If the system is not functioning properly a build-up of fluids (oedema) may appear within the tissues and cause a very unpleasant sensation of heaviness and fatigue – mostly in your legs. This oedema often leads to the compression of blood and lymphatic vessels which can be painful, even at night. Unlike your blood circulation which has a pump (the heart), your lymphatic system cannot move fluids on its own; it relies on the movements of the muscles.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) consists in powerful massages that improve the efficiency of the system, boosting the natural drainage of the lymph. It is often classified as a slimming therapy as it reduces water retention, swollen legs and cellulite.