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What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

In plain English, The lymphatic network—a network of vessels and organs—lies under your skin. It’s a crucial part of the immune system and works kind of like a sanitation system for our body by getting rid of 'waste' that our body naturally produces and it is what protects us from getting an infection.

Massage Tips Before your lymphatic treatment:

Please note that Lymph Drainage Therapy will metabolize certain drugs out of your system more quickly along with most types of toxins..... thus, if you are on pain medication or fresh off a surgical procedure, you may need to adjust your medications. Please discuss this with your Medical Professionals.

Arrive at your appointment well hydrated. Dehydration will severely impair your ability to detoxify and rebuild and may make you feel ill.

Plan and allow for a period of MOVEMENT immediately after your session. Your lymph collects toxins and places them into the blood stream for removal. 10 to 15 minutes of gentle movement and breathing is recommended such as a short walk before getting into your car after the session, walking your dog, or hitting the gym or a gentle yoga class is one of the most critical massage tips to follow.

What to expect during your Lymph Drainage session:

  • Your massage therapist's touch will often be very light to moderate (just enough pressure to stretch the skin) but the treatment should never elicit pain or discomfort.

  • Your therapist will concentrate on several key areas of your lymphatic system: neck, armpits, abdomen, hips. You may experience sensations on the table as lymph fluids begin to move (tingling, coolness in fingers and toes, digestive noises).

What to expect after your Lymph Drainage session:

  • Feeling your body as "light and fluffy."

  • Brain Fog.

  • Increased urination and bowel movements.

  • Deeper and more restful sleep.

  • Increased Sweat and Thirst.

  • Tiredness, wanting to rest or nap.

  • Sinus and Ear Drainage.

  • Reductions in swelling and Edema

Every person will respond to Lymph Drainage Therapy differently.

As mentioned above, It is best to gently exercise for 10 to 15 minutes immediately after your Lymph Drainage Massage session (i.e. walking) to assist your body in the removal of toxins. And water, drink lots of water.

Any questions before booking a session? Please message Francesca Greene and she will be glad to address any concerns.

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