What is Lymphatic Drainage?
Lymphatic Drainage is also called cellulite massage, aims to better flow of the lymphatic system, which is responsible for excretion of toxins, reinforcement of the immune system and increase of the metabolism. It revitalizes the skin, reduces cellulite and helps lose points and therefore lose weight.
Lymphatic drainage is a therapeutic massage treatment. The lymph system is part of your body’s immune system and helps fight infection. Lymph itself is a clear, slightly yellow fluid. It transports nutrients and oxygen to cells, collecting toxins on the way and flushing them out through the lymph nodes. The massage uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph and reduce toxins in your body.
Lymphatic Drainage Techniques
Your massage therapist will use a basic lymphatic technique may resemble a circle, and is called stationary circles. All motions are based on this principle. In orienting this motion, we always want to push the lymph towards the correct nodes, so the last, lateral stretch motion should be going towards the nodes.
Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage
The following is a short list of problems that can benefit from lymphatic drainage:
- Edema, which may be the result of traumatic injury, menstrual problems or skin disorders
- Skin disorders, such as acne, rosacea, eczema and seborrhea
- Gastrointestinal issues, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), celiac and Crohn’s disease
- Neurologic problems such as migraines and vertigo