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This technique aims to stimulate the transport of lymph, composed primarily of intercellular fluid and protein. It flows through the lymphatic vessels towards the lymph nodes, also known as nodes, which act as their deposits. Because the lymphatic vessels are very thin and sensitive (like a hair), it is necessary that the technique, whether practiced by the therapist or even self-massage, is performed with great sensitivity and subtle touches as well. It is important to emphasize that the manual lymphatic drainage will only be satisfactory if done this way, with movements and slow, almost imperceptible at first sight.

However, it is geared for patients who, while performing the technique with a professional to practice daily at bedtime - or at least every morning - a self massage drainage in their lower limbs as the following technique.

This technique of self-massage is intended for those who want to stimulate your body naturally while promoting the harmonious distribution of fluids in the legs. It is important to remember that this technique in any way replace the role of aesthetic professionals and physiotherapists (as indicated above) and should be avoided whenever diagnosed with any vascular pathology in the presence of edema, injury and pain in lower limbs.

Neither should be done postoperatively, except for a professional, under medical advice. While there are no such impediments to the practice of lymphatic drainage through self-massage, the advice is made daily for a period of 10 minutes on each leg, with the following guidelines: Look for a quiet place, lie down on a mat or a bed. If possible, put on soft music with a slow pace to favor the delicacy of the movements. View a bikini or shorts comfortable.

Start with warming the hands by rubbing them vigorously against each other.

1. Start with a circular motion, supporting the fingertips of both hands overlap, and together face down, in the region (groin) inguinal. Make a circular motion starting from the top outside of the groin with three laps at each point massaged, down the line of the groin for about six points to reach the lower part and inner thigh. Return the same places doing the round in the opposite direction. Repeat this same sequence on the other side.

2. T hen, starting from the groin, gently massage the thigh towards the groin always, trying to hold it in the form of a bracelet. Make a string pressure, slowly, with every hand. Pulled by the whole region of the thigh near the groin, a distance of up to 7 cm. Repeat for five times. Fold it away and repeat the whole series until it reaches the knee.

3. In lying position slightly bend your legs and res t your feet on the mat. Raise one leg and rest your heel on the knee of another. Massage the back of the knee trying to reach the deeper tendons, making movement type string guitar for about 20 seconds. Then, raise it a little more leg, holding it vigorously around the thigh near the knee. And, while making movements of extension and flexion of the leg (keep your knee high), sliding your hands naturally go for the thigh until the groin. Repeat this sequence 3 times. Then do the same procedure on other leg.

4. Massage the knee by placing his hands cupped on either side of the knee so that the fingertips are facing the leg. Make a circular motion, keeping constant contact with the skin without slipping his hands, just pulled the skin should move. Press a little harder when they're going toward the groin. This will trigger a wave in the direction of drainage. Repeat five times in each direction and, when finished, do the other knee.

5. Rest your hands laterally, just below the calf and make a "kneading" with moderate pressure, especially with the fingertips in the calf. Climb up to reach the back of the knee, rotate your hands so the fingers are on the patella (kneecap) and slide them gently back over the leg until it reaches the initial position. Recommence a new cycle. Make about 5 cycles on each leg.

6. Even lying down, lift one leg slightly keeping the other semi-inflected comfortably. Hold the ankle bracelet in the shape of the leg and let go falling in a natural way, letting his hands glide gently to the knee. Hold the leg still no contact with the ground and make about 3 cycles of exercise 4. Continue down the leg gently, so it reaches the ground at the same time as the hands reach the groin. Repeat three times on each leg

7. Finally relax, trying to feel very light, as if lying on the clouds. This practice may at first be performed once per day, three times a week. And may later be held up daily if you have better mastery of the maneuvers. If you have difficulty or do not understand any movement, do not.


Lymphatic drainage is considered a "Massage Aesthetics" And it is because its therapeutic contributes greatly to the beauty of the body, just that there's more. The Lymphatic System plays an important role in the return circulation helps remove excess fluids and products that left the bloodstream and interacted with the local environment, has immune function - works like a real trash in our body. The lymphatic glands are real filters that clean and remove the various impurities. Lymphatic drainage accelerates the filtration in these ganglia (imagine that you're skimming an orange juice in a sieve for coa it faster makes you use a spoon and start mixing and kneading accelerating the process, you will notice that besides the liquid will also fall to pieces of orange pulp) with the lymphatic drainage do this: accelerate the filtering process and decrease the efficiency of filtration for this massage greatly increases the flow of lymph glands to filter by. If the person enjoys perfect health that will not interfere significantly in their health. But if the person is infected with some, even throat, oh yes she is at risk from this practice by accelerating the movement of lymph that she can spread the infection that was in my throat throughout your body.

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