Manual Limphatic Drainage
Connective Tissue Massage
The connective tissue got his name because of his function. Connect and divides organs covering them for protection, allows the movement, communication and nutriment between al the structures.
With that massage we can for example change the posture of a patient.
Elisabeth Dicke (1884 – 1952) we know as the mother of this method. Forced by sickness, Dicke had to stay long time in rest. Because of the lower blood circulation she risked to loos one of her leg threw amputation. So she started to treat herself on the lower back area and later also on the interested leg. With that stimulation the circulation got stronger and so she could prevent the (in those years quit brutal) intervention.
But not only that happens, she figured out the reflexive action on inner organs. One of a typical suffering caused by longer bed rest are kidney colic, treading the responding area (dermatom) there will be an action in his spine nerve (segment) witch cal a reaction on the respective organ.
Already below the studies of Hippocrates around 400 B.C. is described the presents of vessels containing a liquid with or clear but not red like blood.
Ti took almost 2000 years to make it possible to know something more about anatomy.
In the early `30 the biologist and physiotherapist Emil Vodder, together with his wife Estrid, started to study the facts known about the lymphatic system. In a hospital at the French Riviera they used to treat mostly Nordic people which came to heal their chronic colds.
The most impressing effect of the treatment is the deflation immediate of a swollen area.
It can be used before and after surgery to help the healing process, in case of allergy, skin diseases, tenaciously colds and much more.
The massage is the oldest way of therapy used by different civilisation sins thousands of years.
The manual techniques are stroking, friction, deep and superficial kneading and taping. Since all those grips are free applicable between each other we can treat full body or single part of it.
The effects are relaxing, invigorating and draining.
To guarantee the best results, each treatment takes 60 minutes and costs 100.--
Al treatments ar recognized by the supplementary helth insurance companies, regard the cost coverage, the respective ancestor can provide answer.