Monday, April 18, 2011

Lymphatic Drainage massage- A relaxing expierence

On the weekend I took myself off for a Lymphatic Drainage massage to a therapist which I have had other massages before but not this. Lymphatic Drainage Massage has always intrigued me, in my mind I thought it was a hard massage getting the fluid moving around your body yet I was in for something completely different. 

It was explained to me that we picked areas which I was in need of the extra help which was my face, neck, chest and tummy, but let me explain about how the lymphatic system works before I get in to more details. 

The Lymphatic system is like the garbage express highway of your body, it is connected throughout your whole body and the largest lymph glands being where you sweat more.There are so many glands in your face which without proper drainage leads to additional congestion which is something I am constantly struggling with! Grrr...

The lymph nodes which form part of the bodys defense system remove microorganisms and other foreign substances. They act as a filtration system that keeps particulate matter, such as bacteria, from entering the bloodstream.Stimulating the lymphatic system through manual lymphatic drainage will activate all of the above functions as well as encourage fluid circulation and cell regeneration. Both actions promote detoxification, facilitate healing and support the immune system (view the rest of the article here).

The massage itself is done with the very softest touch as it is not trying to work the muslces but instead the fluid which sits on top of where the glands are.

The massage went for a hour and after the session ended my therapist said it was successful but that it took a while for my lymphatic system to respond (now how the hell did she know that) apparently as the body starts to respond and fluid begins to move about you become really thirsty as the fluid is being drawn from your mouth so you start to swallow... a lot...

The massage starts on my chest and my therapist works her way up my neck and face and scalp then to my belly and the glands which are on either side of your groin (well more like, think of where you think your ovaries are and then out a little more to each side) and then works her way up my abdomen.

Now that I think back, gosh I was as thirsty as someone going for a stroll in the desert... This is completley normal and very healthy. 

This is a treatment which I will have again as the benefits to my (very often) sluggish immune system as we approach Winter and the cold and flu system, by giving my immune system a boost I know it will help me cruise through this year. 

A treatment which can ward off cold and flus and minimise congestion on my skin not to mention get my gut moving AND relax me at the same time??

I like the sound of that!

Have you ever tried Lymphatic massage? What did you think?

miss chew



  1. Wow this sounds fantastic, I'll definitely get one of these type massages in the future :)

  2. That sounds great! I've always wanted to try it but wasn't sure what it was all about.

    Thanks for the review!

  3. My mother always warned me about my Lymphatic system!

    this sounds amazing!! where did you go? was it expensive? xx

  4. Oooh I had one back in November while at a health retreat in QLD...

    It was great experience and I was thirsty like crazy!! I was upset when I was hit with an instant headache though and felt like C.R.A.P... But then the next day I was bouncing off the walls! I would have one again for sure.

  5. I do this every day and night. It a must!!


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miss chew

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