What is lymphatic drainage?
Lymphatic drainage is a massage that stimulates the facial lymph nodes, giving the body’s natural detox process a boost. This treatment is perfect for reducing bloating and promoting an overall sense of well-being. If you have received Kybella or CoolSculpting treatments on your neck/chin area, lymphatic drainage is especially helpful.
How does lymphatic drainage work?
This relaxing massage uses gentle, yet effective brushing motions to reduce swelling in the eye and neck area, as well as the rest of the face. The lymphatic system consists of a large network of vessels and lymph nodes throughout the body. It is intrinsically linked to your immune system, and helps in the removal of waste products from body tissue. The lymphatic system’s function is dependent on the pressure of the blood system. Because of this, your lymph nodes’ ability to eliminate toxins is dependent on the effectiveness of your circulatory system. In some cases, this can mean a slower-than-desirable detox process. This is where physical manipulation of the lymph nodes comes in to help speed up this process.
What can I expect from the treatments?
A lymphatic massage session starts with a light massage on the neck. Your provider will gently rub, stroke, tap or push the skin in directions that follow the structure of the lymphatic system. This allows the accumulated lymph fluid to drain through proper channels. Lymphatic drainage is very gentle, is not painful and does not have a stimulating effect. Each session lasts from 45 to 60 minutes, and can be performed 4-5 times per week. The number of actual treatments will be recommended by one of our licensed medical providers.
Request an appointment in Newburyport, MA
If you are interested in lymphatic drainage, schedule an appointment at RejuvaLife today. At our practice in Newburyport, we will address any questions or concerns that you have about the treatment. To get started, give us a call at (978) 225-0378 or request a consultation online. We strive to promote vitality and wellness, inside and out!