Do you feel tired all the time? Tired even when you're not doing anything, and your energy levels are at an all-time low. If this sounds like something that could be affecting how well you live life to its fullest, then it might just have everything to do with a reduced flow of lymphatic fluid in your body!
What is the lymphatic system?
Although it's not as well known as some of the more popular organ systems, the lymphatic system is equally as important.
When your body detects there is something lurking around that it is doing more harm than good, it sends out white blood cells to go on the offensive and neutralise them.
These cells can't just walk on over to the problematic site though; they need a method of transport which is where your lymphatic system comes into handy.
It works kind of like a subway network around your body and the fluid going through it is like subway trains.
Running along this network are stopping stations called lymph nodes which are filled with white blood cells that are ready and waiting to be neutralise any invaders.
When a toxin is detected, the lymph nodes will swell with white blood cells and become released to the affected area.
Also, (and this is kind of important) the lymphatic fluid flows into your circulatory system through these lymph nodes so it's essential that any toxins are stopped at these checkpoints to prevent them from interacting with your other systems.
What Complications can happen?
Lack of lymph flow
Unlike your blood cells, your lymph fluid is not pumped around the body by the heart. Instead, it is squeezed by your muscles.
If you've been sitting or lying down in the same position for long periods of time, it can result in a reduction in the flow of lymph around your body.
And, with less circulation, it will mean less lymphatic fluid is being renewed, causing you to feel slow and sluggish.
Swollen lymph nodes
A swelling of your lymph nodes is a clear indication that your body has detected an invader and is trying to fight it.
In such cases, we recommend you speak to your doctor before making a booking to provide more detailed advice on how to approach it.
In many cases though, they will refer back to us for a lymphatic drainage massage to help clear the blockages.
What is a Lymphatic Drainage massage?
Although most massage treatments do in some way stimulate the lymphatic system, they aren’t as thorough as they could be. That is where lymphatic drainage massage . By applying gentle pressure to specific areas around your body, our therapists will help you to increase circulation of lymphatic fluid around your body.
What Are The Benefits?
From increasing circulation to banishing the dreaded bloat, a lymphatic drainage massage has a host a healing properties and health benefits to boot. Designed to help drain the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues and back towards the heart, this expert massage technique is based on pumping, circular and spiral shaped movements which encourage the lymph fluid to flow more freely around the body. An important part of our immune system, the lymphatic system is a network of tubes through the body that drain fluid from tissues and empties it back into the bloodstream.
From fluid retention to swollen joints and cellulite, the body can react in many different ways when the levels are imbalanced, and this massage is designed to help manage these fluids and filter out bacteria and other body toxins using specialised ‘manual’ techniques. Proven to also induce deep relaxation, as well as regenerate cells and relax the nervous system, if you’re feeling sluggish this new year, book yourself in for one of these medical massages – you’ll start to feel the benefits as soon as you walk out the door.
Fun fact about Lymphatic Drainage
Did you know that, unlike the circulatory system, the lymphatic system only flows one-way and has no ‘pump’, relying on movement, gravity and breathing to keep flowing?
why choose Deserved Massage?
Lymphatic drainage massage is a specialised treatment that requires extra training and experience to perform correctly. Our therapists know exactly what they are doing and have years of experience in practice so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.
There tends to be two types of massage therapy space. First, there's the super relaxing spa environment where it's all petals and no lights meaning the therapist can't see what they're doing. Then, there's the second which just out and out looks like a doctor's clinic which means you can't relax. We have done our utmost to make sure our space for lymphatic drainage treatments in Glasgow blends the best parts of these together, giving you a relaxing space where our therapist can also see what they're doing!
Consultation Time Included
Another gripe that some people have with massage treatments is that they pay for an hour treatment and then they only get 45 minutes or so after taking into account for changing and consultation time. We thought that was unfair and therefore make sure that, as long as you arrive on time, you get the full amount of treatment time you pay for.
Lastly, our studio is located in Finniestion which is slap bang in the middle of the West End and City Centre of Glasgow which makes it easy for you to get to.
"Lovely atmosphere and kind staff. Very effective mix of deep tissue massage and lymphatic drainage."
- Tom, Lymphatic Drainage Client
"I wasn’t sure what to expect of the lymphatic drainage massage but Tara explained it really well. It was both relaxing and beneficial for my health. Would recommend for people who are considering it. :)"
- India, Lymphatic Drainage Client
- Jacqueline, Lymphatic Drainage Client
"Tara knowledge and kindness is great, I have a post surgery drainage that clearly only a professional could handle. I loved it and feel in safe hands. The place is really lovely aswell , thank you"
- Valentina, Lymphatic Drainage Client
"This is the 1st time I've had the lymphatic drainage massage and I have to say this is the most relaxed I've felt in a long time. If only I could have rolled off the massage table straight into my own bed I could have gone straight to sleep . Thank you once again"
- Claire, Lymphatic Drainage Client
"Very clean & ambient environment with nice staff was very considerate & listened to my needs, adjusting my treatment which made sense, very happy & will be back. "
- Pamela, Lymphatic Drainage Client
"A great experience, Tara listened to my needs and explained what she was going to do in the hour. A true professional!"
- Mary, Lymphatic Drainage Client
"This massage was SO good. Best lymphatic massage I have gotten in the UK."
- Rhea, Lymphatic Drainage Client