The lymph is one of the most misunderstood areas of the body, and yet is an incredibly important part of our body’s system. Although a major task for the lymph is to take away toxins, sometimes it can get clogged or over-stressed causing a multitude of issues in our body that seem to be random and unattached to one another when in reality, they are all connected.
“Unlike the blood, the lymph is not pumped by the heart, moving slowly due to stimulation from the muscles’ contractions. The lymph is a whitish liquid flowing throughout our body inside lymph vessels, collecting wastes and toxins that cannot be absorbed through the blood capillary vessels. In certain points, called nodes, lymph is cleaned. Nodes are found in the groin, underarm and neck, in the vein angle formed by the jugular and sub-clavicular veins, the main point of draining for our body toxins and liquids.” (Source: news.softpedia.com)
A lymph massage or lymphatic massage gently massages the toxins that are clogging the lymphs out using light, rhythmic movements with a very light touch. The massage session generally lasts for one hour and must be experienced at least two or three times before the benefits can be seen. Some of the benefits of this massage are:
Acne and Couperisis
With acne, the skin is inflamed; the drainage effect of this technique will gradually temper the inflammation. With Couperosis where the reddening has turned permanent, the look will drastically improve, and in some cases, if the Couperosis is in its early stages will completely diminish symptoms
If during a surgery you experienced edemas and hematomas, lymph drainage is effective in reducing and even getting rid of both following a surgery. An added bonus to the massage is that it activates your cell’s ability to regenerate and repair allowing you to recover faster.
Lymph massage works best in earlier stages of cellulite, for example in a young adult or older teen. The fat deposits in our feet compress lymph vessels making it difficult for the lymph flow. However, if you are in older or more advanced stages of cellulite you can still achieve satisfactory results over a long period of sessions.
Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
In both cases, the weakness is rooted in sluggish lymphs that are unable to carry away the waste. After 4 sessions you will find most symptoms to lessen or to completely vanish.
Book your session today with one of our massage specialists to enjoy the many benefits of a lymphatic massage. If you suffer from mild to moderate swelling, feel sluggish or unusually achy, or are recovering from a sports injury, discuss what impact this massage will have on you!