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The lymph drainage mas­sage strokes are thus light, slow, rhyth­mic and repet­i­tive. Fur­ther, they are di­rec­tional, that is di­rected to­wards lo­cal nodes and two main lym­phatic ducts lo­cated in the chest. In this way, the lymph drainage strokes help in mov­ing the lymph in the lymph ves­sels, en­hanc­ing their car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity and in­creas­ing the lym­pho­cytes that build the body’s im­mu­nity.

“Cir­cu­lar move­ments with in­ter­mit­tent pres­sure around lymph nodes are the key for lymph drainage mas­sage. Feather-like strokes, move­ments such as light tap­ping, and mas­sage tech­niques such as sta­tion­ary cir­cle, pump, ro­tary and scoop are used. There should only be mild stretch­ing of the skin with the fin­gers and low pres­sure move­ments as the lym­phatic net­work is just un­der­neath the sub­cu­ta­neous tis­sue,” ex­plains Dr Peetham­bar.

By virtue of the tech­nique, the fa­cial lymph drainage mas­sage helps to ease puffi­ness of the face, re­move waste/tox­ins and im­prove the im­mune sys­tem. In most cases, no oil, cream or mois­tur­izer is used for lymph drainage, though some pre­fer us­ing very lit­tle for a bit of slip. A lym­phatic drainage mas­sage— like a fa­cial mas­sage—can be done when time per­mits, though some ex­perts sug­gest opt­ing for a lym­phatic drainage in the morn­ings to ease flu­ids that may have built-up dur­ing the night, and keep­ing the fa­cial mas­sage as a bed­time rit­ual to re­lax and in­vig­o­rate the face.

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