The vital connection between your lymphatic system and skin health

Facial lymphatic drainage massage

The vital connection between your lymphatic system and skin health


If you prioritise your health and wellness, you will know the importance of your lymph nodes and lymphatic system. However, you might not realise how an underperforming lymphatic system can negatively impact your skin. Poor lymphatic function can lead to dehydrated, dull skin and increase your susceptibility to acne. So, why is this system crucial for healthy skin and how can you enhance your lymphatic system to improve your skin's appearance?

Understanding the lymphatic system

The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in your immune health. The lymphatic system is comprised of multiple tubes and lymph nodes which run throughout the body. It is also a critical element in the immune system and ensures that the fluid, known as lymph, is transported back into the blood stream while also removing toxins, bacteria, viruses and waste products from the body.

The network of capillaries, lymph vessels and approximately 600 lymph nodes are responsible for transporting and filtering this fluid, ensuring harmful substances are not spread throughout the body.

When lymph nodes struggle to filter out all the toxins and waste, they can become swollen and less efficient. Impaired lymphatic function can lead to an accumulation of waste and toxins, which is detrimental to skin health. This is where lymphatic drainage massage can make a significant difference.

What is lymphatic drainage?

Lymphatic drainage encompasses techniques designed to promote fluid movement within the lymphatic system. Unlike the circulatory system, which relies on the heart to pump blood, the lymphatic system requires manual stimulation through lymphatic massage and exercise to maintain proper function.

JetPeel treatment

The latest JetPeel treatment at Woodford Medical uses facial lymphatic drainage as the first and most important stage of the four-part regime. This cutting-edge treatment commences with a thorough lymphatic massage to detoxify the skin and stimulate micro-circulation prior to exfoliation and infusion.

Lymphatic drainage

What is facial lymphatic drainage massage?

Facial lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle technique using either hands or specifically designed technology such as the JetPeel to stimulate lymph drainage, targeting fluid buildup in the face and surrounding areas.

This massage enhances circulation, encourages lymphatic flow and aids in removing excess fluid, toxins and waste from the lymph nodes. In addition, it results in a reduction in puffiness and swelling to promote a more glowing complexion.

Benefits of lymphatic drainage for the Face and Skin

Working with the lymphatic system offers several skin and health benefits, including:

  • Detoxification: Aids in the body's natural detoxification process by eliminating fluid, waste and toxins.
  • Depuffing: Reduces water retention, helping to depuff and improve skin appearance.
  • By supporting your lymphatic system through lymphatic drainage massage, you can enhance your skin's health, achieving a more vibrant, hydrated, and clear complexion.
  • Relaxation: Helps transition the body into a parasympathetic state (rest and repair) to remove tension, which promotes overall health and beauty.

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