Our Lymphatic Drainage Massage gently mimics the movement of lymph vessels. Movements are repeated at the same slow rate as peripheral lymph vessels, at 6 to 10 contractions per minute. Lymph massage therapists use a light touch, less than nine ounces per square inch, to target the rich bed of lymph capillaries immediately below the skin. The pumping action of the massage causes small capillaries to open and close, enhancing reabsorption of fluid from the tissues back into the lymphatic vessels. This technique helps remove toxins, reducing fluid retention, and decongests all lymphatic pathways. The repetitive and soothing movements also stimulate pain-inhibitory reflexes.
The Lymphatic Drainage Massage’s benefits include: enhancing immune function, increasing tissue metabolism, improving distribution of nutrition to the tissues, detoxifying, establishing fluid balance, pain reduction, and inducing a deep relaxation.