Because of its potential health advantages, lymphatic drainage massage has become a popular type of massage. The lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system, is the focus of this specific approach.

Lymphatic drainage massage beneficial to the lymphatic system

The lymphatic system functions similarly to the body’s cleaning service. It is composed of tubes, nodes, and organs that work together to ensure better lymph flow, remove waste products from it, and route waste items to organs responsible for draining them out of the body. If your lymphatic system is malfunctioning, lymphatic fluid and toxins can accumulate in your tissues, putting your body at risk of developing certain diseases.

And this is where lymphatic drainage massage may help. It is a method that employs lengthy, soft, and rhythmic strokes to restore the lymphatic system’s optimal function.

What are the signs you need lymphatic drainage massage?

The following disorders may appear benign, but if you encounter any or all of them regularly, it might indicate that your body is suffering from toxin overload and that you require a lymphatic drainage massage:

  • Allergies
  • Bloating
  • Brain fog
  • Persistent tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Digestive problems
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Excessive weight
  • Susceptible to colds and flu
  • Skin problems (dry or itchy skin)
  • Swelling in the extremities – such as fingers, arms, legs, hands, or feet
  • Swelling in the chest, breast, shoulder, face, and groin
  • Feeling of heaviness

What are the conditions that can benefit from lymphatic drainage massage?

Numerous studies have found that lymphatic drainage massage is effective in the treatment of a variety of health issues, including:

  • Lymphedema Lymphedema is a persistent, debilitating disorder defined by an abnormal fluid accumulation in the soft tissues due to a lymphatic system obstruction.
  • Chronic venous insufficiencyA condition in which the veins in the legs do not function properly. It prevents blood from flowing back up to the heart from the legs, causing it to pool in the legs.
  • Rheumatoid arthritisAs the illness advances, rheumatoid arthritis patients may suffer decreased lymph flow. In addition to tissue swelling, joint pain worsens, joints lose function, and the skin changes color.
  • Fibromyalgia This illness produces cutaneous nerve irritation, skin pigmentation, and tissue edema.

What are the benefits of lymphatic drainage massage?


Improved and enhanced skin condition, particularly on the face, is one of the advantages of lymphatic drainage massage. Skin cells seem younger and more vivid when they are drenched in fluid, such as when lymph circulates.

A lymphatic drainage massage can also:

  • Heal disease, injury, or surgery effectively
  • Encourage relaxation
  • Stress relief
  • Reduce scar development
  • Removes excess water and metabolic waste from the tissue
  • Reduce swelling and fluid retention¬†

What happens during your lymphatic drainage massage session?

Before undergoing a lymphatic drainage massage, consult with your physician and ensure that you are being treated by a professional massage therapist, like Massage Rx. The massage therapist will perform a specific sequence of massage methods, such as stretching, compressing, gliding, and cupping motions.

Light rhythmic motions stimulate the lymphatic system without putting undue strain on the vessel. They allow lymph fluid to flow freely through the nodes and tissues, preventing it from becoming stuck anywhere.

How often should you have a lymphatic drainage massage done?

A specialist may prescribe lymphatic draining monthly to weekly for the best results. They may also instruct the individual to massage one to two body areas daily at home.

What to do after your lymphatic drainage massage session?

  • Take as much¬† rest as possible to allow your body to heal fast.
  • Do little, gradual actions to get your muscles moving.
  • To help with detoxification, drink plenty of water.
  • Exercise regularly to aid in the detoxification process.
  • To avoid toxin development in the body, eat a healthy, balanced diet.

Comprehensive Lymphatic Drainage Massage

If you have lymphedema or CVI and are searching for effective therapy, check out us here at Massage Rx. Our lymphatic massage therapists provide safe and effective lymphatic drainage in assisting numerous patients in efficiently managing their condition and living a better quality of life. We also do Swedish Massage and In-Home Massage in Los Angeles.

Call us now for more information on the advantages of our lymphatic drainage or to make an appointment. You may also use our online appointment request tool to make an appointment.