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 Lymphatic Drainage

The lymphatic system consists of a myriad of delicate vessels found ns blood vessels. These vessels perform essential functions including the transportation of nutrients from the small intestine into the interstitial space and the removal of waste products from cellular metabolism. A vast array of materials must be transported by the lymphatic system through small movements such as the pressure changes that occur during breathing and pulsations from arterial circulation.

Benefits of pressotherapy - lymphatic drainage:

  1. Circulatory System: Massage can improve the circulation of blood throughout the body increasing oxygen. Helps remove metabolic waste and can be beneficial in decreasing blood pressure.

Lymphatic System: Massage can help increase lymph circulation, aids in the elimination of metabolic wastes, and stimulates the immune system.

Muscular System: Massage stimulates and tones muscles and joints, and strengthens connective tissues. Aids in relaxation, relieves fatigue and provides relief from muscle spasms. The massage stimulates motor nerve points, alleviates stress and tension, and promotes a feeling a well being.

Skin Toning: Massage increases the supply of blood to the skin nourishing tissues and thus facilitating cell regeneration.

Pressotherapy Leg Treatment

for Lymphatic and Circulatory Systems

Pressotherapy aids local circulation, decrease swelling, muscle tension, stress, pain, dilates vessels, aids in venous return, increasees perfusion or the flow of blood in the tissues, provides a physiological replacement for the plantar pump, the muscle pump and the elastic activity of the vein wall. The column of blood is put in motion with no gaps in application of pressure and with no means of escape. This effect may solve the problem of static blood masses inside ectasic and damaged vessels. Compression from the outside also allows more excessive interstitial fluid to return to the circulatory system. For these reasons, pressotherapy can be applied with considerable advantages in the following cases:

  • Initial stages of poor circulation (hypotonic phlebopathy) Obvious venous insufficiency, with effects ranging from stasis oedema to real varicose veins.

Pressotherapy is not capable of repairing structural damage (leading valves, degeneration, of vein walls, phlebothrombosis, etc.

Pressotherapy may also be used in the prevention and treatment of:

  • Complications arising from chronic venous insufficiency, particularly "varicose crowns" (dilations of the veins around the ankles which often precede ulcerous lesions), trophic lesions (pigmentations, infiltrations and atrophies) and finally "ulcus cruris", or open or scarred varicose ulcers. This situation requires rapid reduction in local stasis and the application of high pressure, sometimes with the aid of pressure bandages, in the areas affected.

Pressotherapy is used to:

  • Duplicate the action on the body of massage
  • Repress the blood through slow and progressive pressure
  • Lessen telangiectasis (capillary distention)
  • Perform lymphatic drainage (alleviate oedema or swelling of the leg)
  • Provide immediate leg comfort and lightness

The main theorectical applications are:

  • Treatment of the lymphodema
  • Passive compression in venous pathology
  • Prophylaxis of post-surgical deep venous trombosis
  • Treatment of venous ulcers
  • Drainage of the heart-arm after mastectomy
  • Treatment of hematomas following venous or plastic-aesthetic surgery
  • Treatment of lymphedemous cellulitis in initial stages

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is Pressotherapy with Ballancer-Plus?

Answer: The Pressotherapy at Clinique Chiropratique Zarow is a compression system designed to increase the venous and lymphatic flow and enhance extra-cellular fluid clearance.

Question: How does the Pressotherapy with Ballancer-Plus equipment work?

Answer: A computer-controlled pump inflates the individual sections of the multi- chambered garments, which are positioned around the limbs. The pump inflates each chamber of the garment individually. Once a chamber has been inflated, its pneumatic circuit closes. This enables the pump to maintain the preset level and avoid the balancing of pressure with the other chambers. When one chamber is inflated, this causes an increase in pressure of the previously inflated chamber, creating an Automatic Double Pressure Gradient.

Question: Are there any Contra-indications?

Answer: Yes

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Acute infection of the affected limb

Presence of any pain or numbness

Cardiac Heart Failure (CHF)

Any instance where increase venous and lymphatic return is undesirable

Traitements et Thérapies Sportives

Soins d'Urgence

Sports Therapy

Emergency Care