Lymphatic drainage Vienna

Manual lymphatic drainage: Effective pain & swelling reduction

A therapeutic approach for effectively reducing pain and swelling through targeted massage to promote lymphatic flow and improve physical well-being.

ANDRUKONIS: Lymph drainage Vienna

Manual lymphatic drainage is an integral part of our therapy offerings, aimed at optimally supporting the healing process, relieving pain, and reducing swelling. Our practice offers this specialized treatment technique, performed by experienced physiotherapists trained in manual lymphatic drainage. This technique is particularly effective for lymphatic congestion, post-surgical recovery, or chronic conditions that cause swelling.

We place great emphasis on individualized treatment approaches, ensuring that each patient receives lymphatic drainage tailored to their specific needs. Through gentle, rhythmic movements, lymphatic flow is promoted, which helps detoxify the body and strengthen the immune system. Our goal is to achieve a comprehensive effect, providing both physical and mental relief for our patients.

Our practice in Vienna

Our accessible group practice is located at Hadikgasse 108, in Vienna’s 14th district, near the Braunschweiggasse subway station – just 100 meters away. An elevator takes you directly to the first floor to our reception at number 3. There, you will be greeted by a friendly team in bright, modern rooms and an inviting waiting area that encourages relaxation. We offer a warm, personal atmosphere for your well-being and guarantee barrier-free access to our diverse health services.

Manual lymphatic drainage Vienna costs

The costs for manual lymphatic drainage in Vienna vary depending on the duration of the treatment. A 30-minute session costs €55, a 45-minute session costs €75, and a one-hour session costs €95. Our qualified physiotherapists, specially trained in manual lymphatic drainage, conduct these treatments.

Manual lymphatic drainage costs for home visits are higher due to a travel surcharge of €30.

For more information on this topic, please see our blog post “Lymphatic Drainage Costs”!

Treatment procedure: How lymphatic drainage is performed

Technique: Manual lymphatic drainage uses gentle, rhythmic movements focused on stimulating lymphatic flow. The techniques include light circular motions, pumping, and stroking movements specifically aimed at moving lymphatic fluid toward the nearest lymph nodes.

Pressure: Unlike many traditional massage techniques that often use deeper pressure, the pressure in lymphatic drainage is very light. Since lymphatic vessels lie just beneath the skin, light pressure is sufficient.

Goal and purpose: Manual lymphatic drainage focuses on reducing swelling and improving lymphatic flow. It is commonly used for lymphedema, post-surgery, and certain medical conditions.

Treatment areas: Manual lymphatic drainage often begins with treating areas where central lymph nodes are located before addressing swollen areas.

What we are proud of: Our customer reviews

Our commitment to manual lymphatic drainage is reflected in the positive reviews from our patients. We are proud of this recognition and constantly strive to promote health and well-being through high-quality treatment and care.

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Ратко Зликовац
Ратко Зликовац
I am very satisfied, I can only recommend this place for physiotherapy and Mr. Kovac is very professional and does a good job.
Gerda König
Gerda König
kompetent, freundlich, sehr gepflegt
Ulrike Pochman
Ulrike Pochman
Nach einer Knieendoprothese wurde mir eine Physiotherapie empfohlen, nach kurzer Suche im Internet fiel die Entscheidung auf Andrukonius. Ich wollte einen Hausbesuch, es war super. Die Physiotherapie mit Herrn Julian war jedesmal mit soviel Empathie und Professionalität ausgeführt. Jede Woche war eine Herausforderung und war immer durch Erfolg erfüllt. Freue mich auf weitere Therapien.
Sandra Jakubek
Sandra Jakubek
Sehr netter Empfang uns sehr freundliche und kompetente Physiotherapeutin
Gabriele Angerer
Gabriele Angerer
Nach meinen sehr schmerzhaften Ischiasnerv und LW Vorfall war ich nach der 6. Behandlung durch Linda beschwerdefrei. Linda ist sehr einfühlsam gibt gute Tipps für die Übungen zuhause und fragt auch interessiert nach wie es damit gegangen ist. Ich kann das Institut Andrukonis nur zu 100% weiterempfehlen und gebe 5* plus nochmal 5* - ich kann wieder ausgedehnte Spaziergänge mit meinem Hund machen !! Danke Linda, man spürt auch den Zusammenhalt und die positive Energie im Institut - alle Mitarbeiter plus Chef sind sehr zuvorkommend.
Sylvia Kheil
Sylvia Kheil
Kann ich nur jedem empfehlen. Sehr freundlich und kompetent. Das Einzige das bei meiner Arthrose mal wirklich was gebracht hat. DANKE an ds ganze Team. :-)
Ilse Anreitter
Ilse Anreitter
Ich war sehr zufrieden mit o.a. Physiotherapie. Meine Therapeutin Lena war besonders nett und kompetent. Sie hat sich sehr um mich bemüht, hat Alternativen gesucht und gefunden wenn ich etwas nicht geschafft habe. Ich kann das Institut nur empfehlen !!!
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Interesting facts about manual lymphatic drainage in Vienna

Learn more about manual lymphatic drainage: an introductory overview followed by detailed questions and answers to understand this important therapy and explore its benefits.

