Lymphatic drainage massage uses gentle, repetitive strokes to facilitate the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of your body's immune system which can become sluggish due to our modern sedentary lifestyles. Encouraging the flow of the lymphatic system can increase immunity and help fight off colds and minor infections, as well as reducing water retention.
Ideally a lymphatic drainage massage should be carried out in a warm room. During the treatment, your therapist will use light, repetitive strokes to help lymphatic fluids drain in specific flows. The therapist will work their way up from your feet using a gentle pressure akin to pushing a coin along a table. They may also use soft, pumping motions in the direction of the main lymph nodes in the neck, armpits and groin.