What is the lymphatic system?
So, our lymphatic system is actually part of the body’s immune system. It contains a network of organs and tissues that helps get rid of toxins, waste, bacteria and viruses in our body. Also, our lymphatic system transports our white blood cells in a fluid called the lymph to areas of our body that help tight infection.
Hence, when there’s a blockage, infection or disease that we catch, it may obstruct our lymphatic system’s ability to transport the lymph. When that happens, the lymph fluid accumulates and causes swelling and puffiness.
When there is a build-up of lymph fluid, our body is at a higher risk of catching an infection, skin damage and we tend to bruise easily. Technically, the lymphatic system is the first line of defense against diseases - Bet you didn’t think our lymphatic system was all that important, huh?
This is when it’s time to drain the lymph with a lymphatic drainage treatment!
What is a lymphatic drainage treatment all about?
A lymphatic drainage treatment is a form of massage that uses manual techniques to stimulate the flow of our lymph fluids through the tissue and lymph nodes.
This treatment should always be done by a professionally trained massage therapist. The therapist would employ a range of light movements without the use of a massage oil or lotion, in the direction of a certain pressure, direction, rhythm and sequence.
How is the lymphatic drainage treatment done?
There are two ways lymphatic drainage treatments are usually done:
• Clearing - This process releases the lymphatic fluid in your tissues
• Reabsorption - This process moves the lymphatic fluid to you lymph nodes
Why do you need lymphatic drainage treatment?
Here are some added medical benefits:
• Relieves pain
On the other hand, lymphatic drainage massage treatments are also offered in spas and body contouring centers like Curvena!
Here are its cosmetic benefits:
Technically, lymphatic drainage treatments were designed to relieve lymphedema. However, while this non-invasive treatment is considered safe, there are some conditions and circumstances where the treatment is not recommended for those with:
Is it safe?
• Congestive heart failure
• Skin infections
• Renal dysfunction
• Blood clot risks
• Varicose veins
• Hypersensitive skin
It is advised that you talk to your healthcare provider if you’re concerned that your physical health may be affected by the lymphatic drainage treatment.
What can you expect from a lymphatic drainage massage?A lymphatic drainage massage usually lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Although the name carries the term of a massage, it involves more stretching of the skin and lighter pressure compared to a traditional Swedish massage or even a deep tissue massage.
Although it may be painful for some people, most massage therapists work with you to minimize your pain and discomfort. Different practitioners may be certified to perform the procedure, and they are:
• Physical therapists
• Occupational therapists
• Massage therapists
Additionally, the benefits of the lymphatic drainage massage usually lasts for up to six hours. The regularity of getting the message depends on the purpose you’re getting it.
What lymphatic drainage massage does Curvena offer?
The Magneto Fork Lymphatic Drainage Massage
What does it do?
How does it help?
• Boosts the immune system
• Expands and eases clogged capillaries
• Breaks down stubborn fat tissue
• Reduces cellulite
• Drains excess water weight
What are its steps?
1. A blend of lemongrass oil, jojoba oil and ginger essential oil is applied on your body to stimulate and prep the skin before the lymphatic drainage massage. It is to detoxify the body and facilitate the elimination of toxins while it boosts digestion with anti-microbial properties.
2 . Then, the Magneto Fork is used on your skin as a tool during the message. It drains and strengthens the lymphatic system while it reduces swelling of the area due to water weight. That therapeutic session will then aid in elevating and re-energizing your body.