Lymphatic Drainage Massage
The lymphatic system is comprised of a complex network of nodes, vessels, and organs (including the spleen, tonsils, and thymus) that work cohesively as part of the body’s immune system. It is the purpose of the lymphatic system to deliver lymph fluid (high in white blood cells that fight infections) throughout the body while taking away cellular waste and excess fluid in exchange.
This delivery and exchange method is not done via the circulatory system, like how oxygen is circulated, but rather it is conducted through muscle contractions. These contractions enable the lymph fluid to travel from lymph node to lymph vessel and then to organs that comprise the lymphatic system to process the waste from the body.
If this system, or parts of it, fail to any extent to carry out their purpose, then the body becomes susceptible to illness. Common causes for the Lymphatic System to fail can include stress, poor diet, and lack of activity. To help encourage the Lymphatic System to continue to work properly, many seek a Lymphatic Drainage Massage to stimulate their Lymphatic System.
A Lymphatic Drainage Massage at Brandon Essentials
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is the stimulation, primarily through Swedish massage techniques, of the key points of the Lymphatic System—your neck, décolletage lower back, and abdomen. The massage of key areas of the body can help to promote the circulation of lymph (the white blood cell concentrated fluid) throughout the body.
By doing so, your massage therapist can help encourage the following benefits:
- Reduce swelling in joints or muscles
- Encourages the healing of scar tissues and injury
- Minimize arthritis pain and discomfort
- Promote skin health and reduce acne
- Reduce side effects of sinusitis and other sinus issues
- Improve overall circulation in the body, assisting with lower heart rate
- Reduce water retention
- Detoxify the body through removal of waste and toxins
- Boost the immune system with proper transfer of lymph
Our Lymphatic Drainage Massage therapy is not recommended for those who are in post-surgery recovery.