The lymphatic system is made up of a network of capillary vessels similar to veins: the so-called lymphatic vessels. The lymph circulates within the lymphatic vessels and is a viscous fluid with a constitution similar to that of blood, differing only in that it does not contain red blood cells. Lymphatic vessels are distributed throughout the body, with the function of draining excess fluid that leaves the blood and bathes the cells, filtering it and directing it to the bloodstream. This excess fluid is responsible for swelling and cellulite.
The main function of lymphatic drainage is to drain liquids and metabolic waste and stimulate lymphatic circulation through massages. Some specialists argue that lymphatic drainage should be exclusively manual, because in this way it is possible to respect the physiology of the lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage is also great for menstrual cramps; in pregnant women it relieves pain in the legs and the sensation of heaviness; also works very well to minimize bruising; and avoid post-surgical fibrotic processes, such as plastic surgery and liposuction.
Our technique of lymphatic drainage is done manually. As the lymph nodes are located under the skin and above the muscles, massage should be done with light, rhythmic, gentle, slow, relaxing and precise pressure movements, with the fingers or hands, according to the part of the body.
In these movements, force should not be used, as this can lead to the rupture of vessels, causing bruises and which can bring some complications to the patient. This massage also has relaxing and calming effects. In this Facial and Body option your body will be drained as a whole, and at the end of this procedure you will be able to enjoy a delicious and relaxing back massage.
Lymphatic drainage is contraindicated for people diagnosed with tumors, abscesses, unidentified nodules and deep vein thrombosis.