What is Lymphatic Drainage?

Lymphatic drainage is a type of gentle massage that stimulates the flow of lymph fluids around the body to nourish different organs, glands and tissues and support the body's natural detoxification process. Unlike other massage techniques that work deep into the muscle tissues, lymphatic drainage focuses on the superficial layer of the skin that contains lymph vessels. The practitioner performs a variety of slow, rhythmic strokes to move the lymph fluids; some of these include the Vodder, Leduc, Foldi and Casley-Smith methods.

What are the Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage?

Lymphatic drainage prevents lymph fluid from accumulating in various parts of the body, like the arms or legs, which can lead to lymphoedema or swelling. This condition is common in people who have undergone surgery wherein the lymph nodes were removed. Apart from lymphoedema, lymphatic drainage can also aid in the following conditions:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Oedema
  • Digestive problems
  • Arthritis
  • Stress
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Skin conditions
  • Insomnia

How Much Does Lymphatic Drainage in Adelaide Cost?

Manual lymphatic drainage in Adelaide costs between $85 and $100 per session. These figures can change, however, depending on the length of your treatment or where you intend to receive it, as home services will incur an additional charge.

How Many Practitioners of Lymphatic Drainage are there in Adelaide

Although the number of lymphatic drainage practitioners in Adelaide is unknown, there are clear indications that they're over a thousand as the whole of Australia had a massage workforce of 19,000 as of 2019. Moreover, the government's Job Outlook website reports that nearly 7% of those professionals live in South Australia. 

How Many People in Adelaide Use Lymphatic Drainage?

Just like with other massage techniques, lymphatic drainage is more popular with women than men in Australia. The total number of lymphatic drainage users in Adelaide may be unknown, but more than 25% of 87 people surveyed for a national study on complementary medicine said that they used some form of therapeutic massage. Those who have had lymph nodes removed during cancer treatment find lymphatic drainage truly beneficial.