Want to get rid of the puffiness? lymphatic massage is a great way to get rid of the swelling. If getting an in-office treatment is not an option right now, this is how to do it yourself!
Unlike your heart, the lymphatic system does not have a proper pump to push the fluids around the body. The lymph, the clear fluid that cleans arteries and tissues, relies mostly on our muscle's action to move the fluid.
Lymphatic drainage is a type of manual massage technique that stimulates the lymphatic system for it to work more quickly to the nodes. The notes are mainly located in your neck, armpits, and groin. The idea behind the massage is to remove the liquid between the cells and their residues directing them to the vessels so they are eliminated.
How to give yourself a lymphatic massage in 5 steps
The best way to give yourself a lymphatic massage is by using a brush. Start by using gentle upward strokes and circular motions on your arms, from your wrist to the shoulders.
Do the same on your legs, from ankles to bum, and then go on to massage your torso from sternum to the pubic bone.
At this point, you will feel your body energized and your skin will become pinky. Use upward options again, as if you were shaving your legs.
The goal is to move the lymph towards your heart, so the upward movements are extremely necessary, just make sure when you are massaging your torso to move towards the pubic area.
If you have done a good job, the chances are that you will need to visit the toilet, as all the liquid is supposed to be flushed.