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       Lymphatic drainage of the face

Lymphatic drainage is a technique for detoxifying the body. It consists of restarting the lymphatic circulation by encouraging its movement in the direction of the lymph nodes. This technique is practiced on the body, but can also be done only on the face.

Lymph drainage from the face: what is lymph?

Here are the characteristics of the lymph:

  • It is a translucent liquid from the interstitial fluid, which flows in a capillary system parallel to that of the blood vessels, which is called the lymphatic system.
  • Its role is to cleanse the body by eliminating wastes, toxins, microbes, free cells, fats, and proteins.
  • These vessels are connected to the lymph nodes, which are true centers of purification, and redirect the lymph to the venous system, to the heart.
  • Lymph nodes are found in different areas of the body, some deep, such as the abdomen, and others more superficial, such as the groin or armpits. In the face, they are found in the neck and on the nape of the neck.
  • Unlike the bloodstream, lymph is not pumped to be activated. It may be that for some reason, such as fatigue, hormonal changes, or water retention, its circulation is slowed down, causing edema and needing to restart the system.

Facial lymphatic drainage: what is it?

Lymphatic drainage is a great way to activate lymph circulation to help the body flush out excess fluids, germs, or toxins.

The maneuvers are very smooth and very slow. They consist of light pressure exerted by circular movements, which gradually increase and decrease. They always go towards the lymph nodes.

drainage of the face

Drainage is a very effective way to deflate your face if it is blistered when you wake up. It is also recommended in cases of acne, or chronic sinusitis.

How is lymphatic drainage done on the face?

The principle is identical to the drainage practiced on the body:

  • It consists first of massaging the face, with slow, rhythmic, and circular movements directed towards the ganglia of the neck then the nape of the neck.
  • You can learn the maneuvers and practice them on yourself.
  • Lymphatic drainage is performed dry, without cream or oil, and on perfectly cleansed and cleansed skin.
  • Maneuvers are practiced using the pads of the fingers, as well as the palms and sides of the hands. It treats all areas of the face towards the lymph nodes in the back of the neck and neck.                                                                                                                                                                       
    Drainage of the face


Here is how the maneuvers go:

  • It begins with light pressure on both sides of the sinuses and progresses towards the outside of the face.
  • Each area is massaged in this way: the top of the lip, the forehead, the cheeks, the chin, always by gentle circular pressure, first towards the lower jawbones, then towards the neck.
  • The drainage ends with the maneuvers of the neck, first at the level of this hollow area that connects the neck to the clavicle and is called the triangle of Venus, on which one exercises light circular movements on either side.
  • Then at the level of the lymph nodes, under the ears, and finally on the nodes of the neck.

When to perform lymphatic drainage on the face?

The movements should be repeated several times in a row for maximum efficiency. You can do the drainage twice a day, in the morning when you get up, then in the evening, before going to bed, and even in the middle of the day, for a little relaxing break.