As you go about your daily life, toxins tend to get built up in the body, constantly putting your lymphatic system to test and, sometimes, even pushing over its limits. Your lymphatic system is what keeps you healthy. It naturally removes toxins and wastes by expelling fluid from the tissue and directing it towards the lymph nodes, where bacteria, viruses and other toxic microorganisms are destroyed.
The Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM) is a game changer for those looking for a quick body detox. This technique manually encourages the lymph flow in the body and stimulates the immune system. During a lymphatic drainage massage, a trained therapist uses a series of gliding, cupping, compressing and stretching motions over the body. The rhythmic strokes get the lymph fluid moving and the gentle pressure helps to lead the toxins into the organs, from where they are then properly released. The technique follows a certain sequence so that the lymph doesn’t get trapped anywhere, making sure every area is treated with utmost care.
Why get a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
If you seem to feel sluggish, get minor pains or easily catch cold and flu, it is most likely because your lymphatic system has slowed down. More serious conditions can involve lymphedema, infections, blockage, and cancer. A poor lymphatic system can also make the skin appear dull, yielding an unsightly appearance in the arms, feet, legs, hips, thighs and belly.
Women nowadays have started incorporating LDM into their wellness regimen to reap its detoxification and aesthetic benefits. The massage technique is especially effective for digestive issues, pain relief, skin conditions (such as cellulite or acne), allergies, headaches, hormonal imbalances and a list of other issues. It is also used post cosmetic surgery to reduce swelling and release anaesthesia by-products from the body. Additionally, the massage has become a popular spa treatment for skincare, managing jet lags, treating season allergies and releasing stress. Some women have also started incorporating facial lymphatic drainage into their beauty routine to deal with puffiness, dull complexion and skin irritation.
Who can benefit from Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Lymphatic drainage massage can benefit anyone who is experiencing the following:
- Skin disorders
- Digestive problems
You may be wondering whether lymphatic drainage massage is right for you, and how is it different from a more traditional massage. While, conventional massages like the Swedish massage or deep tissue massage offer a relaxing experience for your muscles, joints, and nervous system, the lymphatic drainage massage goes a step further. We function in an environment full of toxins, which weakens our immunity, and so our lymphatic system can become congested and remain stagnant for years. As such, it becomes important to detox and cleanse the body’s tissues during the change of seasons, after a particularly stressful time or following an illness or injury. Lymphatic drainage massage supports the healthy functioning of the body, leaving you feeling well-rested and completely revitalized.
FCBS Dubai has been providing the Lymphatic Drainage Massage for several years. Our DHA Approved therapists make sure you get the utmost care and benefit out of the massage treatment. Do contact us to know more!