Lymphatic drainage massage is hardly a new trend, as it has been used for so long throughout centuries. It has found its way back into the spotlight as more people seek proven forms of detoxification and wellness. In this article, we’ll dig deep into this celebrity-beloved technique. Here is what you need to know.
What Is Lymphatic System?
It is a complex network of tissues, vessels, and ducts that work together to move colorless fluid into your bloodstream. This fluid carries nutrients to the blood and toxins from the blood. It is also a significant part of your immune system, as it produces defense cells called lymphocytes to fight infections and foreign substances. A healthy, active lymphatic system uses the natural movements of smooth muscle tissue to do this. However, surgery, medical conditions, and other damage can cause fluids to build up in your lymph system and your lymph nodes, a condition known as lymphedema. This explains why your doctor may recommend you a lymphatic drainage massage following surgery on or involving your lymph nodes.
What Is Lymphatic Drainage?
It is basically a massage that stimulates the natural drainage of the lymph, which helps to eliminate waste from the body. Because unlike your heart, your lymphatic system does not have a pump to push it around the body. So it relies totally on the muscules movement to maintain its fluid movement. The whole idea lies in moving the fluid out of the tissues and into the lymph nodes where toxins are destroyed.
How Is It Done?
Unlike regular massage, lymphatic drainage massage has a very light pressure because the lymphatic system is close to the surface of the skin. It may also include some rocking or gentle shaking motions to stimulate the fluid under the skin to move.
What Are The Benefits?
Lymphatic drainage is a full-body wellness ritual that many rely on to reduce swelling and puffiness, dotox their bodies, promote clear skin, and Direct and increase lymphatic flow. Not only that, it is a great way to improve immune system due to the elimination of toxins and minimize the appearance of cellulite by reducing the amount of fluid that presses up against the cross-hatched fibers beneath your skin. The elimination of toxins also help with promoting body and mental relaxation, providing an overall lightness in the body and energizing it.