This is a slow rhythmic massage which uses light pressure, long and gentle strokes. The massage follows the path of the lymphatic system of the body. It helps to eliminate waste more efficiently, reduces swelling and helps to improve skin texture and rids the body of toxins.
A lymph is a clear, yellowish fluid that flows around your body, carrying white blood cells and antibodies to your tissues and organs. Lymph is essential to your immune system and help you fight infection.
Your lymphatic system’s job is to flush all the toxins away, and keep you healthy. Lymphatic drainage massage boosts the flow of lymph around your body, refreshing your immune system and flushing out toxins.
Because the lymphatic system is so important to keeping your immune system working properly, improving its flow and drainage around the body can benefit you in many ways.
Lymph drainage massage is given on a massage table, and you will be draped in discreetly-placed towels. The therapist will generally work their way up from your feet. Lymph drainage massage uses very light pressure, as well as long, gentle, rhythmic strokes and soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes (the main lymph nodes are situated in the neck, armpits, and groin).
Lymph drainage can leave you feeling exhausted and also leave you really thirsty, so ensure you have plenty of fresh water to hand and to achieve maximum benefit, please book this treatment on a day when you can relax afterwards.
You should always tell your therapist in advance about any of the following as this may affect the kind of treatment you receive
Have any broken skin or sores on your scalp
- Are, or think you might be, pregnant
- Have any medical conditions or are receiving any treatment or medication
- Have recently had an injury or operation
- Are allergic to anything, particularly skin allergies
- Before any massage treatment, avoid large meals or alcohol. It’s also a good to drink plenty of water, which will help your body to flush the toxins out of your body.