Lymphatic Drainage is one of the hottest trends for self-care right now! At home, Lymphatic Drainage is not only beneficial for your overall well being, but it also improves your skin texture, reduces swelling, promotes gut health, boosts your immune system, and allows you to relax and focus on yourself. It may sound a bit intimidating at first. However, it is very easy to do at home. With consistent, weekly treatments, you will start seeing results.
The Lymphatic System is comprised of tissues and organs, throughout the entire body, that help your body eliminate toxins. By transporting Lumph Fluid (rich in white blood cells) throughout the body, the Lymphatic System helps to fight illness throughout the body. Lymphatic Drainage helps your body eliminate toxins (both environmental and internal), decreases cellulite, and helps to create a healthier overall internal system.
All you need for your at-home Lymphatic Drainage is massage oil, and a Lymphatic Drainage Tool. These tools can be purchased on many websites, they are made of wood, and they are created with curves that are molded to your body. Before beginning your massage, start by activating your lymph nodes. The Lymph Nodes are found under your neck (where you feel the tonsils), on either side of the groin and behind the knee. Take a few moments to massage these areas. Once you have done this, massage oil into the skin, beginning at the calves, and working your way up. You want to assure that the tool can smoothly move on the skin without pulling! This is very important as otherwise, you do more harm than good. Once your skin is nicely covered with the oil, you can begin massaging with your tool.
When using the Lymphatic Drainage Tool, simply move it upwards, starting at legs and working your way up to the arms. Again, take your time! This is an excellent opportunity to focus on yourself. The amount of pressure you apply genuinely depends on you. You want to add tension, as this is what truly gets all the toxins moving; however, you do not want to bruise your skin either.
By doing an at-home Lymphatic Drainage massage a couple times a week, every week, you will undoubtedly start to see great results as well as feel better. Stay Happy, Stay Beautiful, and Stay Healthy.