A lymphatic drainage massage is a technique that encourages the flow of lymphatic fluid around the body. Lymphatic fluid helps to remove waste and toxins from the body. Sometimes we can get a build-up of lymph fluid in a specific area and this can happen if we live a sedentary lifestyle or any specific health conditions. A lymphatic drainage massage helps to improve the flow of lymph, therefore reducing any swelling.
What are the benefits?
The lymphatic system plays an integral role in our body’s immune system. The lymphatic fluid flows through the lymph nodes, where the white blood cells destroy toxins and bacteria.
Lymphatic massage forms a part of the decongestive lymphatic therapy, which includes:
Lymphatic drainage massage
In combination, these can aid improvement of the circulation throughout the lymphatic system, reducing symptoms such as:
swelling in the extremities — such as the arms, legs, hands, or feet — which can affect mobility
swelling in other parts of the body, including the chest, breast, shoulder, face and groin
pain and changes in sensation a feeling of heaviness difficulty fitting into clothing