Within us all there is a silent system working to keep us healthy- the lymph system. Without it our bodies would swell up like balloons, swamping our cells with stagnant fluid.
The lymph system’s impact is so far reaching that many don’t even realize that minor aches and pains, low energy or susceptibility to colds and flu may be due to a sluggish lymph system and a compromised immune system.
Lymphatic drainage massage is a profound technique to help increase lymph flow. Encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart.
Lymph work has also been shown to help the scarring process by enhancing circulation and immunity. As the lymph flow around the scar is increased, lymph vessels that have been damaged are stimulated to heal, and the increased lymph flow also draws away toxins, improving the health of the tissues. Lymph drainage massage for years to enhance the quality of the skin, especially on the face. When the lymph is flowing, the cells are being bathed in fresh fluid, causing the skin to look fresh and alive. We have all experienced having minor edema in our faces- that puffy feeling and baggy eyes when we first wake in the morning after a long night. Usually after a few minutes of being vertical the lymph system starts to drain the face.
Lymphatic drainage massage is a great all in any massage therapist’s tool kit. By being able to address the lymph system directly, your’s immune system function can be significantly increased. When we have a strong immune system, we are happy, balanced and whole.