How To Give A Lymphatic Facial Massage? What Are Its Benefits?

The Lymph system is a complex network of lymph nodes, lymph ducts and lymph vessels. The Lymph system removes waste and toxins from the body.

A healthy lymph system is extremely important for good health and well being. It plays an equally important role for having a beautiful and healthy skin.

There are a lot of lymph nodes in the facial region. Stress, headaches, no exercise and wrong eating habits may all lead to a sluggish lymph system. Hence, drainage of toxins is slower and the waste builds up.

Some common symptoms of facial lymph system not functioning properly are swelling of the face, especially near the eyes, cause a baggy look, wrinkles, dull skin etc

If a lymphatic facial massage is done regularly, it will help stimulate the lymph system, result in improved blood circulation and help achieve firmer, youthful and radiant skin.

How To Give A Lymphatic Facial Massage?

Lymphatic facial massage involves use of light strokes along the facial lymph nodes in order to activate the lymph, remove toxins, clean the tissues and stimulate circulation. It is specifically beneficial for the face and neck region.

  • Moisturize the face well to give a nice smooth glide for lymphatic facial massage. Select skin care products containing essential oils such as bulgarian rose, lemon grass, ginger, ylang ylang, rosemary as they stimulate the lymph.
  • Use the index finger, middle finger and ring finger to gently massage the forehead, moving from the centre of the forehead to the ears.
  • Massage the sides of the face – from the temples to the bottom of the ears, in circular motions.
  • Massage around the cheek bones starting from the eyes moving towards the ears.
  • Massage the hollow below the cheekbone in a circular motion for a few seconds.
  • Massage the jaw region with both your thumbs. Start with both thumbs below the ears and slowly move towards the centre of the chin.
  • Place tips of your ring fingers, near the inside corner of your eyes, gently press and release.
  • Hold your eyebrows between the index finger and thumb, at the center of your forehead and pinch slowly.
    While pinching, move towards the outer edge of the eyebrows.

Benefits Of Lymphatic Facial Massage

Lymphatic facial massage is known to have whole lot of benefits.

  • It helps relax facial and neck muscles, relieves tension and rejuvenates.
  • It helps detoxification, reduces swelling hence, face does not look puffy and tired.
  • It also helps reduce wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness near the eyes.
  • Helps achieve firmer, softer, younger looking and glowing skin.