Lymphatic Drainage

Written by Liza Hartung
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Lymphatic drainage is a massage technique that is making its way into more and more spas. It is one of the healthiest forms of massage. You will feel results immediately. You will walk away feeling lighter and cleaner than when you walked in. For those who are hearing about this technique for the first time, allow me to explain a bit about what it is and how it works.

Lymph nodes live in clusters in our bodies in our armpits, neck and groin. When you get a sore throat, you can sometimes feel your lymph nodes swell up. A substance in your lymph nodes fights unhealthy bacteria and other potentially damaging cells. When they swell up, they are usually combating an infection and thus have to produce extra white blood cells.

Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage

In lymphatic drainage, a massage technique is used to drain areas of water retention and collected toxins. Talk about two wonderful things done in one sitting! For those with high stress, this will prove to be deeply relaxing. It can also help in the healing process of wounds, burns and old scars. If you have any skin conditions that you are not particularly proud of, lymph draining will help with even the toughest of conditions. The technique is often the most beneficial, when performed with machines specially designed for lymphatic drainage.

Lymphatic drainage is wonderful for women who are pregnant. It can relieve fluid build-up and thus help swollen ankles, legs and puffy eyes. It's also great for stretch marks, as it has been known to visibly reduce the appearance of them. One great benefit for everyone is that draining of the lymph nodes has been linked to strengthening the immune system. No matter who you are or what your situation, you are likely to love what you get from this massage technique.

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