Are you someone whose skin hates the winter months?

Many of us find that our skin struggles with the cold weather and central heating and, as we are constantly going from warm houses to the icy cold outdoors, our skin suffers.  For me it shows itself in dry cheeks and hands, the latter not helped by my hands being in and out of water during the day.  Others find their complexion changes and their skin looks and feels dull and lifeless.  Or skin feels irritated and sore.

If this is you Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) can help.

How does it help our skin?

Lymph vessels make an intricate meshwork that covers every inch of our skin, and surrounds each organ.  Much of the superficial lymphatic system lies in and just under the skin, bringing nutrients to the tissues and taking away toxins and waste to be neutralised in the lymph nodes.

MLD stimulates your lymphatic system, gently stretching the walls of the lymph vessels and encouraging lymph drainage, helping it to do its job more effectively, removing waste and excess stagnant tissue fluid, eliminating toxins, clearing blockages, boosting your immune system and allowing those all important nutrients to be transported to the cells more quickly.  By performing Manual Lymphatic Drainage we can increase the volume of lymph flow by as much as 20 times.

Enhancing the quality of the skin

Estheticians have been using lymphatic drainage for years to enhance the quality of the skin, especially on the face. When the lymph is flowing, the cells are being bathed in fresh fluid which contains lots of nutrients which causes the skin to look fresh and alive.

Most of us have experienced puffiness under our eyes first thing in the morning after a long night, but you will probably have noticed that after a few minutes of being upright the puffiness usually starts to clear.  This is due to the lymphatic system draining the face.

As an experiment on one of those mornings try applying gentle strokes around the area and watch as the lymphatic system drains the tissues leaving your eyes less puffy.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage treatment

A full body lymphatic drainage needs a 60 minute treatment although longer treatments are available.  A treatment to the face only, which will include neck and chest areas, will require a 40 minute treatment.  For more infomation go to http://sportsandremedialmassagehampshire.com/manual-lymphatic-drainage/

To book your treatment and give your skin a chance to look and feel its best call me on 07786 323818 or email me at gillrosemassage@gmail.com

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