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Lymphatic Drainage: Why Should You Care?

What is Lymphatic Drainage and why should you care?


Lymphatic drainage and properly draining your lymphatic system relieves swelling and helps to prevent illness. Most commonly, you'll hear the term, "lymphatic drainage massage". This practice refers to any type of massage that helps to drain your lymphatic system. It's also what I'll be focusing on in this post.


There are other ways to train your lymphatic system, but some of the alternatives can be more costly and take more time. Examples of alternatives are using a vibrating plate (sold on Amazon) or lymph drainage tonics.


What are the Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage?

  1. Relives Swelling

  2. Helps to Prevent Illness

  3. Supports Relaxation

  4. Relieves Stress

  5. Removes Excess Water and Metabolic Waste

  6. Reduces Fluid Retention

  7. Improves Skin Quality

  8. Boosts the Body's Natural Healing Responses


What are Signs I Need to Drain My Lymphatic System?

  1. Allergies

  2. Bloating

  3. Brain Fog

  4. Constipation

  5. Depression

  6. Digestive Problems

  7. Persistent Tiredness

  8. Swollen Lymph Nodes

What is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

A type of self-massage that promotes drainage of the lymphatic system. It helps your body to naturally release fulid build-up and allows the system to drain itself. Medical News Today has a great article with a full drainage massage technique here. Please be mindful that I am not a doctor and if you have medical concerns to contact your doctor before performing any new techniques.