What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage? Developed in the 1930s, lymphatic drainage is a delicate form of massage that stimulates the body's lymphatic system, improving metabolism, helping the body to eliminate waste and toxins and providing a boost to the immune system.
The lymphatic system is responsible for helping fluid and waste leave the body and for regulating the immune system. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, fluid builds up and stagnates, causing the entire system to become toxic, making us feel sluggish and more susceptible to viral or contagious diseases.
How does it work? Lymphatic drainage massage utilises very light pressure combined with soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes and is usually carried out through clothes. By stimulating the lymphatic system using these techniques, it works more efficiently and in turn boosts the immune system, clears blockages, eliminates toxins, transports nutrients to cells and increases the metabolism.
What are the benefits? Boosting the immune system, as well as helping the body ward off illness, a Lymphatic Drainage treatment can facilitate general feelings of health and vitality. It has a positive physical effect, improving the appearance of the skin and reducing puffiness caused by water retention, sprains and rheumatism, and it promotes the body's own healing mechanisms.
A Lymphatic Drainage massage is recommended to those who seem to suffer regularly from common illnesses like colds and flu. It focuses on specific problems such as:-