The lymphatic system is a vital bodily defence against infection and disease. Lymphatic drainage massage is one of the best things you can do to help your body help itself. Lymphatic drainage is a gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products, excess water, bacteria and toxins out of the body and away from the tissues back toward the heart.
Lymphatic massage can increase the volume of lymph flow by as much as 20 times, vastly increasing the system’s ability to remove toxins and infectious materials. Studies have found lymphatic drainage massage to be a medically beneficial form of physical therapy for a range of lymphedema-related problems. However, if you’re generally healthy, self-lymphatic drainage can help you heal more quickly from a cold or shake off fatigue.