Benefits of an At Home Lymphatic Drainage Massage (It Costs You Nothing to Do at Home!)
Learn how to do a lymphatic drainage massage at home and see before and after lymphatic drainage massage results from our team!
You’re not going to believe your eyes!
Find out the benefits of a FREE & easy lymphatic drainage massage at home. Plus, see our before and after lymphatic drainage massage results!
Note that we are not medical professionals so you should always consult a doctor if you’re unsure of starting a new routine. If you have any underlying health conditions you should always consult your doctor first.
Ever wake up looking like Will Smith having an allergic reaction (check out this scene from Hitch for a better reference 😂). A puffy face and eye bags are enough to bring down your whole day.
Whether you inherited under-eye bags from your mom or they’re just an occasional occurrence, you don’t have to put up with them anymore or break the bank on filler injections that will only last a few months. A lymphatic drainage massage works wonders and this anti-aging hack is easier than you think. You can totally do it at home!
What is a lymphatic drainage massage?
A lymphatic drainage massage is when you stretch the skin and apply pressure around your lymph nodes to release fluid. Your body is full of lymph nodes that contain fluid from the face down. Fluid buildup causes swelling in all kinds of places you don’t want it – particularly the face. These massages focus on these important areas where you hold stress and fluid may build. The results can be relaxing and very beneficial too!
Check out this lymphatic drainage face before and after once I did my first round of massages.
I’m always up for trying any at-home anti-aging hack that could save me money and make this tired mama feel more awake. So I gave a lymphatic drainage massage a try and now I’m OBSESSED with this easy way to start my day!
I don’t have hereditary sleepy eyes or undereye bags so my decrease in inflammation and fine lines may not be the most impressive results, but I certainly felt so revitalized! Plus, I’m someone who carries a lot of tension in my face (especially my jaw when I sleep) so I found this new-to-me technique to be extremely helpful in relaxing.
There’s so much more to lymphatic drainage massages other than de-puffing eyes. (Although other friends of mine have shared some seriously unbelievable depuffing results!) The best part of all is that it costs you nothing to do at home!
So if you’ve seriously contemplated filler injections to remedy puffy bags, try this easy lymphatic massage that’s usually done twice a week to keep hundreds of dollars in your pocket!
Remember, this is not a cure-all for dark circles and discoloration.
Check out the benefits of a lymphatic drainage massage:
- Depuffs under eyes
- Gives skin a glowy appearance
- Eases tension in the body
- Reduces stress and fatigue
- Improves cellulite and stretch marks
- Reduces water retention
- Helps with allergies and sinus issues
- Among many more depending on the area of your body you’re massaging!
Here’s how to drain fluid from under eyes and do the best lymphatic massages at home:
Use a good facial oil.
You’ll want to use a hydrating moisturizer or oil during the massage. Unrefined, organic coconut oil is naturally anti-microbial and safe for your skin. Since your fingertips need to easily glide over your skin, this will be the perfect consistency to use when you do your massage.
Wear appropriate clothing…or none at all.
You won’t want to get oil on your nice clothing and some of the techniques you’ll be doing will require your hands to work in areas around your neck and collarbone. A tank top, robe, towel, or no clothing at all will work best.
Nail the massaging technique.
We love this DIY facial detox massage tutorial from Dr. Mona Vand on YouTube. The massage actually gets started at minute marker 2:50, but she also offers tons of insight on how to properly perform the massage. Plus, she goes into even greater detail about all the incredible benefits of a lymphatic drainage massage before and after!
The other thing to keep in mind about these types of massages is that they’re intended to be gentle. You should not experience any irritation, discomfort, or extreme redness when performing these techniques at home. Also, if you start to feel your nose running or something running down the back of your throat while performing these massages, that’s totally normal and typically means it’s working!
You should try doing these massages about twice per week for the best results. The best time to perform your massage is before you start your day.
Try it at a spa.
Lymphatic drainage massages are a popular anti-inflammatory alternative to reduce swelling and contour the face. Many have even replaced the use of Botox and other fillers with the treatment. If you’re not in the mood to lather up and rub your face for 30-40 minutes at home, find a spa near you that offers the treatment. Lay down, relax, and leave the rest to a pro.
SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!
Before you fork out hundreds of dollars on costly facial treatments, do your wallet and face a favor by indulging in this genius anti-aging hack.
If your results are anything like mine, your skin will look smoother, more vibrant, and less inflamed. Lymphatic massages can be extremely beneficial and are a relaxing way to start your day. As with anything, be sure to check with your doctor.
Psst…and don’t forget to drink lots of water once you’re done to keep those toxins moving! 💦