So you got sick. Your glands are swollen, you’re running a fever, you have the chills, a cough, congestion — the works. There are a number of routes you can take to get better, including a lymphatic drainage massage with aromatherapy. “A what?” you may be asking. Well, let’s start by breaking some news for you.Your swollen glands are not technically glands at all; they’re lymph nodes that have become engorged with white blood cells that are working to fight off whatever illness you’ve caught. The lymphatic system also works toremove toxins from the body. Lymphatic drainage massages canimprove the flow of lymph fluid which can help the body fight infections, reduce water retention and help conditions such as lymphedema.
Naturally, we believe that one great remedy can become even better with the help of essential oils. Black Pepper, Cypress, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Peppermint andRosemary (Moroccan) are just a few essential oils with the ability to enhance circulation. Along with a lymphatic drainage massage, these oils can help increase the flow of the lymphatic system.
Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “I’m sold! Now, where do I get one of these massages?” Ask your masseuse or local spa if they offer this type of therapy. If not, there are many resources available on how to perform your own self-massage,including this helpful video. We suggest pairing your massage with one of the aforementioned oils, or ourCircu-Touch andMassage Therapy synergy blends.
Note, lymphatic drainage massages may not be for everyone and we recommend checking with your doctor beforehand.