Lymphatic Drainage: What is it, and how does it help you stay well?
So you may be wondering, what the heck is lymph? Lymph is “a colorless fluid containing white blood cells, which bathes the tissues and drains through the lymphatic system into the bloodstream.”
The lymphatic system serves 3 main purposes:
- It maintains the balance of fluid between the blood and tissues, known as fluid homeostasis.
- It forms part of the body’s immune system and helps defend against bacteria and other intruders.
- It facilitates the absorption of fats and fat-soluble nutrients in the digestive system.
Unlike the circulatory system which has a pump (your heart) to move throughout the body, lymph is moved through contractions of the muscles and joint pumps.
Lymphatic drainage is a therapeutic massage treatment technique that uses rhythmic, long and gentle strokes to move the lymph through the body in order to reduce the collection of toxins.
Who can benefit from a lymphatic drainage treatment?
Here at European Day Spa, we highly recommend incorporating a lymphatic drainage massage as a regular part of your wellness routine, particularly for those who experience the following:
- Digestive problems
- Skin disorders
The techniques used in a lymphatic massage can alleviate many symptoms of these health issues, but it is highly recommended you consult with your physician if you are interested in pursuing this type of treatment.
If you can’t get out to seek a professional massage therapist, here’s how you can help yourself!
Given the current state of the world with the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing and meticulous handwashing are essential practices to minimize the spread. If you are unable to seek a professional massage therapist for lymphatic drainage at this time, here are a few DIY tips.
In essence, if you are interested in not only feeling good but also feeling well, here at European Day Spa, we can provide a lymphatic drainage service that will benefit both your health and your overall well being. To make an appointment, give us a call or shoot us an email!
European Day Spa of Fredericksburg
Phone: 830-997-5267 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by: Emily H. Grove