When is lymphatic drainage used?

Manual lymphatic drainage is primarily used to treat lymphedema, which is swelling due to lymphatic congestion. It is applied in cases of conditions or situations that impair the lymphatic system, such as after surgeries, injuries, or certain diseases affecting the lymphatic system. It is also frequently used in cancer treatment, especially after lymph node removal or radiation therapy. Additionally, it can support the treatment of chronic inflammation, rheumatism, migraines, and certain skin conditions.

Manual lymphatic drainage promotes the outflow of lymphatic fluid, reduces swelling, and supports the body’s healing processes. It also has a relaxing and pain-relieving effect.

Who is suitable for manual lymphatic drainage?

Manual lymphatic drainage is suitable for a range of individuals and medical conditions, especially those suffering from the following conditions:

  • Lymphedema:Individuals with primary or secondary lymphedema caused by dysfunctions of the lymphatic system.

  • Postoperative and post-traumatic swelling: Patients experiencing swelling after surgery or injury.

  • Chronic venous insufficiency: Lymphatic drainage can help reduce leg swelling associated with this condition.

  • Rheumatic diseases: Patients with certain rheumatic diseases can benefit from the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects.

  • Migraines and headaches: Lymphatic drainage can help relieve headaches for some patients.

  • Certain skin conditions:Lymphatic drainage can support the treatment of skin conditions associated with swelling.

Positive effects

Manual lymphatic drainage offers several positive effects for the body and well-being:

  • Reduction of swelling and edema: Promotes lymphatic flow to help transport excess fluid from swollen areas.

  • Promotion of healing:Supports the healing process after surgeries or injuries by accelerating the removal of tissue fluid and inflammatory products.

  • Pain relief: Reduces swelling and improves tissue blood flow, contributing to pain relief.

  • Relaxation and stress reduction:Gentle, rhythmic massage techniques have a calming effect and can aid in relaxation and stress reduction.

  • Improvement of immune function: Stimulating the lymphatic system can indirectly strengthen the immune response.

  • Improvement of skin conditions: Helps in removing inflammatory substances and toxins from the tissue, benefiting certain skin conditions.

  • Improvement of mobility: Reduces swelling near joints, improving mobility and joint function.

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ANDRUKONIS Physiotherapy: Lymphatic drainage specialties

We recognize the high value of manual lymphatic drainage and understand its importance for wound healing and swelling reduction. It is an essential tool for quickly getting patients back on their feet after surgery or injury.

Manual lymphatic drainage for the face

For facial swelling, manual lymphatic drainage is performed with very gentle, rhythmic movements to stimulate lymphatic flow. The technique focuses on the lymph nodes around the eyes, cheeks, and jaw to drain excess fluid. This treatment is particularly delicate and should be performed by experienced professionals to protect the sensitive structures of the face.

Manual lymphatic drainage for the legs

Manual lymphatic drainage is used for leg swelling to support the lymphatic system, especially when it is impaired by various conditions or circumstances. This is often the case with diseases affecting the venous or lymphatic system, such as venous insufficiency or lymphedema. It is also used after surgeries or injuries to the legs where lymphatic fluid accumulates.

Additionally, it can benefit people with chronic conditions that cause leg swelling by reducing fluid buildup, alleviating discomfort, and lowering the risk of further complications. By improving lymphatic flow, manual lymphatic drainage helps reduce swelling, relieve pain, and enhance the functionality of the legs.

Manual lymphatic drainage during pregnancy

During pregnancy, manual lymphatic drainage can be particularly helpful for leg swelling. The treatment uses gentle techniques and ensures safe and comfortable positioning of the expectant mother. Before starting the therapy, a qualified therapist should always conduct an individual assessment to ensure the safety of both mother and child.

Frequently asked questions

For manual lymphatic drainage, you should bring comfortable clothing and relevant medical documents, such as a doctor’s referral or information about your current health condition.

Manual lymphatic drainage is typically prescribed by a doctor when it is necessary as part of a medical treatment. This can be in various situations, such as after surgeries, injuries, for lymphedema, or certain chronic conditions that cause swelling. The doctor assesses the need and issues an appropriate prescription.

The immediate effects of lymphatic drainage are often felt for several hours to a few days. Long-term results generally require regular sessions, as the treatment aims to alleviate symptoms but may not permanently resolve the cause of the swelling. The frequency of sessions is determined by the doctor or therapist based on the condition being treated.

Manual lymphatic drainage is generally safe and has few possible side effects. These can include slight fatigue, thirst, increased urination, and rarely, skin irritation. Serious side effects are extremely rare.

Manual lymphatic drainage should be avoided or used with caution in cases of acute infection, advanced heart failure, active deep vein thrombosis, over infected skin areas or open wounds, and severe kidney failure. In such cases, it is important to consult a doctor or therapist to consider possible contraindications.

Manual lymphatic drainage should normally not be painful. It is a gentle and painless therapy. However, mild discomfort may occur in some cases, especially in sensitive or swollen areas. The discomfort should be minimal and not painful. If pain occurs, it is important to discuss this with the therapist to make adjustments.