The massage therapist using massage techniques for lymphatic systems, will perform those techniques by working with the body’s own lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for immune system regulation and fluid and waste removal.
It is what helps rid the body of any toxins that may cause illness. When the lymphatic system slows down or becomes blocked, then fluids begin to build up, causing the whole body to feel tired and heavy, making us susceptible to catching sicknesses.
Lymph massage is a type of massage which is designed to promote the healthy flow of lymph, the clear fluid which supports immune system function by flowing through the body and sequestering foreign material like viruses.
Practitioners of lymph massage believe that the massage eliminates blockages in the lymphatic system, while also helping to pull out toxins.
This type of massage is generally very gentle, but there are some serious contraindications, because massage work around the lymphatic system can make some medical conditions worse.
Therefore, it is important to talk to a your massage therapist or even your doctor before booking an appointment for lymph massage.
Lymphatic massage is an excellent treatment when used in combination with other massage techniques such as deep tissue or Swedish massage.
Since it consists of only soft, rhythmic motion, the technique can be used on even the gentlest of areas including areas of the body that are swollen. The main idea behind lymphatic massage is that when our immune system is healthy, we are also strong and healthy.
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