As we go through the everyday motions of life, our bodies tend to build up toxins and all sorts of unwanted waste. So, how come we don’t fall sick too often? That credit goes to your body’s lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system eliminates these toxins by transporting lymph throughout your body via a network of organs and tissues. Lymph is a clear, yellowish fluid that is responsible for making your body immune to infections and diseases.
By activating the flow of lymph, your body’s immune system can get stronger. If you have ever felt sluggish, tired, achy, or you’re prone to touches of flu and colds, it could be because your lymphatic system isn’t as strong as it should be. A poorly functioning lymphatic system can even lead to more serious conditions like lymphedema and cancer.
That’s where a lymphatic drainage massage comes in to save the day.
What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Lymphatic drainage refers to the technique of stimulating the lymph flow throughout the body with the help of gentle movements. Also known as manual lymphatic drainage massage, it is designed to restore the functions of your body’s immune system and treat a variety of health concerns.
During the massage, the licensed masseuse uses very light pressure and long strokes to move the lymph fluid in a way that the organs will be able to get the toxins out of the body effectively. With rhythmic hand strokes, the masseuse will re-stimulate the lymphatic system and improve the flow of lymph fluid in your body.
The whole process is very gentle and harmonious – and not at all like those painful massages you might have had in a massage parlor! Since it is extremely important that the pressure on lymph capillaries be light and gentle, only a licensed and trained professional should be trusted to give you a lymphatic drainage massage.
Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage
“Well, that all sounds good and dandy but what are the lymphatic drainage massage benefits exactly?” We are glad you asked. Here are a few ways lymphatic drainage can help you:
It Will Improve Your Immune System
Lymphatic drainage can enhance your immune system by targeting the lymph nodes in your body. Lymph nodes are present in your groin, under-arms, under the throat, and around your breasts, and their function is to cleanse your blood.
Thanks to the lymphatic drainage massage, the blood and fluid circulation in the lymphatic system get re-stimulated and as a result, it detoxifies your body. In other words, if you’re suffering from any infections, flu, body inflammation, or just dull skin, be ready to be amazed after one single massage!
It Will Reduce Stress, Anxiety, and Fatigue
To be honest, any massage when done by an experienced professional can reduce your stress levels but lymphatic drainage takes destressing to a whole other level. By applying pressure on certain parts of your body, this massage reduces any soreness, pain, or cramps almost immediately.
If you struggle with panic attacks, anxiety, depression, or stress on a regular level, you will find yourself feel amazingly relaxed and rejuvenated after a lymphatic drainage massage.
At DermaClinic in Coral Gables, we use high-quality essential oils during the massage which also stimulates your senses and recharges your batteries. Be ready to feel extremely energetic and peppy after your lymphatic drainage massage at DermaClinic!
It Will Help With Breastfeeding
If you are a new mom and want to breastfeed your bundle of joy as effectively as possible, lymphatic drainage can help with that too. Studies show that a whopping 92 percent of new mothers experience one issue or another while breastfeeding that makes the experience painful and uncomfortable.
Lymphatic drainage massage will help reduce nipple swelling enhance the functioning of plugged nipple ducts so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort while breastfeeding the baby.
It Will Give You Unblemished and Glowing Skin
There is a reason why top models and beauty bloggers like Devon Windsor and Huda Kattan swear by lymphatic drainage massages. It has shown to reduce conditions like acne and eczema, and diminish the appearance of scars as well.
The massage helps open the pores on the skin, which then receive the specially formulated blend of essential oils. This rehydrates your skin, leaving it softer and brighter.
It Will Help With Migraines and Chronic Pain
Do you suffer from bouts of migraine or chronic pain? The pain is bad enough but it can also hinder your ability to perform routine activities and enjoy life!
A lymphatic drainage massage every few weeks can get rid of that pain for good. The repetitive motions during the massage have a pain-relieving effect and you’ll notice the results after one session. The calming effect induced by the massage reduces the pain signals that get sent to your brain, reducing the intensity and frequency of the pain.