The Benefits of a Lymphatic Drainage Massage

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The Benefits of a Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Your lymph nodes are part of an incredible system. Throughout your body, a network of tissues and organs called the lymphatic system brings infection-fighting white blood cells to your bones. Lymph nodes are crucial in aiding the healthy function of a human body.

What is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Lymphatic drainage massages consist of massaging, tapping, and pushing of the lymph nodes through the skin with the help of essential oils. This process encourages accumulated lymph fluid to flow properly, allowing more of those infection-fighting white blood cells to get to where they need to go. This type of massage is very gentle and relaxing.

What are the Benefits of a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

  • For patients recovering from surgery where lymph nodes are removed, like breast cancer, colon cancer, or prostate or bladder cancer, lymphatic draining massages can help reduce scar tissue at incision sites and reduce swelling while detoxifying the body.
  • For women with trouble breastfeeding, lymphatic massages can help reduce swelling in the breast tissue and resolve plugged ducts, ameliorating the flow of milk.
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage can have amazing results on patients with sports injuries. After the initial inflammation has settled, a lymphatic massage can help clear the tissue of debris and improve blood circulation—encouraging the growth of new, healthy tissue.
  • Unsurprisingly, the immune system and lymphatic system are linked in an important way. If the flow of lymphatic fluid is slowed, it can reduce immune system health and make your more susceptible to contracting illness. Massages can also increase immune health by improving blood circulation, and reducing disease-causing inflammation.
  • A lymphatic massage in the face can dramatically improve the look of your skin. By massaging the nodes on the sides of your face, forehead, and around your neck, the massage therapist is effectively bathing your skin in fresh, healthy fluid. Have you ever woken up in the morning to puffy eyes and swollen cheeks? This is called minor edema, and it can be fixed with just a few strokes to your skin.
  • Above all, massages are incredibly relaxing. This is a chunk of time dedicated to you and your wellbeing. The massage therapist can tailor your session to best suit your needs (feedback during the session is also encouraged.)

If you have a sports injury, edema, or are recovering from surgery, you may want to look into what a lymphatic drainage massage can do for you.

At RelaxZone, we use essential oils and specific massaging techniques to stimulate the body’s lymphatic system. This massage improves the body’s metabolism, and helps eliminate waste and toxins to provide a boost to the immune system and ensure good health.

Contact us today for more information about our lymphatic drainage massage options.

 

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