How to make lymphatic drainage at home to treat cellulite and varicose veins
Lymphatic drainage is a massage technique that involves applying different types of massage to activate the functioning of the lymphatic system. Properly performed, it allows to improve the elimination of interstitial fluid and large molecules and facilitate their evacuation.
As you can see, performing lymphatic drainage has many health benefits. First of all, it must be borne in mind that the lymphatic system has to do with the body's defenses, which can significantly improve these massages.
But it also reduces inflammation, helps eliminate excess fluid and waste substances from the body, has an analgesic effect, and reduces stress and anxiety.
As if all this were not enough, lymphatic drainage can also combat skin problems, such as cellulite or acne, and eliminate varicose veins.
Here we will tell you how to do it step by step at home.
First things first: massage oil
Before teaching you how to make a lymphatic drainage, it is very important that you can prepare a special oil. It is that this technique of massage therapy consists in performing gentle and painless massages, which have a relaxing effect.
To enhance this pleasant effect, nothing better than an oil that helps make movements softer and has a delicious aroma. You can prepare it at home in a very simple way if you have the necessary ingredients.
For every 50 grams of this oil you need:
– 50 grams of coconut oil
– 5 drops of lemon essential oil
– 3 drops of rosemary essential oil
– 8 drops of grapefruit essential oil
– 4 drops of yarrow essential oil
All you need is a bit of anticipation, since the first thing you should do is mix all the essential oils in a jar and let the preparation rest for a couple of days. This is so that they mix well and enhance their effects.
When that time has passed, add the coconut oil, shake it and let it rest for a few hours. And it's ready to be used!
Optional: if you do not have coconut oil, you can use a mixture of sesame oil and flaxseed.
Lymphatic drainage step by step
Now that you have everything you need, you can do lymphatic drainage without problems. Remember that the key is to do gentle massages, and never use force.
- Step 1: neck massage
The first thing you have to do is massage the neck. To do this, place the hands under the ears, one on each side of the neck.
Slowly, start making small circles in a clockwise direction. In total you should do three circles for 15 repetitions.
The neck is the first point of massage because there are nodes, which are essential for the lymphatic system.
- Step 2: Clavicles
In the second instance, you should place your hands on the collarbones, just between the neck and shoulders. The idea is that they remain in the gap that forms in that area. Once you have your hands well placed, press gently.
Next, stretch the fingers towards the ears. Surely you will notice that you start to relax. Repeat this step 15 times.
- Step 3: armpits
The armpits are also a zone full of lymph nodes, so it is important not to lose sight of them. First, place the right hand in the left armpit and press gently and slowly inwards, upwards. Remember to be very soft, the idea is to relax.
Make three pressures and rest. Repeat the three pressures 15 times with that armpit and change sides, to do the same 3×15 cycle.
- Step 4: English
Another important point in a lymphatic drainage are the English. In this case, you will use both hands at the same time. Place one on each side of the groin and press gently. This part of the massage is essential to reduce the accumulated fat and toxins in the internal thighs and buttocks. Press three times in different places in the groin. Then do 15 repetitions.
- Step 5: knees
Finally, you will finish the lymphatic drainage by placing your hands behind the knees where six or seven popliteal lymph nodes are located. These are very important for the circulatory system of our legs, especially to treat varicose veins.
Put your hands behind your knee right in the hole. Press, always gently, inwards and release equally slowly. Repeat the exercise 15 times.
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When you finish, you will notice a total relaxation and you will feel much lighter. It's that the lymphatic drainage has taken effect!
Important: It should be clarified that Bioguia does not give medical advice or prescribe the use of techniques as a form of treatment for physical or mental problems without the advice of a doctor, either directly or indirectly. In the case of applying for this purpose any information on this site, Bioguia does not assume responsibility for these acts. The intention of the site is only to offer information of a general nature to help in the search of development and personal growth.
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