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Lymphatic Massage

I am a qualified Lymphatic Massage Therapist as well as a Yoga Teacher and am based in Rayleigh, Essex. This blog is to provide you with a little more information about the Lymphatic system and what this specialised massage technique can do to help.

The lymphatic system has no pump, it is designed to help the circulatory system carry fluid back up to the heart. It depends on muscle contractions, diaphragmatic breathing and body movement. It is possible for your lymphatic system to become sluggish, due to inactivity, consuming the wrong foods, poor hydration, stress and following surgery.

This form of massage is designed to activate lymphatic movement to speed up the removal of waste from the body. It aids the nervous system, stimulates the immune system, and increases the flow and volume of the lymph fluid. This massage technique involves the use of gentle, rhythmic strokes and helping to pump fluid towards the direction of the lymph nodes on the body.

It’s a light massage, non-evasive, gentle and an effective therapy for lymphedema; is helpful for clearing fluid around scarring, improving stress levels, aiding chronic fatigue; IBS, weight problems, arthritis, neurological disorders, reducing pain including Fibromyalgia, it also helps with sinus congestion and improves overall wellbeing.

Lymphatic Massage has been proven to help the body remove toxins and to stimulate lymph fluid to flow again. The lymph system benefits from an active lifestyle. When this is not possible due to illness or disability, then gentle lymphatic stimulation is required. It is also beneficial as a beauty treatment as it improves the tone of the skin, helps to break down cellulite, stretch marks and tone the skin, including the face.

Lymphatic massage is not the cure, but with the additional advice available from a Lymphatic Therapist, you will notice improvement all around your body.

As with all massage there are contraindications, so it’s best to check if this type of massage is suitable for you.

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