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 goes back into the venous system.
A lymphatic detoxify facial is a soothing and relaxing massage using gentle but effective brushing motions to reduce swelling in the eye and neck area, as well as the rest of the face. The lymphatic system consists of a large 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 itself suggests, lymphatic drainage facial is the process of draining and circulating 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.