The lymphatic system consists of a network of lymph glands, vessels and lymph nodes to remove toxins from the body. Lifestyle and food style make this system very loaded at some point, in which case a lymph drainage would be of great help. Here’s what effects it has on the skin and the body in general.
Lymph drainage – What does it mean
Lymphatic drainage is a light massage, combined with mild pressure on the lymph nodes. These are located in the area of the neck, breast, abdomen, groin and knees and are key points where waste is collected to be drained in the lymphatic circulation system.
Drainage is done through skin pressure movements, which stimulate the lymphatic channel to more easily transport the lymph. Thus, drainage, together with the toxins incorporated into the adipocytes from the cellulite affected tissue, also removes part of the water, which helps to tone the skin, to improve the appearance of orange peel.
This massage is very gentle, does not have to hurt or leave bruises.
What effects does it have
According to specialists, lymphatic drainage provides a general cleansing of the body, being recommended in detoxification and slimming regimens.
Helps reduce circumference, combat water retention and heavy legs, increases oxygenation of tissues, eliminates bloating, relieves circulatory problems, helps relaxation, improves sleep quality and even strengthens immunity. At the same time, it improves the look of the skin, making it ideal to do this summer by women who want to look good in a swimsuit
By what methods can be done
Lymphatic drainage is done by specialists, by classic massage, acupuncture and reflexology. The optimal length of such a massage is 45-50 minutes. There are also special devices that do this by radiofrequency. “They combine more skin benefits in the sense that, in addition to drainage, they stimulate collagen and elastin production, restore skin elasticity, relieve joint inflammation, accelerate skin scarring, prevent dehydration of tissues, reduce wrinkles, strengthen the skeleton, preserves tendon resistance, reduces adipocyte circumference, and much more.
EndyMed, for example, is a non-invasive procedure that leads to a deeper penetration of radiofrequency, and the results continue to occur after the end of the sessions,
Effects can be seen after 1-4 sessions.
Another method is by presoderning – it involves the wearing of a special suit that heats up, changes its volume and applies pressure on the hands, feet and abdomen.
How often do you make lymphatic drainage
Cleansing of lymph is indicated for any healthy person, woman or man, however often. Ideally, you should do at least two cures a year. A cure involves 6-10 sessions twice a week. It is recommended for people who have water retention, detoxification or slimming, for better results, as well as for those who want a healthier skin. It is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers, people with vascular disease or lymphatic system.
Essential oils and teas, great help
For better effects, use herbal oils with lymphatic stimulation in the massage. The best are rosemary, grapefruit, pine, fir, geranium oils. They should not be applied to undiluted skin but are incorporated into a vegetable oil base (a few drops added to olive oil, argan, avocado oil, etc.). At the same time, you can drink teas with detoxifying effect. According to phytopathologists, dandelion tea acts as a cleansing agent and removes residuals from the lymphatic system, the pedicle treats inflammation of the lymph nodes, and the genitals act as anti-inflammatory, stimulates the detoxification of the lymphatic system and tonifies the skin.
Three cups of tea are needed per day.