What Is Lymphatic Drainage and How Can It Benefit Your Body?

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If you’ve scrolled through our Instagram feed and seen our posts about our premium body treatments, you may have seen the term ‘lymphatic drainage’ promoted as a key benefit for healthy skin and body. Most people only need to pay attention to their lymphatic systems when the body is struggling to fight disease or battle a health condition. However, stimulating lymphatic drainage is not only good for your wellbeing, but it also has cosmetic benefits that are very desirable for the average, healthy person.

What Does Our Lymphatic System Do?

The lymphatic system is a network of delicate vessels and nodes in our body that drain and filter excess fluid from our blood vessels. The lymphatic system is crucial for supporting our immune system, producing white blood cells and providing a layer of protection from disease and harmful bacteria. Unlike our cardiovascular system which uses the heart to pump blood through our veins, the lymphatic system relies on muscle movement and contractions to push fluids around the body. When affected by a health condition or infection, our lymphatic system can be impaired and can result in swelling and disease.

How You Can Maintain Your Lymphatic System

A combination of factors can cause our lymphatic systems to slow down and become stagnant. These can be: - a poor diet - lack of exercise - dehydration - lymph infections - illness Thankfully, it’s possible to get your lymphatic system moving again by making some lifestyle changes such as drinking plenty of water, going to the gym, and upping your intake of essential nutrients through diet or supplements. However, manual lymphatic drainage techniques (MLD) should not be overlooked when it comes to supporting your lymphatic system to function as it should.

What Are the Health Benefits for Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

Manual lymphatic drainage techniques manipulate the skin and muscle to gently pump fluid along the lymph vessels to the lymph nodes. Massage, dry brushing and gentle stretching of the skin are all manual techniques used to help the lymphatic system. The overall health benefits of MLD support the lymphatic system to carry out vital functions for the body. These benefits include: - Regulating fluid levels in the body - Filtering harmful bacteria and toxins - Absorbing fats from our diets - Improving circulation - Increasing immunity - Improving metabolic rate You should always consult your doctor before performing at-home manual lymphatic drainage massage or other techniques if you have severe, persistent swelling, lymphedema or other untreated illnesses.

What Are the Cosmetic Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

Manual lymphatic drainage is largely growing in popularity due to its widely reported cosmetic benefits. Recently we’ve seen an increased use of at-home lymphatic drainage techniques like the facial gua sha technique and dry brushing. The cosmetic benefits from lymphatic massage include: - minimising swelling and puffiness - improving skin texture - reducing the appearance of cellulite - speeding up our skin’s healing process - brightening the complexion - toning and tightening

What Treatments Do We Offer for Lymphatic Drainage?

There's no doubt that at-home treatments like the gua sha can produce effective results. Here at CBB Blvd, we offer some of Australia’s best treatments for assisting lymphatic drainage and providing a myriad of other benefits for your skin, body and health. Here are our top treatments that manually stimulate the lymphatic system to get you results:

Slimming Anti Cellulite Treatment

- Combines heat, suction and galvanic infusion to instantly slim and tone the body - Assists the lymphatic system to reduce the appearance of cellulite

Slimyonik Air Styler

- A half bodysuit that uses various programs of pressure to stimulate the lymphatic system from the toes to above the abdomen - The Bodystyler’s 24 separate air chambers overlap so that fluid is effectively mobilised and eliminated

LPG Endermologie

- Uses a device featuring motorised rollers and suction chambers to stimulate the lymphatic system and initiate cellular renewal process - Slims and firms the body, tones and boosts the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid to rejuvenate the face With no downtime, pain or aftercare required, you will love the immediate cosmetic results and health benefits from these treatments.

Book the Best Available Treatments for Lymphatic Drainage at CBB Blvd

You can try any of our treatments to help you achieve several physiological and cosmetic benefits from stimulating your lymphatic system. To access the very best of manual lymphatic drainage techniques with the latest technology, call us to find out more or book your first treatment today.