Selena Gomez, Jen Atkin, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Hailey Bieber, have chosen this massage technique to get rid of swelling and remove toxins from the body –but how does it work?
We should never underestimate the power of massage. Apart from providing relaxation and promoting wellness, there are several health benefits we can attribute to it.
Brazilian Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Brazilian lymphatic drainage massage focuses on the stimulation of natural drainage of the lymph nodes to eliminate toxins from the body. The objective of this technique is to bring the fluid that is stuck in between the cells and in the tissue to the lymph nodes so they can be pumped out of the body.
The lymphatic system is part of our circulatory system and our immune system, it is the body’s drainage system. The lymphatic system, however, does not have a pump, so when fluid builds up, it causes swelling, tiredness, inflammation and heavy legs.
Brazilian lymphatic drainage stimulates the lymph nodes, first, from the pelvic area, the groin, under the knees, then the ankles, armpits, collar bone and finally, the thoracic duct. The stimulations are done through gentle strokes to help the lymph nodes open and close along the pathway to bring toxins out of the body or up the center to be cleaned, so the lymph can distribute the nutrients.
The main benefit of Brazilian lymphatic drainage is that it helps deliver the nutrients and dispose of the waste. Thus, a bad lymphatic system will cause acne and dull skin, to function well it needs exercise and massage. Besides, it can provide the following benefits:
- It’s a great option to speed up surgery recovery
- It improves blood circulation
- Boost the immune system and the metabolism
- It improves the elasticity of the skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite
- It helps digestion and promotes weight loss
- It can help with hormonal imbalance during menopause, PMS and pregnancy
- It helps with constipation, puffiness, and water retention
The bottom line
The experience is painless, pleasant and beneficial for your health. Of course, it is also necessary to drink water, avoid processed foods, sugar and alcohol to boost the results.
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