Lymphatic massage uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph and reduce toxins in your body.
The lymph system is part of your body’s immune system and helps fight infection. Lymph itself is clear, slightly yellow fluid that transports nutrients and oxygen to cells, collecting toxins on the way and then flushing them out through the lymph nodes.
Lymphatic massage can have a beneficial effect on your general health. It can reduce the chance of you suffering from colds and viruses, and speeds up recovery time from illness.
It helps to reduce water retention-if for example you sit for a long time without moving, the lymph can’t flow easily- this is why you may experience swollen feet or fingers.
It can also boost weight loss, as improving the lymphatic system will improve your metabolic rate, which helps you burn calories more easily.