The Role of Lymphatic Drainage Massage in IBD treatment

Recently Diagnosed with IBD? 

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) unify a group of chronic inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, primarily including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This digestive disorder presents symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, and weight loss, among others. While medical treatments focus on managing symptoms and reducing inflammation, complementary therapies like Lymphatic Drainage Massage give you a supportive approach. This gentle massage technique that stimulates the lymphatic, circulatory and immune systems, has shown many benefits in alleviating symptoms associated with IBD. Let´s see how…

What is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

IBD is a chronic autoimmune disease of the gut. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is when you have chronic inflammation (pain and swelling) in your intestines. A group of digestive disorders that affect the digestive system seem to be  the cause; they include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (I´ll explain them to you next). 

For some patients IBD is only a mild illness. On the other hand,  it can be a debilitating condition that can lead to life-threatening complications if not treated properly, for other patients. 

What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis produces inflammation and sores (ulcers) along the lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.

What is Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease which is also a type of IBD. Its main characteristic is inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract (which often can involve the deeper layers of the digestive tract).Usually, it  affects the small intestine. However, in quite few cases, it has been diagnosed in the large intestine and, rarely, in  the upper gastrointestinal tract.

What are IBD symptoms?

The symptoms of Inflammatory bowel disease vary according to the severity of  the  inflammation and where it occurs. Symptoms go from mild to severe. If you have this condition, you probably  have periods of active illness (when symptoms appear) followed by periods of remission (no symptoms). The most common symptoms are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Belly cramps
  • Blood in your stool
  • Low appetite
  • Unintended weight loss

What causes inflammatory bowel disease?

There is not an exact cause yet, nevertheless, experts say that some possible causes can be:

  • Immune system malfunction. In other words, It is when your immune system attacks a virus or bacteria in your gut, it also attacks the cells of your digestive tract, causing this chronic inflammation and the other symptoms.
  • Gene mutations are associated with this condition.
  • Inheritance. IBD is more common in people who have family members with the same condition; however, most IBD patients have no family history.

In a few words, the exact cause of inflammatory bowel disease is still unknown. But what is completely certain is that diet and stress aggravate the condition; for that reason is important to get rid of toxins with MLD massage, eat properly (I can advice you how) and get stress relief to improve your general wellbeing. 

How can  lymphatic drainage massage help with inflammatory bowel disease?

Lymphatic drainage massage therapy benefits IBD by:

  • improving lymphatic circulation and drainage,
  • reducing inflammation,
  • promoting detoxification, 
  • enhancing immune function,
  • relieving stress and anxiety,
  • easing abdominal discomfort,
  • enhancing blood circulation.

It’s key for you to know that lymphatic drainage massage therapy is not a direct treatment for digestive disorders but works as a supportive therapy alongside conventional treatments. Remember to ask your GP if you have any symptoms, and if you have been already diagnosed with this condition or any digestive disorder book your therapy session with us. We are glad to help!

How to find a lymphatic drainage therapist specilised in IBD in Islington & Mill Hill?

In order to find an expert therapist in lymphatic drainage massage for IBD you can take into account this tips:

  • Use the “Find a MLD therapist or lymphatic drainage massage specialist in Mill Hill Or Islington” database (the one you like the most, also, you can do the research in google).
  • Search for “lymphatic drainage massage specialist” in your area directories.
  • Look for therapists with specialised techniques in post-surgical recovery, IBD, lymphoedema, etc.
  • Consider the therapist’s experience, patient-centered approach, and positive reviews or the reference of a friend or relative.

In short

Lymphatic drainage can help with inflammatory bowel Disease (IBD) by reducing inflammation through the removal of inflammatory mediators and toxins from your gut area; enhancing lymphatic and circulatory flow while boosting your immune system and giving you stress relief. As a result you will get relief from symptoms and your  overall quality of life will be improved.

If you need advice or have any questions about our treatments, please contact us. You can find us in Mill Hill and Islington. We are always glad to help. If you like this blog, please share!



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