Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage – What is it?
We have lymph nodes in the body and it works like blood flow by sourcing out the good and bad nutrients so it can remove waste and toxins. It is important for the circulation system and the immune systems. With its clever process it stops harmful fluid from sitting on the tissues. So it does rely on us to eat the right things and have correct nutrients in the body and to exercise. Because it does not have its own pump like the heart that pumps blood around the body you have to keep active in order for the system to work and this is where lymphatic drainage massage can help too. So in a nutshell it is about fluid retention. Yoga can also help with the lymphatic’s and drinking lots of fluids.
So where are the lymph nodes?
The lymph nodes are spread throughout the body and are commonly found in the abdomen, arms and legs the main nodes are under the clavicle to really get rid of toxins as this is nearest the heart. The whole idea in the treatment is to promote movement like any other massage treatment but the idea is for it to support the immune system and enable the fluid so it can be drained from the lymph nodes and the water has somewhere to go. It is very gentle form of massage always working towards the heart.