Many people wonder as weight loss with Lymphatic Massage. It is important to note right off the bat that there is no quick fix for weight loss. There is no magic pill or herbal remedy that will “melt away” the fat; however, there are supplements, therapies, and lifestyle changes that you can use in combination with each other to help with the weight loss process. No matter what, you will absolutely need to a healthy diet and exercise routine in order to successfully lose weight without surgery. Even with surgery, you would need to make sure you are eating right and exercising at least 30 minutes a day for the surgery to have been beneficial.
Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle way of mobilizing the fluid that helps the body’s immune system function properly. The lymphatic system removes toxins, excess fluid, and proteins from the body that aren’t needed, so adding this therapy to your weight loss regimen may help with the process in the beginning.
Muscle building is definitely not the focus of this technique. With the rhythmic stroking of lymph nodes located throughout the body, you assist the body in removing toxins and wastes that could be hindering weight loss efforts. It acts sort of like a diuretic by reducing fluid retention and wastes. Something to keep in mind is that the effects you will see in the beginning of lymphatic massage will likely be temporary. Once you lose the water weight, the only benefit lymphatic drainage massage will provide is helping the system function up to par and reduce infections. This is still a great benefit, but not a permanent technique for weight loss.
A great way to get the lymphatic system to flow smoothly is through yoga, which uses stretching and breathing exercises to help the body be more agile and flexible. The lymphatic system, while a circulatory system, does not have a built-in pump, so body movement and massage is absolutely necessary to keep the fluid flowing smoothly. This is why those with a predominantly sedentary lifestyle, even if they have a good diet, often suffer from frequent illnesses and problems with weight loss. Toxins and cell wastes build in the body and gives one a “sluggish” feeling.
Lymphatic drainage massage therapy is just another tool to use in living a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. Check with your physicians before initiating this technique if you have any underlying conditions like heart disease or immune dysfunction.