A well-functioning lymph system contributes to healthy body tissue and plays an important part in the body's immune system responses.
Lymphatic Drainage massage is a specialised therapy, which is designed to improve the functioning of the lymphatic system. This is primarily achieved through gentle, rhythmical circling movements of the skin, which stimulate the contractions of the lymphatic vessels and reduce toxins in the body. Techniques are performed with hands and fingers using a light-touch, which is simulating, gentle, through a wave-like movement.
The lymphatic system is part of your body’s immune system and helps fight infection. It transports nutrients and oxygen to cells, collecting toxins on the way and flushing them out through the lymph nodes. Unlike blood, which is pumped around by your heart, the lymph system has no pump. The pressure from your blood vessels, movement from your muscles, and massage push the lymphatic fluid around. Lymphatic drainage massage is an ideal tool to use to boost the flow and drainage of lymph around the body.
Benefits include of this massage include:
- Improved immune function
- Removal of toxins and excess wastes
- Reduced water retention
- Boosting the metabolism
- Reduced puffiness, swelling and blotches on the skin
- Clear pores of the skin
- Heal scar tissue
- Reduces cellulite