Before trying this incredible full body routine to support circulation, reduce bloating and boost immunity, learn all about your lymphatic system and fascia with our stories here and here. Warning: this kind of self-care routine is totally addictive in the best possible sense…
The Full Body Lymphatic Drainage Routine
First, Get Moving | Gentle bouncing or exercise stimulates the lymphatic system.
Use A Body Brush } Begin with body brushing to stimulate the circulation of the blood and lymphatic fluid, it is also a gentle exfoliant. Sweep from the extremities toward the heart. No oil is needed — naked skin is preferred. Best performed before a shower or bath. Use a light to medium pressure. Your skin may turn slightly red or pink, which is a normal reaction. Learn more.
Take a Shower | Then apply body oil.
Body Gua Sha with the Empress Stone | Use firm pressure. It should feel like a deep tissue massage. Using firm pressure might leave a mark on the skin, this indicates a release of toxins and stagnation in the tissues. These marks, known as “sha,” are perfectly normal and will disappear after a few days. Use lighter pressure to avoid marks on the skin. Go slowly and check the area of concern often.
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