Our body accumulates toxins on the daily and produces fluids that prevent the body from natural detox. To provide a solution to this problem eliminate this problem, in Aesthetics of Change implementing lymphatic drainage. This procedure consists of a massage technique that promotes the circulation of the lymphatic system by applying pressure to the area through manual movements.

lymphatic drainage

What is the lymphatic system?

The lymphatic system is a system of vessels that run parallel to the blood vessels and carry a yellowish fluid called lymph. Lymph is a liquid composed of water and proteins that have passed from the bloodstream, fats, cell waste products and lymphocytes. Lymph seeps into the nodes (neck, groin, armpits…)  and returns to general circulation. From the blood capillaries, lymph goes out into interstitial tissue and under normal conditions 90% is reabsorbed by the same capillaries and the rest, 10%, is eliminated through the lymphatic system.When the lymphatic system becomes congested, the nodes cannot purify the lymph and edema or swelling occurs. Lymphatic drainage is recommended in many similar cases to improve blood flow and promote the elimination of toxins.

When should you consider lymphatic drainage?

  • When edema occurs after surgery.
  • For people who are in absolute rest 
  • During pregnancy.
  • People with poor circulation who suffer from varicose veins.
  • People who suffer from fluid retention.
  • During menstrual cycle.
  • Swollen body parts. 
  • Edema caused by kidney or liver problems.
  • To drain the body in cases of stress.

What are the benefits of lymphatic drainage?

  • Eliminates toxins.
  • Regulates the body’s fluids.
  • Accelerates circulation.
  • Controls the regulation of blood pressure.
  • Improved renal functioning.

What people qualify for lymphatic drainage?

This type of massage should be performed by a professional who knows these techniques. Remember that it is not indicated if you have:

  • Acute infections and inflammations.
  • Thrombophlebitis and heart failure problems.
  • Hyperthyroidism.
  • Chronic hypotension.
  • Acute phase cancer.
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