Lymphatic Drainage with HYPOXI Dermology (HDC)

Our body consists of interconnected systems. Among them is the lymphatic system, which is an extensive network of vessels that facilitates the movement of a fluid called lymph. The lymphatic system is part of our immune system and important to our well-being.

The lymph and lymph nodes

The lymph is a fluid that circulates through the body in the same manner that blood does. Along its journey, it picks up toxins, bacteria and viruses, among other things. These are then filtered through the lymph nodes and removed from the body. The lymph nodes can and do get swollen as result of exposure to the toxins, bacteria and viruses. To ease the swelling and restore proper flow usually calls for a Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massage.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

The Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a slow and gentle massage, and should only be done by a qualified therapist. There are various techniques of MLD but their purpose is the same, which is to stimulate the lymphatic system for better movement of the lymph. This helps to reduce swelling and boost the body’s immune system.

Health benefits

The lymphatic system plays an important role in our overall health and a healthy system brings about a myriad of benefits, not least, an improved immune system. It also relaxes the body and that in itself, provides benefits beyond the physical.

Aside from facilitating the removal of toxins and bacteria, Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage is also ideal for conditions such as:

  • Fluid retention due to injury, pregnancy and/or surgery
  • Lymphedema
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Low immunity
  • Certain dermatological conditions
  • Congested sinuses
  • Sports injuries like sprains and swelling

It is can also assist in reducing cellulite.

Cellulite reduction

Cellulite is a common condition for many people and for those afflicted, it can be an embarrassing physical presence. Poor circulation is one of the causes of cellulite and a lymphatic drainage massage, which assists with toxin removal by enabling better flow can help reduce its appearance.

 

Hypoxi-Dermology (HDC)

Cupping therapy has been around for ages and it has helped many people deal with issues such as stress. It has also been in practise by the Chinese as a lymphatic drainage treatment. HYPOXI® has developed a treatment based on this therapy that may assist with lymphatic drainage and cellulite reduction.

The Hypoxi-Dermology (HDC) is a compression bodysuit with 400 integrated pressure chambers. These stimulate areas on the body much like the Chinese “cupping” therapy and it feels like a massage. High and low pressure are applied via the chambers, which promotes circulation. With an increase and better circulation flow, the Hypoxi-Dermology (HDC) treatment may be a viable option as a lymphatic drainage therapy.