Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic drainage massage is a therapeutic massage treatment. The massage uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes and soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes to increase lymphatic flow, with the aim of getting rid of toxins in your body. The main lymph nodes are in the neck, armpits and groin. Warmth is an important factor in increasing lymphatic flow. A treatment usually lasts around 30 minutes for a localized session, or about an hour for a full-body treatment. Lymphatic drainage massage can have a beneficial effect on your general health. Because lymph is key to keeping your immune system working properly, improving the flow and drainage of lymph around the body is good for you in lots of ways.
- Reduce the chance of you suffering from minor colds and viruses; it helps your body fight off infection and speeds up healing and recovery from illness.
- Help reduce water retention. For instance, because the lymph system has no pump, if you sit for a long time without moving, thelymph can't flow easily , this is why you may experience swollen feet or fingers.
- Boost weight loss, as improving the lymphatic system will improve your metabolic rate, which helps you burn calories more efficiently.