Lymphatic drainage massage

The Lymphatic system.

Did you know our bodies tend to build up toxins and all sorts of unwanted waste. So,how come we don’t fall sick too often? That credit goes to your body’s lymphatic system. It is made up of a large network of lymph, lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, lymphatic or lymphoid organs, and lymphoid tissues.The lymphatic system eliminates these toxins by transporting lymph throughout your body via a network of organs and tissues. Lymph is a clear, yellowish fluid that is responsible for making your body immune to infections and diseases. By activating the flow of lymph, your body’s immune system can get stronger. If you have ever felt sluggish, tired, achy, or you’re prone to touches of flu and colds, it could be because your lymphatic system isn’t as strong as it should be. A poorly functioning lymphatic system can even lead to more serious conditions like lymphedema and cancer.

What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Lymphatic drainage refers to the technique of stimulating the lymph flow throughout the body with the help of gentle movements. Also known as manual lymphatic drainage massage, it is designed to restore the functions of your body’s immune system and treat a variety of health concerns.During the massage, uses very light pressure and long strokes to move the lymph fluid in a way that the organs will be able to get the toxins out of the body effectively. With rhythmic hand strokes, the masseuse will re-stimulate the lymphatic system and improve the flow of lymph fluid in your body. 

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Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage 

  • Improve Your Immune System

Lymphatic drainage can enhance your immune system by targeting the lymph nodes in your body. Lymph nodes are present in your groin, under-arms, under the throat, and around your breasts, and their function is to cleanse your blood.Thanks to the lymphatic drainage massage, the blood and fluid circulation in the lymphatic system get re-stimulated and as a result, it detoxifies your body. In other words, if you’re suffering from any infections, flu, body inflammation, or just dull skin, these lymphatic drainage massage will help you.

  • Reduce Stress, Anxiety, and Fatigue
  • Help With Breastfeeding

If you are a new mom and want to breastfeed your bundle of joy as effectively as possible, lymphatic drainage can help with that too. Studies show that a whopping 92 percent of new mothers experience one issue or another while breastfeeding that makes the experience painful and uncomfortable.Lymphatic drainage massage will help reduce nipple swelling enhance the functioning of plugged nipple ducts so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort while breastfeeding the baby.

  • help change your Skin tone 

It will help to reduce conditions like acne and eczema, and diminish the appearance of scars as well. The massage helps open the pores on the skin, which then receive the specially formulated blend of essential oils. This rehydrates your skin, leaving it softer and brighter.

  • Help With Migraines and Chronic Pain

The repetitive motions during the massage have a pain-relieving effect and you’ll notice the results after one session. The calming effect induced by the massage reduces the pain signals that get sent to your brain, reducing the intensity and frequency of the pain

I hope this blog has provided you with some insight on what lymphatic massage, how it helps and how it may benefit the body. If you would like some more information, or if you or someone you know may benefit from this, please get in touch FNQHealthco.- we’d love to help! 

Dae Kim 

Remedial Massage Therapist

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