Lymphatic Drainage Massage
The lymphatic system is part of our immune system which helps us keep healthy and fight off any bacteria or viruses. Within this system there are what are known as lymph nodes, which are where any toxins that are collected in the lymph from around the body are transported to and released from the body.
The lymph itself is formed of a clear fluid which moves around the body, but unlike blood it is not pumped around the system and instead it relies on the muscles moving this liquid around. Sometimes that means that your body needs a little helping hand to keep everything working effectively and that is where lymphatic draining is ideal. Lymphatic drainage is a form of gentle, warming massage which helps promote what this system already naturally does.
The Treatment Process
The treatment takes place in a similar way to a standard massage, where the client lies down on a therapy couch and the practitioner applies light pressure in long sweeping movements. Starting from the feet, these motions will be mainly directed towards the lymph nodes, the most prominent of which are situated in the neck, armpits and groin. After a lymphatic drainage massage you will feel relaxed, if not even tired afterwards, so it is best to take it easy after a treatment. You will also be encouraged to drink lots of water to help flush the system out more effectively.
Lymphatic drainage is ideal for:
- Reducing fluid build up
- Promoting weight loss
- Boosting the immune system, which helps fight of infections and viruses
- Speeding up recovery from illness
- Reduced puffiness in the skin
- Clearing out the pores of the skin
- Reducing cellulite
- Speeding up scar tissue repair
As you can see, lymphatic drainage is beneficial for a great number of reasons and can promote deep relaxation and keep your immune system fighting fit. To find out more or to book a treatment, please get in touch with our friendly team today.