The lymphatic system plays an important role in the body and is crucial for maintaining optimal health. A well-oiled and properly functioning lymphatic system does many things. This includes maintaining your body’s fluid levels, protecting your body from illness, and removing waste from your cells.
Unfortunately, many don’t recognize when their lymphatic system is blocked or not working properly. The symptoms often present as something else or simply aren’t linked to lymph drainage.
Things like swelling, recurring infections, and hardening of the skin are common signs that your lymphatic system isn’t working correctly. While there are a few things you can do to increase drainage naturally, the easiest and most effective treatment is often a lymphatic massage.
Lymphatic massage is a safe, gentle, and non-invasive procedure. It not only gets lymph fluid flowing and draining again but re-stimulates the lymphatic system. This allows for better drainage in the future. Perhaps you suspect your lymphatic system isn’t working properly or you just want to prevent issues in the future. Either way, there are many reasons why lymphatic massage is the best thing for your body as a whole.
When lymph fluid isn’t draining properly, you’ll experience many uncomfortable symptoms. A lymphatic massage reduces these symptoms, such as excessive swelling, headaches, stress, and more. It can also help improve your sleep, especially on the day of your massage as many people find the massage itself extremely relaxing.
Better sleep also leads to more energy, which helps you feel better and get more done throughout your days! Many also report an instant boost of energy after a treatment that can last for several hours or even up to a few days.
Whether your injury came from sports, physical activity, or a simple accident, lymphatic massage can help you heal. The increased drainage from a massage helps increase blood and lymphatic flow to injured areas, which speeds healing. This can apply to many different types of injuries, including:
Recovering from surgery is often quite the ordeal. Depending on the surgery you had, it can be a long, painful, and disruptive process as you must put your life on pause, take time off work, etc.
Lymphatic massage is a common treatment post-surgery. This is because it can reduce pain, bring down and prevent swelling, and speed recovery time. Lymphatic massage is an incredibly common recommendation after breast cancer surgery specifically, but it can help with recovery from many procedures, including:
In addition to injuries and surgery, regular lymphatic massage treatments can help you heal faster from a number of other issues and conditions.
Things like burns, constipation, leg ulcers, and carpal tunnel syndrome are painful, annoying, and often interfere with your day-to-day life.
By maintaining optimal lymph drainage you can reduce the pain, stiffness, and discomfort that come with these things. Like other conditions, lymphatic massage can also help speed the healing and repair of these issues.
Lastly, lymphatic massage may be able to help you deal with more chronic issues. For example, rheumatoid arthritis can cause poor lymph flow, especially as it progresses. This not only increases the symptoms of arthritis but can cause additional symptoms from poor lymph drainage. Regular lymphatic massage can help ease these symptoms and improve lymph flow, especially in the later stages of the disease.
Fibromyalgia is another condition that can benefit from regular lymphatic treatments. Fibromyalgia causes things like inflammation, swelling, and discoloration of the skin. By improving lymph flow and optimizing your lymphatic drainage regularly, you may be able to treat these symptoms and improve your overall quality of life.
There’s no doubt that your internal health is of the utmost importance. However, regular lymphatic massages can come with outward improvements, as well. Things like facial blemishes, skin discoloration, and hair loss are not only uncomfortable but they can take a big blow to your confidence.
Lymphatic massage helps promote tissue regeneration, thus improving the appearance of the skin all over your body! In some cases, it can also promote and accelerate hair regrowth.With regular lymphatic massage, you can say goodbye to so many skin concerns, including:
Your physical health is a priority but don’t neglect your mental health and inner confidence! It only takes a few treatments to start noticing a physical difference. Benefits like relaxation, de-stressing, and better sleep will come even more quickly.
Lymphedema is a medical condition caused by a serious disruption of lymph fluid flow and drainage. This condition can be genetic, but it’s more commonly caused by cancer treatments, serious infections, surgeries, etc. If you already have lymphedema, a lymphatic massage can help keep it from getting worse.
By pre-emptively getting a series of lymphatic drainage massage treatments when you’re at high risk of lymphedema, you may be able to prevent it altogether. Compression therapy is also used to prevent the condition – by combining this with lymphatic massage, you’re giving yourself the best chance.
If you’re new to lymphatic massage, we’ll likely recommend a few consecutive treatments to get you started. This will get your lymph fluid draining better and kickstart your system. Once things are looking a little better, you can reduce the frequency for basic maintenance.
Once you start feeling the benefits, though, you’ll never look back! Whether you’re interested in treating or managing a specific condition/injury, or you just want to feel a little better, lymphatic massage has something for everyone.
Don’t be afraid to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have and we’ll be happy to walk you through everything. We can’t wait to join you on this journey as you experience everything lymphatic massage has to offer you and your body!
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