To do lymphatic drainage on the face should follow a step-by-step that if you start near the collar bone and go up little by little, by the neck, around the mouth, cheeks, corner of eyes, and finally, on the forehead. This is important so that the toxins accumulates in the entire phase can actually be eliminated through the lymphatic system.
This massage is very suitable to improve the appearance of the skin, leaving it more clean and bright, eliminate the swelling of the face after epilation to relieve the pain and itching and after a consultation with the dentist and especially after the plastic surgery on the ears, mouth, eyes or nose because it acts by decreasing bruising, swelling, and bags under the eyes that usually stay swollen after surgery, decreasing recovery time and improving well-being.
Step-by-step lymphatic drainage on the face
The step-by-step to do lymphatic drainage on the face consists of sitting in front of your mirror and position your elbows on a table, to facilitate the movements with the hands.
To start the lymphatic drainage facial is required:
- Make circular movements in the region above the clavicles, slow and constant, making circular movements from 6 to 10 times to stimulate the angle of the venous, which is responsible for redirect the lymph, which is the fluid of the lymphatic system to the bloodstream near the heart.
- The following is supposed to stimulate the region of the side of the neck, with circular movements , starting from the closest part of the neck to the jaw, as if you were ‘pushing’ the lymph from the neck to the collarbone.
Lymphatic drainage in the region of the chin and mouth
- Put the tips of the fingers in the central part of the chin with the movements of the middle circles for 6 to 10 times.
- Put the tips of the fingers between the lower lip, sliding the fingers up to the base of the chin.
- With circular movements that start in the corner of the mouth, lead the lymph to the center of the chin.
- Position the fingers between the base of the nose and the upper lip, and with circular movements direct the lymph towards the centre of the chin, around the mouth.
Lymphatic drainage in the region of the cheeks and nose
- Position the fingers close to the ears and with circular movements pressing this region of 6 to 10 times, gently.
- Position the tips of the fingers on the side of the nose, and with movements in a spiral shape to direct the lymph towards the corner of the ears.
- Position the tips of the fingers on the inner corner of the eyes, and with a circular motion, and slide up to the proximity of the ears.
Lymphatic drainage in the region of the eyes and forehead
- Position the fingers in the region of the side of the face, and with circles slide from the outer corner of the eye down to the back of the ears.
- Position the loving tips of the fingers on the inner corner of the eyes, in the upper part of the eyelid and with circular movements direct the lymph fluid to the proximity of the ears.
- To stimulate again the proximity of your ears (lymph nodes headphones) and the upper part of the clavicles (angle venous).
Lymphatic drainage in the region of the forehead
- Position the tips of the fingers on the center of the forehead close to the eyebrows and with movements in a spiral to direct the lymph fluid to the proximity of the ears
- To end, to stimulate again the part next to the ears, the neck and the upper part of the clavicles.
The duration of the lymphatic drainage facial is a relatively quick, it may take 5 to 10 minutes, but despite her own person to be able to do in itself, best results are seen if the technique is carried out by a specialist.
When do lymphatic drainage on the face
The lymphatic drainage facial is indicated especially when the face is swollen, a common situation that may happen:
- During the menstrual period;
- After going to the dentist;
- When taking medications such as cortisone or birth-control pill;
- In the case of fluid retention;
- When sleeping less than 5 or more than 8 hours;
- After crying;
- Injury or trauma to the face;
- Excessive consumption of salt.
The face may also become swollen, more sensitive and reddish afterwards in the fluff, the face or the eyebrow, and this massage helps to decrease these effects, leaving the skin more beautiful. In addition, by removing the toxins and the excess fluid from the face of the makeup looks better and more adhered to the skin.
The lymphatic drainage facial brings beneficial for patients of all ages including teenagers with acne problems, as it promotes the reduction and the control of pimples, while keeping the appearance of a skin clean and young for a longer time. However, this facial massage should be performed with great caution in the case of cancer and its complications, such as lymphedema, and should not be performed in case of severe acne with degree 3 or 4, and when there are open wounds on the face, due to the risk they may become infected.