic massage, light pumping and semicircular movements are performed with the hands, which activates the angiomotor of the lymphatic vessels. Manual lymphatic massage achieves a faster flow of lymph fluid in the body, reduces swelling, stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and relieves pain due to the transport of allogeneic substances. Stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system leads to stimulation of the contractility of smooth muscle fibers (intestinal, renal function is accelerated) and, conversely, the tone of the striated muscles decreases, heart rate and blood pressure decrease. Manual lymphatic massage naturally affects the immune system through various processes in the lymph nodes (follicles and warts) and through the transport of harmful substances from the body. Manual lymphatic massage can be performed daily on the body, upper and lower limbs, and face. Manual lymphatic massage can be combined with other physiotherapy techniques. Manual lymphatic massage is combined with pressure therapy, exercise and skin care if necessary. They all support and increase the effect of manual lymphatic massage. If swelling occurs immediately at an early stage, starting with manual lymphatic massage, the best treatment results are achieved, but even in severe cases (last stage or elephantiasis) tissue softening and reduction of swelling volume (with pressure binding) are achieved. The indications are: • muscle tension and pain • acceleration of recovery after exercise • nerve irritation • migraine • chronic pain syndrome (eg CRPS- Complex regional pain syndrome) • swelling due to pregnancy or hormonal causes • swelling due to injury, accident or trauma (rupture, fracture, bone fracture) scars) • swelling associated with neurological diseases (multiple sclerosis, hemiplegia) • acne vulgaris – against scars ~ 20x • rosacea • couperosa • swelling of the face and eyes • general immune system strengthening • swelling caused by burns • congenital lymphatic insufficiency primary lymphostasis) • psoriasis • fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis (non-inflammatory stage) • chronic venous insufficiency, thrombosis, chronic venous ulcer, erysipelas (non-acute stage) • lipoedema • post-operative edema • swelling after oncology treatment (away from the lymph nodes incisions, radiation therapy) Contraindications are:

acute infections (erysipelas, influenza, fever)
severe stage III and IV heart failure
established hypotension (<105/60 mmhg)
acute thrombosis or acute thrombophlebitis
unexplained skin changes
severe kidney disease
> 80 years of age (vascular elasticity, risk of thrombosis)
Contraindications in the neck area (relative):

established sinus bradycardia (<50 / min) (cardiac arrest)
established arrhythmia
hyperthyroidism (hyperthyroidism)
Carotid sinus syndrome
Contraindications to the pelvis and abdomen:

acute diseases of the pelvis and abdomen
unexplained pelvic and abdominal disorders
chronic colon diseases
spastic constipation (intestinal cramping constipation)
During the initial lymphatic massage, the circumferences of the swollen limbs are measured by Truncated Cone method (allows to adequately assess the effect of therapy), skin condition, skin mobility, skin color and temperature, swelling location, swelling consistency, scar location, scar mobility, etc. are described.