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Why Lymphatic Drainage Should Be Included in your Well-being Routine.

Quick list of the benefits of Lymphatic Drainage: - Eliminate oedemas (accumulation of liquids), swellings. - Reduce pain caused by swelling - Helps preventing cellulite - Decreases menstrual cramps and improves Premenstrual Syndrome ( PMS) - Detoxifies the body, eliminating toxins - Promotes Immunity - Improves metabolism - Improves digestion - Improves circulation - Pre & Post Cosmetic Surgery (speed up the healing process) - Lymphoedema (accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the body's tissues) - Helps the body to heal quicker from injuries, surgical trauma, chronic conditions - Releases the sympathetic nervous system, thus helping to relieve stress and anxiety - Can improve many chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, disorders associated with the head and neck (chronic sinusitis, migraines), EDS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, detoxification of the body, relief of chronic pain and help diseases that appear due to venous insufficiency

How you’ll feel after:

- Lighter

- More vibrant

- Invigorated

I first found Lymphatic drainage massage during a time of fatigue. At the time however, didn’t realise I was fatigued, it was that typical ‘running through life and not realising scenario.’ And it took my body to scream at me before I stopped to notice. And when I did, I realised I felt sluggish, frumpy and honestly quite gross inside and out! Even though I was doing my Pilates and various cardio exercise throughout the week. I started to look beyond exercise to help me feel better physically and that’s when I found Ana Trida – Brazilian nurse and Lymphatic Drainage specialist., who helped me to shift my energy in a big way. The results were immediate! Not only did I look completely refreshed and vibrant, I felt like a million bucks – and stayed that way for days!

Ana and I have recently been in touch and I asked her to tell us more about Lymphatic Drainage Massage and how it works:

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a treatment that should be part of your well-being routine, especially during seasons of high flu and virus because of its link to the immune system. The lymphatic system plays a vital role in fighting bacteria and infections, and destroying old and abnormal cells. Massage of the lymphatic system helps to drain this system and clear it off all the nasties. By doing this it improves your body's resilience by increasing the production of antibodies that fight off infections whilst also reducing the body's inflammatory action.

In addition, lymphatic drainage can improve pain levels throughout the body, and is often the treatment of choice for injuries, as it alleviates pressure on cells but helping the body remove proteins and waste products from the affected area. This allows them to heal faster, reduces swelling, encourages your body's flow and removes waste products.

The lymphatic system works as a third circulation, in addition to arterial and venous. The ‘lymph’ is the fluid that circulates through a network of lymphatic vessels and is rich in proteins, white blood cells, red blood cells and microorganisms, as well as carrying bacteria and toxins. Its appearance is viscous and yellowish. The lymph is like blood as it performs metabolic changes with the cells, and then it is collected by the vessels of the lymphatic system and returns to the Lymph nodes.

Lymph nodes are found throughout the body and are an important part of the immune system. The role of the lymph nodes is to help the body recognise and fight off germs, infections and other foreign substances.

Within the lymphatic drainage process, the nurse drains the impurities through the lymph to the lymph nodes, making you feel lighter and encouraging your lymphatic system to work harder. This process also helps you to relax as it decreases your level of cortisol (stress hormone) and increases levels of serotonin and dopamine (well-being hormones).

There are many benefits to Lymphatic Drainage Massage and it's the type of treatment you can do regularly or as you need. You can book here:

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