Also known as manual lymphatic drainage or lymph drainage therapy, lymph massage is a popular procedure. It offers a wide range of benefits. First things first, make sure the person performing the massage is fully trained and has the proper massage training. After undergoing a lymphatic drainage, your immune system is boosted. The lymphatic system contains immune cells which help the body fight antigens. The system is responsible for draining wastes and toxins from the body. A lymph massage is aimed at restoring the proper functionality of lymph system.
What should you expect when undergoing a manual lymphatic drainage? To start with, you will not experience any pain or discomfort. The process is gentle and slow. Lymph nodes are located just below the skin and are thus easy to reach and stimulate. A light slow pressure is exerted similar to the pulse or lymphatic system rhythm. The essence is to encourage the drainage or wastes and fluid from the body.
Lymph nodes are located in many parts of the body. The therapist will concentrate on areas such as neck, armpits, abdomen and the area surrounding the eyes. As the lymph fluid starts to flow, you may experience some sensations. You may experience a tingling feeling, digestive noises and some calm sensation.
Usually, lymphatic drainage massage is carried out in a heated room. A warm environment helps in boosting the flow of lymphatic fluid. Upon the drainage of lymphatic system you may feel the need to pee. Coughing is also a sign that the lymphatic system has been successfully drained.
To get the most out of a lymph massage, allow yourself to relax. Arrive on time to avoid rushing. Similar to a spa treatment, the massage rejuvenates your body and boosts your energy levels. Above your overall body health and functionality is improved.