Lymphatic Drainage in Zurich

They support the decongestion of the swollen tissue by gentle grips and strokes. Frequently, for example after trauma or operations, swelling due to fluid accumulation occurs. These swellings can occur because the nutrients are transported by the blood in the vascular system into the cells and tissues. Normally, the excess fluid is directed into the bloodstream via the lymphatic system. However, if drainage is obstructed, for example because lymphatic tracts have been severed during surgery or another injury obstructs lymphatic flow, the fluid accumulates in the tissue and an obstruction occurs. Ouml;deme occur particularly frequently in arms and legs. Manual lymphatic drainage activates the lymphatic system and helps the tissue to absorb and excrete the accumulated fluid into intact vessels.


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45 minutes: 115 CHF
60 minutes: 135 CHF
75 minutes: 162 CHF
90 minutes: 192 CHF


Costs covered by health insurance 50%-90%.

No prescription from a doctor is necessary.

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When can lymphatic drainage help?

  • Swollen legs and arms due to lymph fluid
  • Lipolymphödem
  • Sports injuries
  • Vein sway
  • All orthopedic and traumatological diseases associated with swelling
  • Combustions, whiplash injuries, migraine and similar diseases
  • Scars
  • After operations

In all the cases mentioned above it is useful if, for example, the arms and/or legs are swollen after an operation or due to prolonged lying. Manual drainage is therefore recommended after surgery on a regular basis, sometimes even daily, to stimulate the healing process. It has a supportive effect on the most congenital types of lymphoedema, because increased fat accumulation in the legs also causes the lymph to become blocked. Even after sports injuries, the healing process can be accelerated by regular applications. The lymph flow can be better drained by manual drainage and swelling is reduced more quickly. Manual lymphatic drainage is also useful in cases of venous insufficiency and all orthopedic and traumatological diseases associated with swelling. In addition, burns, whiplash injuries, migraine and similar diseases. In the case of scars it improves the mobility of the scar tissue and supports the formation of new lymphatic vessels in severed tissue.

When should no drainage treatment be done?

On no account with…

  • Acute Thrombosis
  • Infection
  • Expressed heartbeat
  • untreated malignancies
  • Acute septic inflammation
  • Decompensated heart failure
  • (Bösartigen) Tumoren
  • fever
  • Developmental events with unclear genesis
  • Wound rose
  • cardiac Ödementia

In modified form or under certain precautions in…

  • Chronic inflammation
  • Expired thromboses
  • hypotonia
  • Thyroid function
  • Pregnancy
  • Asthma

In any case, manual lymph drainage should always be used in consultation with the treating physician.