Lymphatic drainage or lymph massage is holistic therapies designed to support and enhance a healthy lymphatic system within the body. Lymphatic drainage can help clients improve metabolism, regenerate body tissue, and boost the immune system. It may be performed as part of a holistic massage or on its own as a full treatment.
The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels and ducts that carry fluid throughout the body. This lymph nourishes the cells as it travels around the body and is also responsible for the removal of toxins. It also carries germ-fighting materials to cells when they are under attack from viruses. Though fluid moves through the lymphatic system it can only travel in one direction towards the nearest nodes. With the aid of this therapy it helps the body produce a free-flowing lymphatic system.
The treatment consists of a precise lymph massage that focuses on specific lymph techniques that stimulate the flow of lymph through the lymphatic system not force it. Lymphatic Drainage Massage reduces blockages and stimulates the lymphatic system which ultimately promotes a healthier body.
Like any massage treatment, lymphatic drainage can reduce stress, encourage relaxation as well as improve overall health and well-being. Because the lymphatic system finds and destroys items in the tissues that threaten overall health and function, it is integral to supporting a healthy immune system. Lymphatic drainage can help to reduce oedema, a build up of fluid in the body, support the immune system of people with lupus, improve sleep patterns and bloating which can aid in weight loss. Lymph massage is also beneficial for the reduction in cellulite and stretch marks. Lymph massages can also be used to help menstrual cramps, arthritis and various skin conditions. Lymph drainage massage can also be beneficial for athletes or anyone in recovery after a sports injury. The treatment can also include an extra light facial massage, equal to a mini facelift. The client will feel the fluids draining away leaving the face slimmer and more defined.
Lymphatic drainage therapy is about preventative health care and is a safe and relaxing method of improving the body’s general well-being.
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