To fully understand this type of massage, you must first understand the lymphatic system. This system is part of the immune system and has many functions, including protecting you from illness-causing germs, absorbing digestive tract fats, removing cellular waste, and maintaining your body’s fluid levels. This network of vessels, tissues, and organs moves a watery fluid called lymph into your circulatory system.
Sometimes, excess lymph gets left between your cells and in your tissues rather than recirculated through your system. This can result in swelling and bloating, causing you to look puffy. It can feel uncomfortable or even painful. Lymphatic drainage massage can help your body remove this fluid.
Specifically, the Brazilian techniques of lymphatic drainage massage are designed to help contour the body, rather than simply drain the lymph, giving you that ultimate sculpted look. Through gentle massage, specific areas of your body are manipulated to move excess lymph to another area where you have working lymph vessels. The lymph vessels then clear out the excess fluid.
One of the key benefits of Brazilian lymphatic drainage massage is reducing water retention and bloating. The masseuse uses expert techniques to move excess lymph toward drainage points. While this removes the bloating, it also provides you with a contoured appearance, especially in your midsection. Plus, it can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Brazilian techniques apply the right pressure and rhythmic strokes to shift fluid and toxins, leaving you with smoother-looking skin.
Since this type of massage works to stimulate your entire lymphatic system, it can also remove toxins, improve digestion, and boost your overall immunity. This, in addition to reduced water retention, can help boost your metabolism and weight loss. It is also often used to improve the results and recovery of a BBL or liposuction. It can help reduce post-surgical swelling and scar tissue formation, which decreases recovery time and helps provide optimal results.
In addition to these amazing benefits, lymphatic drainage massage can also:
If you’re not already on your way out the door to get a lymphatic drainage massage, you might still be wondering if it’s the right choice for you. At what point does bloating become something you need outside help with? Much of modern-day life actually causes blockages in our lymphatic system which require some form of manual drainage.
If any of the following sound familiar, you would likely benefit from this treatment:
There’s no shame here - most modern jobs require that you sit all day! That stagnant pose can cause lymph build-up.
We’ve all been there. Whether you’re eating extra treats because of a stressful time at work, to celebrate a special event (or two), or just simply because it tastes good, that food can catch up with you. A few days of overindulgence can leave you feeling and looking bloated. Yes, a healthy diet is important, but a lymphatic drainage massage can help you get immediate relief.
Life gets busy, and sometimes it’s tough to get in enough water. Dehydration can actually make you bloated because it, in addition to electrolyte imbalances, halts digestion. Then your body tries to hold onto excess water, giving you a swollen stomach.
All of the above can contribute to being bloated, constipated, or both. Whether your diet is lacking in nutrition or finding time for exercise is impossible, the result can have a negative impact on your health and your appearance. Even if you don’t know the cause, a lymphatic drainage massage can provide much-needed relief.
Getting sculpted and contoured via massage might seem like it could hurt - no pain, no gain, right? But really, Brazilian lymphatic drainage massage is incredibly gentle and relaxing. If you’ve had a regular massage before, there are many similarities. The biggest difference you may notice is that, in addition to the standard all-over body experience, you’ll also receive some light stomach manipulation. Again, the techniques applied are gentle, so you still feel relaxed and comfortable throughout.
In fact, there should be no pain at all, unless you’re getting the treatment directly after surgery. Even then, it really just feels like touching a numb area. It’s about bringing the sensitivity back to the area and increasing blood perfusion, which might take some time to get comfortable with the movements. Still, it should never be outright painful.
You can also expect to do some breathwork during the massage. This is important for the process and helps improve your body’s natural elimination process. Since breathing helps to stimulate the lymph system, it works in tandem with the massage.
Wood therapy, a form of holistic treatment that has been used for centuries, originated in Asia and made its way to Europe and North America. Practitioners originally used rough tools to help treat pain.
However, today, modern wood therapy treatment therapists use smooth, wooden instruments in spas and beauty centers for aesthetic purposes.
This wellness technique consists of a technician using a set of wooden instruments to apply direct pressure to all parts of the body, including arms, legs, stomach, thighs and buttocks.
As these tools are glided along the “problem areas,” they help to manipulate the muscle and fat to accelerate lymphatic drainage and stimulate blood circulation. And, as your body eliminates stored toxins, it will appear more chiselled and toned.
The main benefits of wood therapy are more toned and chiselled body features, thanks to a meticulous massage that helps eliminate toxins from the body.
And did we mention there are no scalpels involved? As you begin getting regular wooden therapy sessions, you’ll likely begin to see the following benefits.
No! You may feel a tiny bit of discomfort as the massage technician applies direct pressure with their wooden tools, but that’s how you know the treatment is working.
The sensation may feel a bit unique at first because your technician is using wooden tools instead of the human hands you’re used to. However, you’ll quickly become accustomed to wooden therapy.
If you love the results of your wood therapy treatment, which we know you will, you’ll need to regularly book appointments in order to maintain your expertly-contoured features.
A monthly or twice-monthly therapy session doesn’t just help you relax and recharge, it brings you the most beautiful results that last long term.
The infrared band in the spectrum of light is the one that we perceive as heat. It makes the body sweat at lower temperatures than the ones needed for regular convection heated saunas, so people tolerate it better. Because Infrared penetrates deeper—up to three inches—it mobilizes and burns fat, which not only helps with weight loss but with detoxification as well, since many of the toxins we absorb are surrounded and trapped by fat. The skin is our largest organ, and sweat is one of the major elimination channels for toxins.Beyond the incredible relaxation effect it has on people—it has been shown that endorphin levels increase after a sauna session—it’s proven to be beneficial for musculoskeletal ailments, heavy metal detoxification, increased blood flow, and boosting the immune system’s cell activity.
Longer sessions 30 minutes or more, 2-3 times a week are also a great plan. But in general, do it as often as you can.
Better sleep, relaxation, detoxification, weight loss & calorie burning, relief from sore muscles, relief from joint pain such as arthritis, clear & tighter skin, improved circulation, appearance of cellulite, heart health, increased metabolism, toxin elimination, internal organ cleanse
1. don't drink alcohol the day before a session
2. stay hydrated!
3. make time for a cool down (5 min) post session
4. go for a quick blood pumping work out before a session