AN EASY ROUTINE
Fingers of both hands are used while working movements. While different experts differ slightly in the strokes or sequence, the lymphatic drainage massage may be started by gently stroking the collar bone down towards the notch in the centre; the hands may be crossed to reduce pressure. Similarly, gentle strokes may be made downwards along the jaw bone, especially off centre as two large lymph vessels are located here. The next stroke is from behind the ears down the neck. This is followed by making a V with the index and middle fingers and placing the fingers on either side of the ears and gently bringing them down.
With one or two fingers, one could then stroke from either side of the nose outwards over the cheeks towards the ears, and outwards from the spot between the eyebrows to above them till the temples. The delicate eye area may be tapped very lightly only with the ring finger. Light strokes may be made along the length of the back of the neck, and from the base of the neck gently coming in front. The massage may be wrapped by once again lightly stroking the neck and the collar bone to ease lymph that has been stimulated by the strokes.
While the light pressure and rhythmic strokes are restful and relaxing, the movement of lymph leaves the face feeling calm and invigorated. Sip a cup of green tea or warm water with lime after the massage to linger in the bliss of the massage and gently wrap up the experience!