The lymphatic system plays a key role in our immune system. It helps the body get rid of excess fluid in tissues and transports water, proteins, fats, and toxins to the lymph nodes. Once this “waste” has been processed and cleaned, the lymphatic fluid returns to the venous system.
A lymphatic detoxifying facial is a soothing and relaxing massage using gentle but effective brushing motions to reduce swelling in the eye and neck area and the rest of the face. The lymphatic system consists of an extensive network of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes throughout the body. Intrinsically linked to your immune system, the lymphatic network aids in the removal of waste products from body tissue.
How Does Lymphatic Massage Work?
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a precise, gentle, hands-on skin technique that accelerates your lymphatic system’s natural cleansing and healing ability. The process involves removing toxins, metabolic wastes, and excess fluid. As the name suggests, a lymphatic drainage facial drains and circulates fluid from your lymph nodes by massaging the skin. A network of vessels and organs called the lymphatic system lies underneath your skin that runs parallel to the circulatory system.
Instead of blood, it circulates a colorless fluid called lymph- that carries white blood cells (to fight infection), oxygen, and nutrients to tissues throughout the body – which bathes the tissues and drains through the lymphatic system into your bloodstream. The lymphatic system is a vital part of the immune system as it works as a sanitation system of your body by getting rid of things that your body naturally produces like excess fluids. Lymph Drainage Facial Massage is a highly beneficial treatment that will help you look and feel your best.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy for post-surgical swelling and Lymph disorders
Lymphatic massage therapy is incredibly useful for post-surgical swelling, people who have had lymph node removal or damage, and chronic lymph conditions.
Manual lymphatic massage is believed to help in the reduction of new scar tissue. By actively encouraging increased circulation to the area and clearing any system blockages, fresh blood, and oxygen flood the area and support cell regeneration. The Larrabee Center offers lymphatic facial massages, working with our patients to help support post-treatment healing.
With regular treatment, the symptoms of a congested lymphatic system can be dramatically reduced, improving the skin’s appearance.
Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage
A Manual Lymph Drainage massage of the face can be an option for those who suffer from specific ailments concerning the lymphatic system, such as lymphedema. This condition happens when lymph fluid amasses in a part of the body, leading to swelling. However, this treatment can also benefit those with facial inflammation, exhaustion, tension, headaches, or sinus troubles. Here are some of the ways that a lymphatic drainage massage for the face can help: It helps to remove toxins from the skin, decrease puffiness, enhances circulation, diminish discoloration beneath the eyes, and helps to manage breakouts. It is beneficial for the lymphatic system and the complexion.
How does it work?
A lymphatic drainage massage helps to remove any build-up of lymphatic fluid in the face. This delicate, light massage increases oxygen flow around the skin and eliminates any impurities and toxins from the lymph nodes. The esthetician uses their fingertips or the hydra facial machine to rub the face in the direction of the lymphatic flow and utilizes circular motions to activate the lymphatic vessels beneath the surface of the skin. The light pressure used works to rid the face of any extra fluid and toxins.
What To Expect Before A Lymphatic Drainage Procedure
It is essential to stay hydrated before treatment. Water will permit the detoxification process to progress more smoothly. Avoid consuming a large meal. Having a full stomach will make it harder to remove toxins from your belly and the organs in the vicinity. Also, wear loose-fitting. clothing.
What To Expect During A Lymphatic Drainage Procedure
During your lymphatic massage, one of our estheticians at The Larrabee Center in Seattle, skilled in the lymphatic system pathways will start the procedure of the painless, yet relaxing massage. The esthetician will use delicate but efficient strokes on the areas around your lymph nodes, such as near your eyes and ears, the base of your skull, jawline, chin, and neck, to promote oxygen to circulate and eliminate toxins from the lymph nodes. The facial massage will commence from the neck and work upwards to the forehead, complying with the natural direction of the lymphatic system.
What To Expect After A Lymphatic Drainage Procedure
Subsequent to having a lymphatic drainage massage, you will see a marked improvement in your skin due to increased circulation. Furthermore, it will amplify the effects of other facial treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I A Good Candidate For Lymphatic Drainage?
If you are experiencing puffiness in your face, a lack of vibrancy in your complexion, and/or irritated skin, then you may be a good candidate for a lymphatic drainage massage.
How Long Do Results Last?
The length of time the effects of a Manual Lymph Drainage massage will last vary depending on the nature of the treatment, one’s metabolism, and lifestyle.
How Much Does Lymphatic Drainage Cost?
Costs vary depending on the number of treatments needed and the extent of treatment.
Is The Lymphatic Drainage Procedure Painful?
The Lymphatic Massage is pain-free. Soft pressure is applied and increased slowly. It is typically quite relaxing and soothing.
What Are The Potential Risks And Side Effects Of Lymphatic Drainage?
Generally, Manual Lymph Drainage massage is safe. However, some pre-existing medical conditions may necessitate other therapeutic choices, like congestive heart failure, a history of thrombosis, kidney infection, or circulation difficulties.
How Many Lymphatic Drainage Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions needed varies from individual to individual, depending on what you are receiving treatment for, and your goals for treatment.
Is There Any Downtime After My Lymphatic Drainage Treatment?
The Lymphatic massage is non-invasive and requires no downtime. You may resume regular activities immediately after treatment.