This in-depth massage video talks you through a lymphatic drainage massage, which you can do to yourself! This self massage is performed by Phoenix-based massage therapist, Lani Fisher of Pure Knead Massage AZ.
The Lymphatic system is an essential part of our body that helps get rid of any toxins or foreign invaders that accumulate in our day-to-day lives. This tutorial is to help you manually pump your lymphatic system to jumpstart your immune system when you're feeling under the weather or are experiencing allergies.
Note: All of these moves are performed with light pressure, just enough to move the surface of the skin. Repeat each move 30x.
Lymphatic Massage Directions:
- Using your fingertips, place them on top of the clavicle bone, then move directly above the bone and let your fingers fall into the ridge. Begin lightly pumping in downward strokes.
- Next, go to the side of the neck and locate the sternocleidomastoid muscle, found by turning the head to the side. It connects into the clavicle bone on either side of the neck. Using your fingertips, follow upward along the muscle, ending at the base of the jaw.
- Move your fingers to the back of the neck, begin doing upward strokes starting at the base of the neck and ending at the base of the skull.
- Place your fingers on either side of your ears with your index finger behind the ear and the rest of the fingers on the side of the face. Move upward gently. This helps to alleviate earaches and open up the ear canal.
- Place the fingertips on the center of the forehead. Pressing lightly, move downward from the middle of the forehead, across the sides of the face, and ending at the base of the jaw.
- Using your fingertips, start at the center of the top of your nose and move downward lightly across the cheeks and ending at the jaw.
- Repeat step 4, but this time move downward from the top of the ear until you reach the jaw.
- Repeat step 3, but this time start at the base of the skull and move downward towards the base of the neck.
- Repeat step 2, but start at the jaw and move downward along the sternocleidomastoid muscle to the clavicle bone.
- Finish this massage by repeating step 1 and pumping back into the ridge above your clavicle bone. You may experience drainage in your nose and throat, this is completely normal. This massage will help alleviate sinus pressure, allergies, and cold and flu symptoms.
You may experience drainage in your nose and throat, this is completely normal. This massage will help alleviate sinus pressure, allergies, and cold and flu symptoms. To book an in-home, therapeutic, Lymphatic Drainage Massage anywhere in the Phoenix Area or in San Diego, call our office today, or book online: Contact Pure Knead Massage!