Lymphatic Drainage Massage
What is a Lymphatic Drainage massage?
To this day the lymphatic system remains one of the lesser known systems of the human body, as part of the immune system, it’s main function is to rid the body of waste, toxins and other harmful materials.
First established in the 1930s, Lymphatic Drainage massage is commonly used to clear blockages and reduce swelling caused by illness or medical treatments. Using gentle rhythmic movements, the therapist will stretch the tissue in the direction of lymph flow. Directing any waste build up to healthy lymph nodes throughout the body.
What are the benefits of getting a Lymphatic Drainage massage at home?
Whether using Lymphatic drainage massage as part of your recovery or a continued part of your treatment, even a healthy person can benefit from the effect of a Lymphatic drainage massage.
Boosts Immunity - As part of the immune system, the lymphatic system plays a key role in your body's overall wellbeing. By encouraging lymph flow Lymphatic drainage massage ensures that waste and toxin build up are removed. Increasing your body's defences and helping to protect you from bacteria and viruses.
Calms the Nervous System- Like many types of massage, Lymphatic drainage massage can have a calming effect on our nervous system, as it causes the release of endorphins such as serotonin and dopamine.
Physical Appearance - Our body's appearance is constantly changing from the effects of our environment, diet and sleeping habits. However Lymphatic Drainage massage has been shown to improve the appearance of many “imperfections” such as cellulite and varicose veins. The gliding movements and gentle compressions stimulate the tissue around the cellulite formation, reducing the fat deposits and boosting blood circulation. This boost in circulation helps to reduce the build up of blood from the backflow that is causing the varicose vein.
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