BY ASHLEY

The Benefits of Getting a Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Flavia Lanini is a cosmetologist and esthetician with over 18 years of experience. As a Brazilian woman, Flavia recognizes how important it is to take care of our bodies in natural ways, leading her to become an expert in lymphatic drainage massages. She’s worked with a variety of models and celebrities including Hailey Bieber, Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr, and Frenshe’s own founder, Ashley. 

Flavia’s famous Massage EFFECT™ technique took her 13 years to perfect, and it combines lymphatic drainage, massage contouring, and Myofascial release for instant results. Her Instagram is full of incredible before-and-after results that will convince you try a lymphatic drainage massage, ASAP. 

What Is Lymphatic Drainage?

In the past, lymphatic drainage massages were mainly used to help patients recover faster from invasive procedures, but today clients use the method for de-bloating, fighting inflammation, and reducing water retention. It’s a manual massage with lighter pressure than a traditional Swedish or deep tissue massage that encourages circulation and helps drain fluid. Bacteria and other toxins are destroyed in the lymph nodes, so the goal is to move fluid from your skin’s tissue to the lymph nodes in an effort to eliminate waste. Other benefits include improved blood circulation, a stronger immune system, firmer skin, and even an improved mood. 

Who Should Try It

The truth is that anyone can benefit from a lymphatic drainage massage. However, it’s still very common for patients who’ve undergone invasive surgeries, and new moms who’ve just given birth and want to kickstart water elimination. While Lanini typically recommends that her clients get a lymphatic massage once per week, it doesn’t matter the time of the day. The benefits are the same whether you get a massage in the morning or at night. 

Where To Get One

If you’re in Los Angeles, you can visit Lanini’s own studio, the Flavia Lanini Beauty Institute in West Hollywood. However, many spas across the country offer lymphatic massage services thanks to its rise in popularity. 

In even better news, it’s possible to give yourself a lymphatic massage in the comfort of your own home if you can’t get to a spa anytime soon. All you’ll need is body oil or your moisturizer of choice, lymphatic massage wood or a gua sha tool, and a few minutes of your time. 

Stay tuned for an upcoming post with step-by-step techniques for drainage, de-puffing, and more.

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