lymphatic drainage

What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage and what are the benefits?

Lymphatic drainage massage is a type of massage therapy that helps to stimulate the lymphatic system. This system is responsible for removing toxins and waste from the body, as well as helping to boost the immune system. The massage works by gently manipulating the skin to stimulate the lymph nodes and vessels, which encourages the flow of lymphatic fluid throughout the body. This type of massage can be beneficial for a variety of conditions, including swelling, fatigue, and even skin conditions such as acne.

The Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

The lymphatic system plays a key role in the body’s immune defences.  Lymphatic fluid flows through lymph vessels, which connect lymph nodes. As it passes through the lymph nodes, white blood cells trap and destroy harmful particles, such as bacteria.

Just like the blood in your circulatory system, lymphatic fluid is constantly moving. If it stops, swelling can occur, as lymph fluid builds up, often in the arms or legs which can lead to a condition called lymphoedema.

There are many benefits associated with lymphatic drainage massage. Here are just a few:

1. Improved Circulation: One of the main benefits of this type of massage is improved circulation. By stimulating the lymph nodes and vessels, it helps to increase blood flow throughout the body, which can help to reduce swelling and improve overall health.

2. Detoxification: As mentioned above, this type of massage helps to stimulate the lymphatic system which is responsible for removing toxins from the body. This can help to reduce fatigue and improve overall well-being.

3. Stress Relief: Lymphatic drainage massage can also be beneficial for reducing stress levels in individuals who suffer from chronic stress or anxiety. The gentle manipulation of the skin during this type of massage can help to relax muscles and reduce tension in both mind and body.

4. Skin Health: This type of massage can also be beneficial for improving skin health by reducing inflammation and improving circulation in areas that are prone to acne or other skin conditions.

How To Get The Most Out Of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

If you’re considering trying out lymphatic drainage massage, there are a few things you should keep in mind in order to get the most out of your session:

1. Drink Plenty of Water: It’s important to drink plenty of water before and after your session to flush out any toxins that may have been released during your treatment.

2. Wear Loose Clothing: Make sure you wear loose clothing during your session so that your therapist has easy access to all areas they need to work on without any restrictions caused by tight clothing or jewellery items such as watches or necklaces.

3. Avoid Heavy Meals Beforehand: It’s best not to eat a heavy meal before your session as this can make it difficult for your therapist to work on certain areas due to bloating or discomfort caused by digestion issues.

4 . Listen To Your Body: Lastly, it’s important that you listen closely to what your body is telling you during your session so that if anything feels uncomfortable or painful then you can let your therapist know so they can adjust their technique accordingly.


Lymphatic drainage massage has many benefits including improved circulation, detoxification, stress relief, and improved skin health, as well as improving the symptoms of anyone suffering from lymphoedema. Whatever reason you choose to have a lymphatic drainage massage, you will no doubt feel health and well-being benefits.

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