Your lymphatic system acts like your household plumbing — it carries a protein-rich fluid called lymph throughout your body and gets rid of waste after the nutrients have been used. And like your pipes, clogs result in fluid build-up that shuts down the whole system.


At Earthy Ruby in Cupertino, California, we understand the critical importance of a free-flowing lymphatic system, and we offer an effective, soothing, drug-free way to unblock your network of vessels and nodes — lymphatic drainage massage. Here’s how it works and how you can benefit from it.


What is lymphatic drainage massage?


Because your lymphatic system is responsible for getting rid of cellular waste, regulating your fluid levels, and defending your body against pathogens like bacteria and viruses, it’s important to keep the system in top condition.


At Earthy Ruby, we accomplish that through lymphatic drainage massage, a type of therapy that triggers the flow of lymph. We use gentle strokes that are long and soothing. The massage itself feels great, but the real work happens under the surface of your skin. Each stroke our experts make pushes the fluids out of your blocked lymph system, a job once performed by your muscle contractions.


As the fluid flows out, so do the toxins that have built up and led to swelling, stiffness, and pain.


Benefits of lymphatic drainage massage


We offer several types of specialized massages at Earthy Ruby, and each targets a specific problem. Lymphatic drainage massage is ideal if you’ve had cancer that blocked your lymph vessels or had a tumor pressing against a lymph node. Radiation treatment for cancer can also inflame your lymph vessels and cause blockage.


In addition, obesity, pregnancy, and arthritis can make you more susceptible to fluid build-up.


Whatever the reason behind your sluggish lymph system, lymphatic drainage massage can help. Here are a few of the many benefits.


Decreases inflammation


One of the classic signs of a dysfunctional lymphatic system is severe swelling in your extremities called lymphedema. When our experts perform lymphatic drainage massage, we move the fluid out of those areas so they can drain naturally, and your swelling subsides.


Boosts immunity


Air pollution, medications, and certain foods and beverages have unusable and sometimes toxic substances that stay in your body unless they’re intentionally removed. That’s where your lymphatic system comes and “takes out the trash,” so to speak. Lymphatic drainage massage uses external directional pressure to give it a hand, which clears out the toxins and allows your immune system to function on all cylinders.


Improves complexion


Like the icons on your car’s dashboard, your skin condition alerts you to problems with your lymphatic system. When toxins accumulate inside, your skin lets you know by becoming dull, dry, and puffy. After a lymphatic drainage massage, your skin perks up.


Increases energy


Now that you know what a stagnant lymphatic system does to your health, it won’t come as a surprise to learn that it can be responsible for lethargy, too. But a lymphatic drainage massage increases your blood circulation and clears away the toxins weighing you down, so you have more energy to do the things you love.


If you suspect a sluggish lymphatic system, call us today, or book an appointment online to discuss lymphatic drainage massage with our experts.

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