Get glowing skin, tone up, and reduce inflammation, boost your immunity, improve digestion, clear congestion, and reduce stress in the body.
When you get a lymphatic massage, you are working the fluid layer that removes excess stagnant toxins in your tissues that may be making you feel unwell, lethargic, heavy, achy, bloated, slow to heal, and prone to common colds and illness.
The lymphatic system plays an important role of keeping the immune system functioning. Adverse lifestyle choices, stress, toxins, pathogens, pregnancy, surgeries and medications compromise the immune system. A sluggish lymphatic system can lead to major imbalance and a diseased state.
During a manual lymph drainage massage a therapist will gently massage you from your feet to your head as your lymphatic system runs throughout your body.
It is unfortunate that many western massage therapists overlook the stomach. When you massage your stomach, you can increase the movement of your vital organs and improve your digestion. Many of us store stress in our abdomens. Lymphatic massage around your colon can also reduce belly fat and increase energy.
Symptoms that your lymph may not be functioning optimally:
• Rings get tight on fingers
• Soreness and/or stiffness in the morning on rising
• Feeling tired
• Bloating / Holding on to water
• Itchy skin
• Weight gain and extra belly fat
• Swollen glands
• Low immunity
• Brain fog
• Breast swelling or soreness with each cycle
• Dry skin
• Mild rash or acne
• Mild headaches
• Elevated histamine and irritation due to common environmental allergens
• Occasional constipation, diarrhea, and/or mucus in the stool
Benefits of lymph massage:
- Improve Digestion
- Reduce bloating
- Boost metabolism
- Circulate virus fighting white blood cells
- Remove excess built up toxins from your tissues
- Boost your Immune system
- Improve skin conditions
- Increase energy
- Reduce brain fog
- Improve appearance of cellulite if performed a regular basis
- Clear ear congestion
- Reduce headaches
- Speed up recovery from injury and wounds
Lymphatic drainage can benefit these issues:
- Skin disorders, such as acne, rosacea, eczema
- Metabolic problems, including fatigue, sleep disorders, chronic pain and stress
- Gastrointestinal issues, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), celiac and Crohn’s disease and constipation
- Rheumatology disorders, like arthritis and osteoporosis, and Fibromyalgia
- Neurologic problems such as migraines and vertigo
- Respiratory congestion, sinus
Tips for Lymphatic System support: Deep breathing- Deep diaphragmatic breathing stimulates the largest lymphatic vessel in your body- the thoracic duct- which brings the fluid from the lower half of your body up towards your heart. I recommend watching how Wim Hoff does it. Not only will this benefit your lymphatic system it will increase your immunity and calm your mind if you make it a regular practice. Hydrate - Try warm lemon water Exercise- Some of the best forms include rebounding on a trampoline, biking, swimming, dancing, yoga (especially inversions and twists) and walking. Get adequate sleep- The Glymphatic system in your brain works with your CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) to clear out plaque when you’re asleep. Infrared saunas and ozone pods will help decrease inflammation and sweating will help flush toxins from the surface of your skin. Dry-brushing- before you shower, at least 3 times a week, is a simple and affordable way to increase lymphatic circulation, improve appearance of cellulite and increase your energy. Use clean non-toxic skin care and home products - This is essential! Some hormone imbalances can be attributed to the hidden chemicals in products. Your lymph system picks up excess hormones that are too big to get absorbed by blood vessels. Stop stressing - It wreaks havoc on your digestion, your mind, your heart, your soul and your lymph. Eat a clean, healthy diet- avoid processed foods, sugar, alcohol, tobacco, dairy, gluten and salt as much as you can. Incorporate anti-inflammatory herbs when you cook and eat more organic vegetables and fruits. Find Joy- when we nurture ourselves and find simple ways to experience joy, we increase our health and spread love and happiness to others.
I offer full body lymph drainage massages to assist with lymph drainage and circulation issues. Call or WhatsApp on 065 924 7332 to book your massage.
I was suffering with severe pain and swelling of my left ankle for more than a year. Several visits to doctors, specialists, MRI scans, sonars and X-rays and thousands of rands later no one had a solution. After only one lymphatic drainage massage and ozone treatment with Gillian, to my surprise, there was an immediate improvement. After the 3 rd treatment I could walk normally and the swelling was gone . My last treatment was more than a month ago and no swelling, no pain and no medication. I recommend this treatment. It sure changed my life.
The most incredible massages I have ever had. I’ve been for four already over the last two months. The only way one can describe Gillian’s lymph drainage massages is that she tunes in to your body and senses what it needs.
Not only relaxing, the times with Gillian extend into deeply meaningful explorations of where one is at with one’s life.
Every session with Gillian is a truly remarkable and enriching experience. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Gillian is outstanding. Her knowledge and guidance shine through, and she has the gift of massage and healing. I am a massage therapist myself, and have never experienced a better massage and healing experience. I will visit her every time I come to Knysna, and highly recommend her.