Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage
As you go through the daily motions of life, all sorts of unwanted waste and toxins tend to build up in your body. One of the most important reasons you do not get sick too often is your lymphatic system.
What Is the Lymphatic System?
The lymphatic system is part of the body’s immune system and has many functions. Essentially, it is a network of organs, vessels, and tissues that work together to move the lymph fluid back into your bloodstream.
In addition to protecting the body from illness-causing microbes, it absorbs digestive tract fats, maintains fluid levels in the body, and removes cellular waste. You need to understand that infections, diseases, and blockages can affect the functioning of your lymphatic system.
How the Lymphatic System Works
About 20 liters of plasma flow through your arteries, capillaries, and smaller arteriole blood vessels every day. It delivers nutrients to body tissues and cells and receives waste products. About 17 liters return to the bloodstream through the veins.
The three remaining liters seep into various body tissues through blood capillaries. The lymphatic system collects the excess lymph fluid from the body tissues and moves it along until it eventually returns it to the bloodstream.
What Is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
One of the most popular forms of massage is the lymph drainage massage, thanks to its potential health benefits. This form of massage treatment focuses on the lymphatic system and aims to help the body maintain proper immune functions, body fluid balance, and blood circulation.
Also known as manual lymphatic drainage, this form of therapy relieves swelling resulting from illness or medical treatments that block the lymphatic system. This form of massage involves the gentle manipulation of specific areas of the body. The aim is to help the lymph fluid move to an area of the body without working lymph vessels.
Some of the ways in which a lymphatic drainage massage can help you include:
Improved Immune System
This type of massage can help improve your immune system by focusing on the lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are present in your underarms, groin, around your breasts, and under your throat. Their main function is to cleanse the blood. A lymphatic drainage massage stimulates fluid and blood circulation in the lymphatic system to detoxify the body.
Reduced Fatigue, Anxiety, and Stress
When performed by a skilled and experienced professional, any massage can reduce your stress levels. However, a lymphatic drainage massage takes things to the next level. For example, it can reduce cramps, soreness, or pain almost instantly.
Also, if you often experience stress, depression, anxiety, or panic attacks, a lymphatic drainage massage can leave you feeling amazingly rejuvenated and relaxed.
Glowing and Unblemished Skin
There is a reason some of the top beauty bloggers and models swear by this type of massage. Studies show that lymphatic drainage massages can help reduce conditions such as eczema and acne. They can also reduce the appearance of scars.
Other benefits of lymphatic drainage massages include:
- Helping new mothers breastfeed more effectively and comfortably
- Helping with chronic pain and migraines
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