Lymphatic Drainage Massage at LAB Skin Clinic, Neutral Bay – Call 02 9909 3602
Lymphatic Drainage Massage at LAB Skin Clinic, Neutral Bay – call 02 9909 3602 – incorporates an advanced technique that delivers extremely effective detoxification results…
Lymphatic Drainage Massage (also called lymphatic drainage and lymph massage) is a form of very light massage that stimulates lymph flow and drainage throughout key areas of your body and it works wonderfully on the nervous system by reducing sympathetic activity and allowing para-sympathetic activity.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a gentle whole body treatment that relaxes the nervous system and aids the body’s immune system. It is highly recommended for those prone to, and recovering from, sore throats, colds, infections, on-going stress and tiredness, excess fluids, low immunity and swollen nodes. It is especially appropriate post-surgery and for the physically inactive.
LAB Skin Clinic’s remedial massage therapists are highly skilled with many years’experience and are trained to deliver advanced lymphatic drainage techniques, using light circular and/or glide movements that have a very soothing and relaxing effect.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is good for detoxification, especially after chemotherapy and/or radiation and for reducing inflammation & swelling, blue bruising, fluid retention, or oedema, pre- and post-plastic surgery and post-liposuction. It can also help with cellulite, stretch marks, scar tissue, spider veins, redness and acne.
TESTIMONIAL: “Service is 5-STAR PLUS. From the phone booking through to the finish, this was an extremely high standard, professional experience. I have had many massages over the years, but my therapist listened and took note of my ‘tensions’. Had the 1-hour massage and came out floating!! Thank you. Best value spa!” Heather Weeks, Neutral Bay
Call us on 02 9909 3602 to make an appointment for a diagnostic consultation, or click on the link below to make an appointment online.
Your Lymphatic System
Your Lymphatic system is made up of organs, ducts and nodes and is your front-line defence in the fight against infections… plus it also detoxifies your body and transports metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria and toxins out of your body.
The Lymph glands (see diagram) are connected by a broad network of vessels, which transport the lymph fluid. Muscular movement is required to move it, as there is no “Heart” to pump it.
The lymphatic system is located directly beneath the skin and can be effectively activated as part of a facial, or as a whole body treatment. When your lymphatic system is stimulated by massage, toxins are eliminated so your body works more efficiently, the immune system is boosted, and cells are supplied more readily with nutrients.
Your Lymph System Needs Assistance
The lymph system is a slow-moving, system of vessels and lymph nodes and is the body’s secondary circulatory system (next to blood). The lymph system delivers both nutrients to the cells and carries away excess water, cellular waste, bacteria, viruses and toxins.
The main function of the Lymphatic System is to produce lymphocytes, which prevents disease in the body and helps to maintain fluid balance by collecting and returning interstitial fluid to the blood; additionally, the lymphatic system absorbs lipids from the intestines and transports them to the blood.
The key to a healthy lymphatic system and drainage is keeping the liver in tip-top shape; in fact, there is a significant connection between a healthy liver and a properly functioning lymph system because 25-50% of the lymph that flows through the thoracic duct is produced by the liver. The thoracic duct is the main duct (from your neck all the way down your abdomen) in your body for the lymph system. It transports most of the lymph to the bloodstream. The lymph in the thoracic duct carries nutrients from the intestines into the bloodstream and draws lymph from both halves of the body.
If that much lymph comes from your liver and flows into the main “vessel” of the lymph system then it makes sense why a healthy liver = healthy lymph.
…When your body feels sluggish or you feel lethargic, you’re getting regular headaches, you’re not sleeping well, or if you’re recovering from a sore throat, cold, or infection, or you have on-going tiredness, excess fluid retention, low immunity and/or swollen nodes. Additionally, it is excellent for scars, stress, cellulite, stretch marks, detoxification, chronic fatigue, overweight, arthritis, neurological disorders, well-being, pregnancy and pain.
If you’re physically inactive, lymphatic drainage has been proven to be helpful in cases of muscle-related maladies and constipation.
Some Post-Massage Symptoms:
You may feel one or more of these symptoms, but do not worry because they are all perfectly normal…
- Tiredness, wanting to rest or nap
- Brain Fog
- Increased odorous urination
- Increased odorous bowel movements
- Temporary change in your body odour
- Increased sweating (maybe smelly)
- Deeper and more restful sleep
- Hunger or cravings for fats
- Sinus drainage (runny nose)
- Ear Drainage
- Body feels “light and fluffy”
- Reductions in swelling and headaches
- Shifts in congestion (from one sinus to another)
- Pressure changes in joints or areas where prior injury or trauma has occurred
- You will often feel the results for as long as a week
After Several Lymphatic Drainage Massage Sessions, Additional Common Benefits Are:
- Regeneration or youthfulness of skin tissue
- Reduction or elimination of your chronic pain
- Reduction of your skin conditions, congestion and allergies
- Weight loss with a reduction in adipose and cellulite tissue
- Reduced water retention
- Reduction of PMS symptoms
- Increased energy
- Increased metabolism
- Improved range of motion in your joints
- Stronger immune system function and illness prevention
Note: After lymph drainage massage we recommend you drink plenty of water, to help flush out toxins, and stay away from salt and alcohol, as they inhibit your body’s ability to flush out toxins. Wear light loose clothes.
Come in for a complimentary chat and tell us what your concerns are, or book a more detailed diagnostic evaluation on 02 9909 3602, or click on the link below to make an appointment.