Lymphatic Drainage Massage
What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a natural therapeutic treatment of draining toxins from the body. This massage uses a gentle technique of rhythmic strokes to stimulate and increase the flow lymph fluids in the body.
What is the Lymphatic System?
BThe lymphatic system helps fight infections. It is made up of vessels, nodes, lymph glands and sacs with pores that gather metabolic waste. Lymph itself is a clear, slightly yellow fluid. It transports nutrients and oxygen to cells, collecting toxins on the way and flushes them out through the lymph nodes.
Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage:
This massage has several health benefits:
- It is used to treat lymphoedema, which, in turn improves the functioning of the immune system
- It detoxifies and revitalises a person
- It fights off infection and delivers speedy healing
- It helps reduce water retention
- Boosts weight loss, as improving the lymphatic system will improve your metabolic rate, which helps you burn calories more efficiently
- Helps clean pores, giving you healthy skin
Why should you get a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
A Lymphatic Drainage Massage is beneficial for general health as lymph is the key to improving the function of the immune system. It detoxifies the body and enhances wellbeing. It is a great therapy for swollen arms and legs which is caused by fluid retention or for people who have cellulite fat accumulation.
What to expect from this massage?
Your massage may take place in a slightly heated room to enhance the lymphatic flow. Your therapist is likely to start from your neck chain onwards to release the nodes that are loaded with metabolic wastes and then move towards your armpits, arms, legs and may also apply a little pressure around your belly. This massage can leave you feeling a bit exhausted, so make sure you lie down for a while post the massage.
Tips to keep in mind!
- You can feel a little bit stiff after your massage, but worry not, it will subside in a couple of days.
- If you want to reduce this stiffness, warm up your muscles with a bath or a heat pack
- Stay hydrated before and after the massage