Lymphatic Drainage Using Compression Therapy
The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system. Tiny lymph capillaries take up fluids that leak out of the vein capillaries and transport this lymph fluid through larger lymph vessels to the blood for circulation. The lymphatic system quietly helps to maintain our health and well-being by performing three critical functions:
• Aids the immune system by removing and destroying waste, dead blood cells, pathogens and toxins.
• Absorbs fats and fat-soluble vitamins from the digestive system and delivers these nutrients to the cells of the body where they are used as fuel.
• Removes excess fluid and waste products from the spaces between the cells and organs of the body.
Lymphoedema is often caused by disease or physical damage to the lymphatic system. When a lymph vessel is cut or blocked or cannot function properly, fluid (oedema) builds up in the area under the skin. Inflammation and tissue changes including fat deposition and fibrosis reduce the function of adjacent lymph vessels. Limbs can become extremely large and heavy and if untreated, patients can become susceptible to dangerous infections.
Lympha Press® is a compact compression therapy device designed for home treatment that is clinically proven to treat health conditions due to a damaged lymphatic system such as lymphoedema, lipoedema and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).