Lymphatic Massage to treat symptons of Ross River Virus

(RRV) occurs throughout most regions of Australia, particularly around inland waterways and coastal regions. Epidemics occur from time to time and is caused by an alpha-virus spread by mosquitoes and therefore related to environmental conditions that encourage mosquito breeding such as heavy rainfall, floods, high tides and temperature.

It can cause joint inflammation and pain, fatigue and muscle aches. Many infected people also develop a rash of variable appearance.

The virus can also cause enlargement of lymph nodes, especially in the groin or the armpit

A small number of cases may have a feeling of ‘pins and needles’ and tenderness on the soles of one’s feet and palms of the hands. Everyone recovers, although some people have intermittent symptoms for a year or more.

Approximately 30 per cent of people infected with the virus will develop symptoms 3 to 11 days after being infected, and symptoms can develop up to 21 days after the exposure.

The lymphatic System plays a major role when the body is being attacked by this virus. This puts a large strain on an already compromised immune system.

Lymphatic Massage benefits include;

  • Improves or restores lymph that has become impaired
  • Prevents or reduces inflammation
  • Enhances the removal of toxins from body tissues
  • Supports the immune system
  • Improves lymph circulation
  • Soothes and calms the nervous system

References; Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care.  Performance Health

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