Lymphatic Massage Barnet
Lymphatic massage can reduce swelling and improve circulation throughout the lymphatic system.
Lymphatic drainage is a therapeutic massage treatment
. The massage uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph. It also reduces toxins in your body.
While the heart continuously pumps blood through the blood vessels, the lymphatic system relies on the movement of smooth muscles to transport the fluid through the lymph vessels.
Health conditions can interrupt the normal flow of lymph, causing lymph fluid to build up in a particular area of the body, often in the arms or legs, where it can causing swelling. This condition is called lymphedema.
People can develop lymphedema as a result of infections, cancer treatments that involve the removal of lymph nodes, and any condition that damages the lymphatic system.
Lymphatic massage can improve your skin texture by:
-reducing swelling, puffiness, and blotches
-giving you clean, healthy pores
-speeding up healing in scar tissue, so it may, for example, improve the appearance of stretch marks
-helping to reduce cellulite; the massage increases blood flow and circulation to the affected areas, which helps the body break down the toxins which cause dimply skin.
Always tell your therapist in advance if you are, or think you might be, pregnant, have any medical conditions or are receiving any treatment or medication, have recently had an operation, or are allergic to anything.
Lymphatic drainage is about flushing out your system; you can do this every day by drinking plenty of water.
One of the best things you can do for your lymphatic system is to be more active. Even the most gentle activity will help encourage a healthy lymph flow, as movement of the muscles exerts pressure on the lymphatic vessels and keeps them moving.