Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A lot more people are incorporating this massage into their health and wellness routines. You can find directions online on how to give yourself this massage, but we recommend going to a licensed therapist who is trained in lymphatic drainage massage for a proper treatment. A lymphatic drainage massage uses very light pressure and long, rhythmic strokes that gets the lymph fluid moving and directs the toxins into the organs that can properly remove them. A trained practitioner’s hands can simply apply pressure to re-stimulate the natural contractions of the lymphatic system. This will move the stagnant fluid back into the natural lymph flow of the body.


Benefits

A lymphatic drainage massage is commonly used for its ability to:

  • fight off infection
  • speed up healing and recovery from the cold and flu
  • reduce water retention
  • boost weight loss
  • improve cellulite, skin swelling, scar tissue, acne, and stretch marks
  • reduce stress and fatigue
  • help with post exercise recovery

This massage is helpful for individuals with breast cancer. These people tend to get lymphedema as a result from losing lymph nodes through breast cancer treatments and surgery. It can also be used to help individuals suffering from more serious health concerns such as:

  • insomnia
  • digestive problems
  • arthritis
  • fibromyalgia
  • orthopedic injuries or surgeries