Lymph Massage - How to

When you're in the shower,

covered in coffee scrub,

tapping your feet, 

waiting for all that goodness to absorb into your skin - we've got the best idea for you!

Why yes, Lymphatic massage! ..also known as lymphatic drainage massage, is a gentle massage technique that aims to stimulate the  flow of lymphatic fluid in the body. And we're going to talk about how its done and how you can imcorporate this into your waiting time.

Another benefit which will make your body thank you!

It can help reduce swelling, promote detoxification, boost immune function, and improve overall well-being. Here's a simple guide on how to perform a lymphatic massage at home:

  1. Apply gentle pressure: Start by using very light pressure during the massage. The goal is to stimulate the lymphatic system without causing discomfort.

  2. Begin at the neck: Start the massage by gently massaging the lymph nodes in the neck area. Use circular motions with your fingertips, moving from the base of the neck upward toward the jawline.

  3. Move to the armpits: Proceed to the armpits, as they contain a cluster of lymph nodes. Again, use gentle circular motions with your fingertips to stimulate the lymphatic flow.

  4. Focus on the limbs: Massage the arms and legs using long, sweeping motions in the direction of the heart. Start at the extremities (hands and feet) and work your way up, applying light pressure as you go.

  5. Use gentle strokes: When performing the massage, use light, rhythmic strokes rather than deep pressure. Imagine that you are gently pushing the lymph fluid through the lymphatic vessels.

  6. Follow the natural flow: Always massage in the direction of lymphatic flow, which is towards the heart. This helps facilitate the movement of lymphatic fluid and prevents congestion.

  7. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water before and after the massage to support lymphatic circulation and aid in detoxification.

  8. You can also do this after the shower too: 
    1. Prepare a comfortable space: Find a quiet and relaxing area where you can lie down comfortably. You may want to use a massage table, yoga mat, or soft surface to lie on.

It's important to note that if you have any underlying medical conditions or concerns, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional or a licensed massage therapist before attempting a lymphatic massage at home. They can provide guidance tailored to your specific needs and ensure the technique is appropriate for you.

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