What is the Lymphatic System?
The lymphatic system is the secondary circulatory system in the human body comprising of a network of conduits called lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph.
Closely connected with the blood and circulatory system, the lymphatic system is an extensive drainage system that returns water and proteins from various tissues back to the bloodstream and it filters out micro-organisms (such as bacteria) and foreign substances such as toxins. By increasing circulation through lymphatic massage, the body is given a chance to detox and clears and rids itself of unwanted toxins and waste more efficiently. This in turn increases vitality and has significant changes in toning the body.
How does this treatment work?
Lymphatic Drainage is an extra gentle treatment that stimulates the body's lymphatic system, improving the metabolism by transporting nutrients to cells and helping the body to eliminate waste and toxins, clearing blockages and providing a boost to the immune system.
This treatment uses very light pressure combined with soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes. The process can take anywhere from 30 minutes with the therapist, concentrating on a localized area, or up to between 1 hour 30 mins to 2 hours when working on the whole body.
What are the effects?
Lymphatic drainage massage assists and boosts the immune system, thereby helping the body ward off illness. The treatment can facilitate a general feelings of health and vitality. It also has a positive physical effect, improving the appearance of the skin and reducing puffiness caused by water retention, poor circulation or pregnancy. It can help with pain from fractures and sprains and rheumatism, and it promotes the body’s own healing mechanisms. Lymphatic drainage massage is a surprisingly powerful treatment, considering it's gentleness and if used on a regular basis or as a course of treatments to improve a particular condition, it is very beneficial.
Who is this treatment good for?
Lymphatic Drainage is an excellent treatment for anyone with any metabolism concerns, from cellulite to weight loss, poor circulation, water retention and pregnancy and achy body. As it is fantastic for boosting immunity, it is great especially if you have viral colds, flu and low immunity, encouraging the body to get rid of bacteria and toxins. This treatment also has a very relaxing effect on the body's parasympathetic nervous system due to it's gentle, rhythmic nature and is an effective stress buster.
Some of the conditions that can be treated with Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Migraines & Headaches
Rejuvenating face treatment
Full Body treatment
K1hr 30 mins £85
30 mins £40