Lymphatic Drainage Massage for Face: What Are the Benefits?
Let’s admit, a sinus pain is excruciating, but if we also have facial swelling along with it, the entire experience becomes simply unbearable. Facial swelling and puffiness can also be due to other factors like plastic surgery or an eye, mouth operation.
Painkillers and such remedy might help temporarily, but do you know this condition (swelling, puffiness, or even bags under your eyes) is indicating something else? That’s right! All these signs point towards something called a slow and lethargic lymphatic system.
What is the lymphatic system?
Lymphatic system is a crucial component of your immune system, as it removes toxic wastes and other unneeded materials from your body. If this network of tissues and organs is not functioning properly, your cells would be choked with lymph fluids, leading to facial swelling and distension. Draining this build-up gets rid of the issue, and this is where a licensed massage therapist comes into the picture.
What does a licensed massage therapist do?
A licensed massage therapist would first stimulate some points that would quickly reduce the discomfort you are facing due to pain, swelling or/and puffiness. Also known as manual lymphatic drainage massage, it eventually veers the stacked-up lymph fluid towards the lymph nodes and finally removing it from the system, thus alleviating the uneasiness. This also improves the immune system.
What is lymphatic drainage massage?
Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle massage that ultimately improves the maneuvering of lymph fluids in your body. It provides relief to those suffering from:
- Lymphedema, the swelling that happens in your arms or legs. This is most common in cancer patients receiving treatment like chemotherapy and other strong medicines.
- Other conditions
This therapy is often a part of decongestive lymphatic therapy (DLT), a kind of treatment plan that includes:
- Lymphatic drainage massage
- Compression garments
- Skin care
Experts say that lymphatic drainage massage is also a part of traditional Chinese medicine, along with acupressure and acupuncture.
When someone is experiencing discomfort or pain in the facial region due to compromised skin conditions ( rosacea and acne), sinus issues or recent eye, mouth or plastic surgery; there is usually a fair amount of swelling, puffiness, edema and inflammation. These can all lead to some degree of sensitivity or pain.
All of these symptoms point in the direction of a sluggish and stagnated lymphatic system. When lymph circulation is impaired, cellular waste builds up in and around the cells, which can cause swelling, puffiness and even bags under the eyes. These wastes can be moved out through Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
Stimulating the lymph contributes to a quicker healing response and reduces the swelling and inflammation that can ultimately help to diminish facial pain and puffiness.
How to do the massage?
It’s best to go to a professional for a massage, but you can also try it at home. This technique of drainage massage dates back to the 1930s, and has helped many since. For doing it on face, target the neck area, which is above your collar bone. That’s the point which would serve as the dustbin for the lymph fluid being drained from your face and head.
A light touch is enough to stimulate that point and through deft movements of your fingers, your pain will soon be removed.
Where to do the massage?
As mentioned above, a skilled professional or a licensed massage therapist is the best person to approach in this case. You can have an in-home massage by calling a therapist at your house, or you can also visit the Orlando Massage Clinic for this. Go for a lymphatic drainage massage in Tampa or Orlando, Florida, and you will feel like returning to that place repeatedly.
Contact Orlando Massage Clinic
In Home or In Office Massages by Jacqueline in the Greater Orlando / Central Florida area. Certified for many different massages and treatments. Specializing in Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) post surgery recovery massage.
To schedule an appointment with Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Advanced Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Jacqueline Bosco LMT, please call (813) 298-5603. We believe nothing is more important than human touch.
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