The power of the lymph
Lymphatic drainage massage consists of long, gentle, rhythmic strokes and a pumping motion in the direction of the lymph nodes. The central lymph nodes are in the neck, armpits and groin area. Lymphatic drainage massage often takes place in a warm room, as warmth is a key factor in achieving optimal lymphatic flow.
While lymphatic massage is very relaxing, it can also leave your body feeling exhausted, so it’s a good idea to have the massage done on a day when you can rest.
There a quite a few things that lymphatic drainage massage can assist with. They include:
- Water retention
- Swelling in the body
- Recovery from surgery
- Digestive issues