Lymphatic Drainage

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What Is It?

Lymphatic drainage is a gentle, targeted massage technique that encourages the lymphatic system to be more efficient in terms of metabolism. This improves the body’s ability to eliminate toxins and waste. In turn, this boosts the immune system and therefore the overall health and vitality of the patient.

The Benefits

The stimulation of the lymphatic system impacts beneficially both on its intrinsic efficiency and also on the immune system as a while. Blockages are cleared, toxins and waste products are eliminated and essential nutrients are transported to cells thus boosting the metabolism.

What should I expect?

Lymphatic drainage is performed via firm yet gentle ‘pumping’ massage that aims to move the lymphatic fluid towards the heart. It is possible that some areas may feel uncomfortable during treatment - this normally indicates that a particular node is congested. The massage encourages these nodes to shrink and drain into the next node along and so on, working right through the drainage system and into the blood circulatory system. It is essential that you keep well hydrated to help during this purifying process and also whilst your body recovers post-treatment.

The Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system comprises of a complex circuit of lymphatic vessels (conduits) that carry lymph (a clear fluid). Essentially, it is the human body’s secondary circulatory system. The lymphatic system works in harmony with the circulatory and blood system, and its primary function is to return proteins and water from tissues back into the bloodstream.

Treatment works most effectively when carried out close together ie 2 or 3 sessions a week. We recommend a course of 6 treatment sessions initially to improve results.

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage is stimulated through this special massage, circulation is significantly increased and the body is then able to rid itself of waste products and toxins far more efficiently, leading to a detox effect. Positive effects include a general sense of wellbeing, increased energy levels and a noticeable toning effect.


How Many Sessions?

How many sessions you require is largely dependent upon the condition you wish to treat. A professional and experienced therapist will be able to structure a personalised plan of treatment that will best benefit your individual requirements. For maximum effect, six sessions are recommended within close proximity of each other.


Speed Up Recovery

The main purpose of the technique is to encourage the lymphatic fluid in the direction of the drainage ducts. This is different from a regular massage that will generally concentrate on other skeletal and muscular areas of the body. It can speed up recovery as the body is encourages to more rapidly expel toxins and bacteria.

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