You had a sleepless night, an extra-salty meal, a stressful week at work, or perhaps even a few days of PMS. Now it’s all on display for everyone to see — the puffy face, dark circles and lackluster skin. Our bodies are constantly detoxifying, but they sometimes need a little help. The secret to keeping your body’s natural detox processes humming along means boosting lymph flow. Facial lymphatic drainage (FLD), is a lymph-stimulating treatment known for its gentle massage strokes and dramatic results. Lymph is a fluid-like substance that is made up of water, protein, and white blood cells. It flows just below the skin, collecting toxins to be eliminated when we sweat or urinate. When lymph flow becomes sluggish, whether from stress, inflammation, poor diet, lack of exercise, or surgery, toxins hang around in the body longer. You may see puffiness, dull skin, dark circles, and water retention. Restoring healthy lymph flow will rev up your internal detox process.
What is it?
FLD is a treatment that involves soft, rhythmic strokes. Lymphatic massage is extremely gentle and light. The lymphatic vessels are just below the skin, not deep within the muscle, so the work is very superficial. This is not a facial, but is a service performed on the face.
Why choose it?
FLD massage is gentle and light, and it is not uncommon to fall asleep during treatment. Stimulating lymph flow also eases the parasympathetic nervous system, helping the body handle stress. The results of the treatment often speak for themselves: improved skin tone, reduced puffiness and a boost in circulation that brings a glow to the skin.
Who should get it?
FLD is for: