Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a gentle technique which is used to stimulate the lymphatic system to promote the movement of fluid (lymph) around the body. This can reduce swelling as well as boost the body’s immune system.
Your lymphatic system is your body’s first line of defence against disease and infection due to the lymph nodes containing a large number of white blood cells. Lymph picks up toxins such as bacteria, food additives or preservatives and viruses from the body and filters them through the lymph nodes for removal from the body.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is different to other forms of remedial massage as it is slow and gentle and involves circular, stretching motions on the skin to move fluid out from an area of swelling to the healthy lymph nodes to aid natural drainage.
Having a healthy functioning lymphatic system is important for overall health as it boosts the immune system, detoxifies the body and induces relaxation. This technique can also be useful for treating specific conditions such as:
- Fluid retention due to injury, pregnancy, surgery
- Chronic Fatigue
- Low immunity
- Breast surgery (mastectomy)
- Dermatological conditions (eczema, psoriasis, acne)
- Clear congested sinuses
- Sports injuries (sprains, swelling)
- Post-surgery (soften scar tissue, promote healing, and reduce chance of infection)
It is important to drink water after a Lymphatic Drainage Massage session to encourage circulation of fluid and the removal of wastes from the body. Anyone can benefit from this gentle and effective treatment, whether it be for a specific condition or for a general health boost.
Below is a testimonial from a client after just one session of Lymphatic Drainage Massage with Katelyn:
“Hi Katelyn, I’m feeling exceptionally well today and the redness that is usually on my face around the sinus area is gone – I’m having my first make-up free day in years! Thanks for the Lymphatic Drainage Massage 🙂 Melinda”
To discuss if Lymphatic Drainage Massage would benefit your health contact us today and speak to one of our highly trained health therapists.