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How to Benefit from Lymphatic Massage for Weight Loss

October 19, 2020

Are you trying to lose weight in a healthy way? Lymphatic massage could help you on your weight loss journey: It is a great addition to eating healthier and exercising, by working on your lymphatic system. We show you how you can benefit from lymphatic massage to finally shred those extra kilos.

Lymphatic Massage: Detoxifying Your Body

Losing weight in a healthy way takes some time, but in the end, it is the only way to keep your weight in check in the long run. If you want to slim down, you should stay away from restricting diets and instead start eating in a healthy and balanced way so that you get all the nutrients your body needs. Further, regular exercise to archive a calorie deficit should be part of your routine. 

A lymphatic massage is an additional tool that can help you archive your body goals: It helps detoxify your body from all the toxins that could prevent your body from losing weight, cause cancer (especially breast cancer), autoimmune diseases, joint pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, and mental health problems. 

If your scale simply doesn’t want to go down, even though you follow a healthy diet and work out regularly, a stagnant lymph system might be the cause. Regular manual lymphatic drainage massage could help reactive it.

Manual lymphatic drainage releases built-up toxins in your body and activates energy and blood flow to fat cells. In fact, the light pressure and rhythmic movements can improve lymph flow by as much as 20 times. Your body can naturally dispose of lymph fluid by redirecting it to unblocked lymph nodes. 

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Lymphatic Massage and Weight Loss

Especially if you cannot exercise regularly, lymph drainage massage can be helpful to slim down. It decreases swelling and bloating of the body by releasing fluid. A lot of the weight your body carries might be due to excessive waste, without you even knowing. Manual lymph drainage disposes of that excess water that your body retains. 

A healthy lymphatic system has a positive effect on your metabolic rate. The higher it is, the more fat can be burned by your body in a minute – even when you are resting and inactive. Lymphatic massage can prevent your metabolic rate from slowing down which helps you avoid putting on more weight. 

Further, if you are a woman and struggling with cellulite, you will be interested to hear that it can help reduce it as well. Not only can it prevent it, but it can also fight existing cellulite due to the right use of pressure and enhanced circulation.

However, as already mentioned: Lymphatic massage is not a magic pill to lose weight. It is simply a healthy addition that can support weight loss if you combine it with a healthier diet and regular exercise. 

Especially women should take advantage of lymphatic massage to reduce cellulite. Moreover, it also helps them to reduce the risk of breast cancer, as manual lymph massage can help get rid of the toxins that might cause it.

How to Know if Lymphatic Massage is Working

A lot of people notice an instant effect of lymphatic drainage because their swelling and bloating reduces. However, people who suffer from conditions like lymphoedema should continue wearing compression socks or sleeves to prevent swelling.

You might also notice, that the stiffness and pain in your joints are decreasing after a manual lymph massage. Especially if you suffer from fibromyalgia: a condition, that causes pain all over your body, including muscle stiffness, trouble sleeping, headaches, irritable-bowel-syndrome, or fatigue. 

If you want to boost your lymphatic system function and detoxify your body regularly, you should also:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Stay physically active
  • Eat enough fruit and vegetables
  • Limit your intake of processed foods

One session of lymphatic massage is not enough and for the best effect, it should be performed regularly. Professionally generally recommend around 10-12 sessions to fully cleanse and boost your lymph system.

In conclusion, you see that lymphatic drainage massage is not enough if you want to shred that extra-weight. However, it supports your healthy weight loss program and has lots of benefits for your well-being. 

It is also a great way to help you relax, just like any massage. At RLAX we offer many massage styles, just like Thai massage, Jap Sen Massage, Aromatherapy oil massage, and many more. You don’t even have to leave your house to receive it:

RLAX delivers massage on demand straight to your home, condo, hotel, or office. We only work with the best massage therapists, that can assure you of a pleasant and relaxing experience. Try it yourself and book your first appointment with our friendly staff at RLAX.

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Karin

"Karin is a writer and content creator with profound knowledge of the digital world. After travelling the world for years she found her new home in Thailand. She enjoys writing about health, fitness and wellness."