Everything You Need To Know Before Booking A Lymphatic Drainage Massage
What Does Lymphatic Drainage Involve?
Lymphatic drainage is a treatment specifically designed to facilitate the body’s immune system. ‘Lymph’ is a clear fluid that provides two main functions in the body:
- Flushing out toxins through the lymph nodes
- Transporting oxygen and nutrients to cells.
However, unlike other systems in the body, the lymph system does not have a pump, meaning that pressure in the blood vessels and muscular movement are both required to move the lympathic fluid around the body.
This is where the lymphatic drainage treatment comes in. Using gentle, rhythmic and long strokes, in addition to light pressure, the treatment helps improve the flow of lymph and simultaneously reduce the toxins within your body.
The Benefits Of Lymphatic Drainage
Considering that the primary function of lymphatic drainage is to ensure the body’s immune system is functioning adequately, this treatment has a variety of benefits.
By ensuring the immune system is working optimally, the treatment may help you fight off illness and infections, but also increase the speed of recovery should you succumb to the common cold!
Lymphatic drainage may also increase your metabolic rate, therefore aiding weight loss. Further, it can help reduce water retention, particularly for individuals who experience swollen hands and feet.
Another key benefit to this treatment is the notable improvements that it can make to your skin, such as speeding up the healing of stretch marks, scar tissue and reducing cellulite by increasing blood flow.