Beat the bloat
If you love having a massage, book yourself in for a lymphatic drainage treatment. It helps to reduce water retention and the effects can keep working for 24 to 48 hours afterwards.
“Manual lymphatic drainage is excellent for easing chronic inflammatory conditions as it removes excess fluid and toxins from the tissues,” explains massage therapist Gwen Davies.
The treatment involves being gently massaged for up to 75 minutes, while lying down. You may need to remove your clothes down to your underwear, as the lymphatic vessels are superficial and any compression can hinder the movement of the fluid.