Massage is incredibly important for our overall wellbeing. The earliest accounts of massage were recorded as far as 3,000 years ago with the Chinese and Egyptians using it as a healing method.
To this day, massage is still a great way to relax, unwind and heal the body. There are many different types of massage ranging from relaxation, reflexology to more vigorous methods such as deep tissue and lymphatic drainage.
The immediate benefits of massage include relaxation, release of endorphins and loosening of tight muscles. Massage promotes blood circulation that is important to your overall wellbeing. Good circulation ensures nutrients and oxygen are efficiently passed through your body and waste and toxins are effectively removed.
Another important benefit of massage is lymph movement. The lymphatic system is at the frontline of our body’s defence system. It is a slow-moving system of vessels and lymph nodes that is supplementary to blood circulation. The lymph system ensures that infections, wastes and toxins are kept out and nutrients are passed through our body.
Lymphatic massage is a great way to nourish and relax the nervous system, giving your hard-working lymph nodes a much-needed break.
In winter, when we are more prone to colds and flus it’s particularly beneficial to have regular lymphatic massages to drain the glands and keep your immune system strong.
Other benefits of lymphatic drainage include reduction of pain by decreasing swelling, easing high blood pressure, improving bowel movements and breathing.
During the lymphatic drainage massage, the lymph nodes in your neck, armpit and groin are massaged in light, circular, pumping movements to stimulate the system. Puffy and swollen tissues are drained to help get your body back on track with its natural detoxification process.
Lymphatic drainage is perfect for those who are looking to detox, restart their body’s immune system or want to keep colds and flus away in winter.