SHOULD I TRY IT: IS LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE ALL HYPE?

  • The lymphatic system helps move cellular waste out of your tissues and into your bloodstream as well as supports your immune system
  • Keeping your lymph flowing requires manual labor — aka exercise — which is why the system can sometimes experience blockages and build-up
  • Lymphatic drainage massage can help get things moving again, reducing puffiness and inflammation, and overall helping increase your feelings of wellness
  • Seek treatment either from a certified professional or learn techniques to try an at-home lymphatic drainage massage yourself
  • Reduce swelling and puffiness
  • Decrease acne and skin inflammation
  • Increase circulation
  • Help with pain management
  • Support timely healing
  • Boost your overall feelings of rest and wellness

Stephanie Barnes is a freelance writer, whose work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Healthline, MindBodyGreen, and more. She’s passionate about all things mental health and wellness, technology, and binge-worthy television. December 2, 2021

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