Okay, What Is Lymphatic Drainage?
The lymphatic system is a major part of the body's immune system. It is responsible for ridding the body of toxins through lymph fluid. When fluid is built up under the skin it can cause puffiness. Many of these vessels run just below the skin and stimulating with a massage regularly can help increase flow, helping the body to detoxify itself naturally.
Why Is Lymphatic Drainage Important?
Encouraging drainage will help your immune system and remove waste from your body. When your lymphatic system isn't working properly it can cause a buildup of fluid in your tissues. Stimulating with a massage will help visibly soften and tighten up the skin, improve circulation and regulate sinus flow. Carrying away toxins helps tone the muscles and firm the skin. Plus, it’s very relaxing when used with a Facial Oil.
So, How Can I Give Myself a Lymphatic Massage?
The good news is you don't need to see a specialist for this type of massage. A Rose Quartz Roller
or Gua Sha
is a great way to incorporate this type of practice into your current self-care regime. While Rose Quartz Rollers
are soothing and can certainly help with de-puffing and promote skin elasticity, the Gua Sha
will go deeper. It will move lymphatic fluids, release the fascia so skin can function better, and break down hardness in muscles, like in the jaw. (Particularly great if you suffer from TMJ) The best part? We've made it easy for you. Follow the 4 step massage technique included with each Gua Sha.
Both are made with Rose Quartz which naturally keeps cool, but if you want extra cooling popping your tool in the fridge will give your skin an instant wake up.