Also known as a lymphatic massage. Lymphatic drainage can help restore the lymphatic system and promote relaxation. At Seattle Skin & Laser, one of our skilled aestheticians can perform an effective lymphatic drainage massage as part of your facial to get your skin feeling restored.
What is Lymphatic Drainage?
Lymph nodes are small, bean-like glands that are located in clusters all over the body. They work to carry nutrients and waste material between tissue and the bloodstream within the body, but sometimes a blockage can occur resulting in swelling and imbalance. Lymphatic drainage promotes circulation within the lymphatic system to assist the body in removing toxins and can lead to many skin and body benefits.
Who can benefit from Lymphatic Drainage?
A lymphatic drainage massage is often part of a facial and is done with a rhythm and motion that can increase the flow of the lymphatic system, leading to many health benefits. Both those with medical needs and healthy individuals can benefit from lymphatic drainage to:
- Increase circulation to reduce puffiness around the eyes
- Improve skin quality to reduce lines and wrinkles
- Improve the immune system and increase the production of antibodies
- Assist with healing after a surgical procedure or injury to speed up the regeneration of tissue, reduce swelling, remove toxins, and minimize scarring
- Promote relaxation through massage to relieve stress and pain
What to Expect During Lymphatic Drainage Treatment:
During your lymphatic drainage, one of our aestheticians skilled in understanding the flow of the lymphatic system will begin your massage. You will be able to sit back relax during the pain-free process. Your aesthetician will use light, circular motions in the locations of your lymph nodes including near your eyes and ears, the base of your skull, under your jawline, chin, and your neck. A facial massage will begin with the neck and work up to the forehead, following the natural flow of the lymphatic system.
Results and Recovery
After receiving your lymphatic drainage massage, you will notice improved skin with the increase of circulation. The results of a lymphatic drainage can intensify the results of a facial or other treatment.