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In an age where new groundbreaking beauty treatments seem to emerge every other week, finding affordable options is a welcome relief. While I prioritize professional treatments like facials and non-invasive procedures, I’m always on the lookout for sustainable alternatives. Enter lymphatic drainage – a massage technique that stimulates the natural drainage of lymph, aiding in waste removal and loved for its sculpting effect. Discovering that you can effectively perform lymphatic drainage at home sealed the deal for me. With just a few body tools, you can embark on this journey from the comfort of your own home. Ahead, I’ll share all the details you need to successfully complete a DIY lymphatic drainage session.

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Step 1: Set the Scene

One of the most enjoyable aspects of any beauty treatment, in my opinion, is the opportunity to get some peace and serenity. While it may be challenging to recreate the tranquil ambiance of a professional studio at home, it’s worth the effort. Find a quiet and cozy corner of your home where you can fully concentrate on your lymphatic drainage routine. I suggest having a floor-length mirror nearby so you can ensure you’re targeting the right areas effectively. For a complete experience, consider lighting a candle and playing calming music to enhance the ambiance.

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Step 2: Start with the Face

When performing this treatment on myself, I prefer to start from the top and work downwards. This helps move excess fluid out of the face, reducing swelling and effectively de-puffing the face. After applying serum to your face and neck, begin by using your fingertips to massage the lymph nodes in your neck. Use gentle, circular motions and work your way down towards the collarbone.

Next, use a gua sha tool, applying gentle pressure. With the inner groove of the gua sha, glide it from your chin across your jaw and down the neck. Repeat this motion ten times before moving to the other side.

Using your fingertips, gently massage your cheeks in upward and outward motions towards your temples. Then, use the gua sha in upward motions on your forehead towards your hairline to release tension.

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Step 3: Full Body Massage

Now, let’s move on to the rest of the body. A lymphatic drainage massage can help reduce water retention and stimulate the digestive system. There are several tools you can use to enhance this process, such as a dry brush, body gua sha, or fascia massage roller. And don’t forget the body oil!

Start by pressing the armpit three times on both sides. Then, begin at the hands and work your way up towards the shoulders, using gentle strokes with your chosen tool (or your hands and oil). Move to the abdomen and massage gently in a clockwise motion, followed by up-and-down motions. Finally, massage the legs, using the palm of your hands or your chosen tool, moving from the feet up towards the thighs.

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Step 4: Prioritize Hydration

The entire lymphatic drainage massage should only take about 20 – 30 minutes of your time but your job isn’t over quite yet. One of the most important things is the after care. Any type of massage can be dehydrating so it’s best to replenish the body with water. Drink 2 – 4 glasses of water to flush out the toxins and support the lymphatic system.

Trust me when you realize how easy it is to perform your own lymphatic drainage massage, you’ll never look back.

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