02 Dec Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage
There are many different types of massages. We all know about ones you get at the spa to relax or the ones you get to relieve tension, but have you ever heard of a massage that rids your body of superficial lymphatic fluid?
Lymphatic drainage massage treatment is a massage technique performed without oil/lotion in the direction of lymphatic flow. It uses short strokes with minimal pressure, ensuring that muscles are not engaged or stimulated as they are not the target. Instead of muscle relaxation, this type of massage aims to assist fluid along the lymph vessels, which flushes toxins out of the body.
This is important because an accumulation of toxins in the lymph nodes can cause the glands to swell. This is extremely noticeable in different areas of the face including behind the ears, under the chin, in the neck, in the armpit, groin, behind the knees, in the crook of the elbow. A lymphatic drainage massage will help drain these extra fluids and help you look and feel healthier.
There are several other benefits that come with lymphatic drainage massages. Firstly, it helps the body’s immune system, is a natural form of inner body “cleaning”, can help ease pain and/or stress associated with other conditions, will lower body swelling, and more!
If you suffer from fibromyalgia, swelling, skin disorders, fatigue, insomnia, stress, or digestive problems, this may be a massage for you. Try one today. Contact AIM clinic today to book an appointment with one of our expert practitioners.