Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage – This massage tends to be a lighter, more wavy type of technique that encourages the body to drain lymphatic fluid from an area such as a swollen ankle or a pad of cellulite. There is a rebirth of interest in lymphatic massage because it is being recommended for people after cosmetic surgery. It’s also recommended for women with swelling in the left arm after breast cancer surgery. In terms of overall health, a lymphatic massage is considered to be a way to cleanse and detoxify the body and also improve the immune system.
Sluggish lymph is a big suspect in conditions such as fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia often report that they feel their arms or legs are slightly swollen, although most don’t have a measurable swelling.
Lymph, FYI, is a urine-looking substance that is made up of used nutrients, toxins, proteins and excess water. The cells produce lymph and the body has a pretty ingenious system for whisking lymph away from cells. Eventually lymph passes through the kidneys to be filtered and excreted as waste. If your lymph isn’t moving well, the lymph can accumulate and cause pain and swelling. Lymph is also a key part of the immune system. If it isn't moving well, people may develop bacterial or fungal infections.
Lymphatic drainage massage works to move excess, stuck or sluggish lymph out of an area where you don’t want it, be it thighs, arms, tummy or feet. I like to add a seaweed or algae gel pack with lymphatic massage to boost detoxification.
Make your appointment for a Lymphatic Drainage Massage with licensed massage therapist Sue Peterson today.
For Sue's Loosen Up Massage Center in Costa Mesa, call (714) 435-0865. On-site visits also avaiable in certain cities.