If you are feeling a little “under the weather” lately, maybe it’s time to give your lymphatic system a massage. The lymphatic system is an important part of our bodies that plays a role in helping the body fight infection and eliminate toxins. Through lymphatic massage, you can help your body work better and feel better. Let’s explore what this massage is all about and how it can benefit you.
What is Lymphatic Massage?
Lymphatic massage is also known as manual lymph drainage (MLD). It’s a type of gentle massage that uses very light pressure and long, smooth strokes to help move fluid away from congested areas in the body. This type of massage stimulates your lymph nodes and increases blood flow throughout your body, which helps flush out built-up toxins and other waste products that may be contributing to illness or feeling run down. In addition, this type of massage helps reduce inflammation and improve immunity against infection by boosting white blood cells in the body.
How Does It Work?
Lymphatic massage works by using gentle pressure on specific areas of the body where there is congestion or swelling due to poor circulation or lymphatic stagnation. The therapist will start at one end of the body and use light pressure while applying long strokes along the direction of the lymph flow, moving towards the neck area where most of your lymph nodes are located. This type of massage encourages movement within your tissues, allowing them to release any trapped fluids or toxins into circulation so they can be eliminated from your system more easily.
The Benefits Are Endless!
The benefits of regular lymphatic massages are numerous! Not only does this type of massage help reduce inflammation and boost immunity against infection but it can also help with colds, allergies, sinus problems, headaches, fatigue and even skin issues such as acne. In addition to these benefits, regular massages can also help with relaxation and stress relief as well as improving flexibility in joints affected by arthritis or other conditions.
When it comes down to it, sometimes it pays off to take care of yourself—especially when it comes to taking care of important parts like your lymphatic system! Lymphatic massages are an effective way to boost immunity while providing numerous other health benefits such as reducing inflammation, relieving stress levels, improving joint flexibility etc. So why not give yourself a break? Book yourself a session today! Treat yourself – you deserve it!
If you live in Las Vegas check out Lymphatic Organic for a lymphatic massage and let me know how it goes! They’re the best!
By Matt Hanson, Las Vegas Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Health Coach