Lymphatic Drainage Movement
By Brittney Hughes
Hello my name is
Brittney Hughes, I'm a massage therapist Licensed in the state of Louisiana.
practicing for almost four years now and continue to fall in love with my job.
I work in a chiropractic office but do massage sessions on the side as well.
One of the types
of massage I've taken classes in is Lymphatic Drainage Movement. This massage technique is such a powerful
tool to use in overall healthcare. I've personally seen and felt the affects
from it .
How it works:
Our body has
hundreds of lymph nodes throughout as show by the picture above. By using the proper movements for lymphatic
flow we can actually pump out the fluid and kick start the immune system. It
usually takes about 90 minutes to work on the entire body. Constant movement is
key to flush out toxins that are stored in the body. It's very important to
drink lots of water before and after this massage. The toxins that will rapidly
release can cause dizziness, nausea, headaches and even fever.
I work with
oncology patients before, during and after their treatments to help improve
their immunity. The lymphatic system is like the garbage disposal of the body.
Everyone at one time or another can have lymphatic congestion. Also the lymphatic
system closely interacts with the endocrine system, so if you've been feeling
just tired for no reason or have loss of energy it could be lymphatic
Major effects of
circulation, improves hydration of skin: wrinkles, pimples, skin eruptions.
Breaks up (no get rid of) cellulite, absorbs undigested proteins, supports and
stimulates the immune system, restores energy, and empties waste product of
The benefits of
this massage are astounding and can help get your body back on track.
Sick and tired of being sick and tired? This
massage just might be what you need.