The lymphatic system plays a major role in our body’s well-being and/or health. The lymphatic system primary functions are mainly defending the body against infection and maintaining fluid balance. By clearing out toxins and waste from our bodies, the lymphatic system greatly impacts our overall health. When functioning properly, it is like a highway that helps to keep things moving. However, when it gets blocked or congested, several health problems can arise. One such potential complication is the development of blood clots. Today, King David Therapy would like to discuss how lymphatic massages could be used as an additional therapy in managing blood clots.

Why Do You Get Blood Clots?

Blood clots are a gel like clump of blood that can form in your veins or arteries when your body reacts to an injury or other situations, like prolonged immobility, pregnancy, or some medications. Although clotting can be a lifesaving process to prevent excessive bleeding, there can be situations where it poses a major health risk, especially when the clots are formed deep within your veins which is known as deep vein thrombosis or DVT, or when they travel to your lungs which is called pulmonary embolism or PE. Blood clots can cause strokes, heart attacks, and other life threatening conditions.

Can I Get a Massage if I have Blood Clots?

Lymphatic massages, also known as lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage, is a type of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. This helps to remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up, and a lymphatic massage can help reduce swelling and improve circulation throughout the lymphatic system. While a lymphatic massage does not directly act on the blood clot itself, it helps improve overall circulatory health, reduce inflammation, and support the body’s natural ability to clear waste materials and excess fluids.

Lymphatic Massage and Blood Clots

First it is important to note that lymphatic massages is not a cure for blood clots, nor should it be the first line of treatment. However, lymphatic massages can be beneficial in the management and prevention of conditions that could lead to the formation of blood clots. Lymphatic massages help manage or reduce the chances of blood developing by:

Blood clots are considered a medical emergency. Lymphatic massage is not a direct treatment but a supportive therapy to improve overall health and well-being. If you suspect or know you have blood clot see your primary doctor for treatments.

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Lymphatic massage is a gentle, non-invasive technique that can have a profound effect on the body’s ability to heal itself by stimulating the flow of lymph fluid, reducing inflammation, and improving circulation. For those who have blood clots, it serves as an additional tool to support overall circulatory health. If you need help managing blood clots or the other healing benefits of a lymphatic massage, contact King David Therapy and schedule our massage session today.

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