Lymphatic Massage (LDM)
Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM) is a gentle, formation massage that combines the elements of Manual Lymph Drainage, Traditional Holistic Massage and Therapeutic therapies to encourage lymphatic drainage along the paths of the lymphatic system of the body and relaxing the superficial and deeper muscles which assists the removal of congestion.
It helps to eliminate waste more efficiently, reduces swelling, improves skin texture and is a very relaxing therapeutic massage treatment that uses very light pressure and precise movements to increase lymphatic flow and a deeper pressure to facilitate muscle treatments, all of which assist the removal of toxins from your body.
What is lymph?
Lymph is a clear, straw coloured fluid that flows around your body. Lymphatic fluid is essential to your immune system and help you fight infection.
We absorb, through digestion and inhalation a great many toxins into our bodies every day by:
- Eating fatty foods
- Eating too much sugar/aspartame
- Drinking excess alcohol
- Breathing in chemicals (roadworks, cleaning products, smoke etc)
Your lymphatic system’s job is to remove toxins and keep you healthy.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM) boosts the flow of lymph around your body, refreshing your immune system and facilitating the ‘waste disposal’ function of the Lymphatic system..
Benefits of a Lymph Drainage Massage (LDM)
Because the lymphatic system is keeping your immune system working properly, improving its flow and drainage around the body can benefit you in many ways. Lymphatic drainage massage can have a profound effect on your general health as it can:
- Boosts weight loss by improving elimination of waste
- Reduces water retention
- Helps your body fight infection and speed up healing and recovery from illness
- Is a popular and effective treatment for cellulite
- It is very relaxing
It can also improve complexion:
- It can reduce swelling and puffiness
- It can give you clean healthy pores
- It can speed up healing in scar tissue, so it can, for example, improve the appearance of stretch marks
Preparing for a Lymph Drainage Massage
As with any therapy, the treatment is most beneficial if you prepare and allow yourself plenty of time both before and after the treamment so that you don’t feel rushed.
You should always tell your therapist in advance about any of the following as this may affect the kind of treatment you receive:
- Have you any broken skin or sores
- Is there any possibility you might be pregnant
- Have you any medical conditions or are receiving any treatment or taking medications
- Have you recently had an injury or operation
- Are you allergic to anything, particularly skin allergies
Before any massage treatment, avoid large meals or alcohol. It’s also recommended to drink plenty of water, which will help your body to flush the toxins out of your body.
What to expect from Lymph Drainage Massage
This massage treatment takes place in a heated room as warmth is an important factor in increasing lymphatic flow and the warmth is also very relaxing.
Lymph drainage massage is given on a massage table. Your therapist will request you to disrobe to your under garment/s and you will be draped in discreetly-placed towels (your therapist will leave the room while you disrobe).
Lymph drainage massage uses very light pressure, as well as long, gentle, rhythmic strokes and soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes (the main lymph nodes are situated in the neck, armpits, and groin). Our full body lypmh drainage massage last for 1 hour and 15 mins.
Lymph drainage can leave you feeling exhausted and also leave you really thirsty, so ensure you have plenty of fresh water to hand and to acheive maximum benefit, please book this treatment on a day when you can relax afterwards.
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