If lymphatic drainage massage isn’t on your skincare radar, you’re missing a trick. Not only does the technique eliminate puffiness and promote radiance, it also helps sculpt and define cheekbones like nothing we’ve ever seen before. But giving some TLC to our lymph system goes way beyond good cheekbones; experts believe that it might also be the key to restoring, and maintaining, optimum health. In his new book, Lymph & Longevity: The Untapped Secret to Health, Dr Gerald Lemole describes the lymphatic system as a “secret river” of colourless fluid that flows through the lymph vessels, the tiny tubes of the body’s lymphatic system, carrying nutrients and important chemical messages to the brain and other organs.
And yes, lymphatic drainage massages can help our body work through this process more effectively. We know, it’s hard to believe that lying flat on a table while enjoying a relaxing massage could actually be the health component missing from your current routine, but sometimes things just aren’t too good to be true.
The question is; what actually is a lymphatic drainage massage?
What Is Lymphatic Drainage?
Lymphatic drainage is a gentle massage used to stimulate the lymphatic system, which is part of our circulatory and immune systems. Through lymphatic drainage, we stimulate the lymph nodes, accelerating the process of detoxing our body and eliminating excess water. Through the lymphatic system, we control the amount of water that our body retains or releases. A key element of lymphatic facial massage is the action of draining, which supports the lymphatic system – the hard-working part of our body that gets rid of toxins and excess fluids. It’s a gentle method focusing on health and detoxification. The technique releases tension in muscles and connective tissues of the face, neck and head, which in turn reduces stress and improves facial contouring.
How Does It Work?
We have 42 muscles on the face, all working hard to make expressions, hold stress and show emotion. When there’s tension in these muscles, or the lymphatic system is a little sluggish, it can result in puffiness in the face as well as other areas of the body. By using massage that follows the natural flow of the lymphatic …….