The main directions of independent manual lymphodrainage massage – from the bottom up, along the lines of the lymph flow, from the legs towards the body. Your movements should be smooth, circular, hands should slide on the skin (it can be oiled or anti-cellulite).
The key techniques of lymphatic drainage massage are rolling, squeezing and lifting the muscles. Before you start to work on the tissues, they should be well warmed up – lightly stroke the skin, rub your muscles, moving your hands from the bottom up and back. Rolling muscles stimulates the metabolism in tissues, you need to finish stroking with gentle strokes. Pressing prevents the deposition of toxins and toxins – work with a thumb pad, as if twisting it into the tissue, first in one area, then move on to the other areas. The second hand pushes the muscle to the finger. Each step is completed by stroking. The most vigorous development of the muscles – effleurage, patting, chopping movements with hands. These movements should be done quickly and abruptly, working with both hands.
Lymphatic drainage massage is conveniently performed with the help of massagers – circular movements along the body can relax, rub, strengthen pressure, tapping and pressure.
Surface lymph drainage acts on nerve endings located on the surface of the skin and capillaries – it relaxes and soothes the nervous system. Deep drainage works through lymphatic vessels and larger capillaries – it is used to reduce fatty interlayers on the hips and buttocks. The essence of any lymphatic drainage massage is to overcome the blockade of the vessels and push the lymph to the lymph nodes, where it will be cleaned and from where it will return again to the blood vessels. If you combine lymph drainage massage with an anti-cellulite technique or a restorative effect, you can quickly eliminate muscle clamps.
Lymphatic drainage massage can not be performed if there are pronounced chronic edema, infectious diseases, skin diseases, tumors, propensity to thrombosis. During pregnancy and lactation, it is also better to abstain from the procedure.