Some trends come and go, especially in the beauty industry, but we have reason this latest facial massage treatment is here to stay.
First things first …
What is a lymphatic drainage facial?
The name may sound intimidating but it’s actually a facial that everyone can benefit from. This particular massage technique is actually not new; it’s been used since the 1930’s to help drain your lymph nodes and reduce puffy skin. Combine the special massage technique with other services performed during a typical facial and it’s become a popular service that literally everyone can benefit from, puffy skin or not.
In short, a lymphatic facial helps eliminate toxins and encourages both good health and glowing skin. It includes the cleansing, exfoliating, contouring, and hydration of the skin as well as a lymphatic facial massage.
Our aesthetician gently massages your face using a jade or rose quartz gua sha stone, in upward motions, targeting the lymph nodes to encourage drainage. A moisturizing serum prevents unnecessary friction on the skin, so even the most sensitive skin gets an immediate boost without discomfort or irritation.
If necessary, LED treatment will be used to help reduce inflammation and a mask may be used to treat other skin concerns.
This particular massage technique is actually not new; it’s been used since the 1930’s to help drain your lymph nodes and reduce puffy skin. Combine the special massage technique with other services performed during a typical facial and it’s become a popular service that literally everyone can benefit from, puffy skin or not.
Some of the benefits include:
Minimized fine lines and wrinkles
Reduced inflammation, swelling, puffiness and scar tissue
Detoxifying your skin
Evens skin tone, giving you a healthy, natural glow
But that’s not all . . .
What are lymph nodes and why do they need to be drained?
The lymphatic system is an important part of your body’s immune system that is often overlooked during healthcare maintenance.
It consists of a network of hundreds of lymph nodes, as well as vessels and tissues that help the body detoxify. Your lymph nodes, also called lymph glands, play a vital role in your body's ability to fight off infections. It also does the important job of transporting white blood cells throughout the body and removing waste and other unwanted materials.
On the face and neck, lymph nodes are concentrated around the jaw, under the chin, and down the sides and front of the neck. When the lymphatic system has become overtaxed, you experience a buildup of fluid and toxins in these nodes. The result is puffiness, dull complexion and uncomfortable pressure around the eyes. Manual drainage of these nodes speeds up detoxification, boosts the immune system, and gives skin back its healthy glow.
But, wait, the benefits are more than just skin deep
Manual lymph drainage assists the lymphatic system by providing movement while working against gravity to clear the blockages. This is especially helpful to combat allergies, sinus infections, illness, and even acne. Detoxifying also helps you feel more alert and energetic and makes your body more able to fight off those office colds before you get sick.
Let’s talk more about its benefits …
Reduces signs of fatigue
Lymphatic drainage massage has a soothing and firming effect, and helps to restore energy and vitality to your skin. Massaging helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness below the eyes, so if your face looks puffy or swollen when you wake up, lymphatic drainage will immediately help by decongesting tissues.
Lifts sagging skin
A lymphatic facial massage not only smooths facial muscles, but also fascia - the underlying structures of the face- which lifts sagging facial contours and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles.
Reduces swelling and puffiness
The massage is soothing and relaxing massage using gentle but effective brushing motions to reduce swelling in the eye and neck area, as well as the rest of the face.
Boosts your immune system
As a beneficial side effect, your immune system is also boosted. Before treatment, some patients may experience impaired lymph drainage, where, for example, flow is obstructed or simply insufficient. When flow is obstructed or too slow, lymphatic fluid (lymph) accumulates in the tissue, resulting in swelling in the affected area, and this can irritate the skin. When fluid builds up like this it can cause discomfort, puffiness and a dull complexion.
Reduces scar tissue
Manual lymphatic massage is believed to help in the reduction of new scar tissue. By actively encouraging increased circulation to the area and clearing any system blockages, fresh blood and oxygen flood the area and support cell regeneration.
When is the best time to get a lymphatic facial?
While you will see the most benefit from regular treatments, you should schedule a facial when you’re feeling under the weather or notice tell-tale signs of impaired lymphatic function. Signs to watch out for are swelling or dark circles around the eyes, puffiness around your jawline or noticeable swelling in the nodes themselves.
This facial is also an excellent choice for being proactive about your health and wellness. You’ll also enjoy immediate results and relaxation.
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