How does it work?

LymphaTouch® generates negative pressure over the skin, which pulls up the tissue. This pull of the tissue creates vertical and horizontal stretching that further stretches anchor filaments, causing endothelial openings of lymph vessels to dilate. This dilation helps lymph fluid to enter from the interstitial space to the lymph vessels 5.

When applied with lymphedema treatment, LymphaTouch® can be used in pulsating or sliding mode to guide the lymph fluid toward body’s healthy lymphatic system. From there, body’s own lymph transport mechanism carry the lymph fluid away to rejoin the venous circulation.

At the same time when the negative pressure pulls up the tissue, also vertical stretching of fascia structures takes place.

Negative pressure

The LymphaTouch® mechanism of action is based on the effects of negative pressure in tissues. The negative pressure effect can be used in treating lymphedema. LymphaTouch® generates negative pressure over the skin, which pulls up the tissue. This pull of the tissue creates vertical and horizontal stretching that further stretches the anchor filaments, causing the endothelial openings of lymph vessels to dilate. This dilation helps lymph fluid to enter from the interstitial space to lymph vessels. The pumping mechanism of lymphatic system is activated and the lymph flow is increased further.

High frequency vibration

In addition to negative pressure setting, LymphaTouch® also has a high frequency vibration setting. The high frequency vibration is mechanic vibration that is gentle for the patient.

The device can be used in the vibration mode to treat tissue fibrosis caused by lymphedema or other persistent swelling.

Higher frequency levels affect the superficial layers of tissue. Lowering the vibration frequency enables deeper tissue penetration. Low frequencies are especially suitable for applying on fibrotic tissue treatments.

The video below shows the operating principle of the LymphaTouch® device.