Most people think that the act of massage is mainly to relieve muscle tension and to assist in relaxing the body and lowering stress levels. However, Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a treatment that uses the same methods as an ordinary massage but to completely different ends, and the focus is definitely not on the client’s muscles. We previously touched on Lymphatic Drainage Massage earlier on this year when we reviewed it and another type of alternative massage but we thought we would go more in depth about the treatment so that you can see for yourself the ins and out and the benefits of having it done. So what exactly is Lymphatic Drainage Massage and where can you try out the treatment for yourself?
Unlike the ordinary holistic muscles massages that you might be used to, Lymphatic Drainage Massage is purely focused on toxins and stress in the lymph system. The lymph system is a system of vessels in the body, just like the veins that carry your blood, that carry toxins, bacteria, virtues and cell wastage from the body towards the heart. It is a crucial system that helps the body to function and is the core structure of our immune system. It can however, become blocked and irritated by stress on the body, such as illness, and so care needs to be taken to rectify this and restore its natural balance. Lymphatic Drainage Massage helps to unblock the system and encourages the toxins to drain out. A knowledgeable therapist will be aware of where the key lymph points are and will massage them in a rhythmic and circular motion to stimulate their activity.
The benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage are various and the treatment can contribute to a greater feeling of wellbeing and balance in the body. Most people seek this treatment after they have had surgery and might be suffering from excessive and prolonged swelling due to a build up of toxins, the drainage massage removes these and can speed up the recovery process for the client. It is also great for people who suffer from immune disorders and need the occasional help along the way to get their body to be at its most alert. However, a great deal of people use Lymphatic Drainage Massage as a detoxing tool to help the body de-stress from the inside out and to assist with toxin build up beauty issues like cellulite and excess fat storage.
As a form of physical therapy and massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage is offered at a variety of different types of establishments and so you should choose where to get your treatment done accordingly. The Osteopathic clinic Embody Health in Holburn is the place to head for the treatment if you have any medical issues or health concerns that need to be taken into consideration. They might also advise you on some alternative therapies to help with your ailment such as Pilates or acupuncture. However, if your need for the treatment is purely from a stress relieving point of view then the Perea Clinic, who specialize in muscle tension relieving, are good for the treatment. For a more detox-focused session, London Tanning and Beauty in Knightsbridge offers the service ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes in length so that you can tailor your treatment to your exact needs. Their main focus for the treatment in terms of results is a cosmetic one and they will know the right lymph drainage points to massage to solve your cellulite and weight retention issues.
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