What is Lymphatic Massage Pt 2

What is lymphatic massage by Gemelle

Here is part two of our previous post on Lymphatic massage with more questions and answers with the industry expert in Brazilian Lymphatic Massage, Rebecca Faria (@detoxbyrebecca). 

See our first article here


Q: What are some things that cause inflammation to the body?


When the body is faced with infection by infectious agents such as viruses, parasites or poison, our body responds naturally with inflammation. 

Our lifestyle may be as such that we expose our bodies to these agents through:


  • Consumption of processed foods, which are full of toxins
  • Not getting enough sleep
  • Being in stressful relationships that can raise our stress hormones to inflammatory levels
  • Being dehydrated due to lack of water intake
  • Not exercising enough, which will compromise your blood circulation


There are many more examples, but these highlight the idea that our lifestyle impacts the level of inflammation in our body.


Q: What are some of the benefits of lymphatic massage?


  • Helps fight and prevent swelling and fluid retention
  • Prevents cellulite formation and improves metabolism by eliminating excess fluid and toxins that accumulate between the fat cells
  • Improves the immune system by eliminating toxins and waste from the body
  • Collaborates in the wound healing process and the recovery of surgeries
  • Improves blood, venous and lymphatic circulation
  • Contributes to better oxygenation of the body, which improves mental clarity, reduces brain fog and increases energy levels


Q: How does a lymphatic massage treatment work?


The treatment is done by finding areas of congestion in the body and optimally guiding the lymph flow by releasing toxins. We identify the root cause and work in that area of the body to flush toxins and eliminate the inflammation.

The patient has to work with me by improving their daily habits to solve the problem permanently. For optimum results you need to also work out, eat correctly and drink plenty of water.


Q: What other things can do we do to maintain a healthy lymphatic system?


  1. Drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day. Even more if you’re sweating a lot. Water helps the body function better and is also a vital element in helping the lymphatic system transport toxins and other substances out of the body.
  2. Engage in physical activity regularly. Simple activities, such as a 20-minute walk, are great for keeping your body working. If you are inactive for a long time, your body’s metabolism will slow down and will impair the functioning of the lymphatic system.
  3. Have a good sleep routine. It’s best to be asleep before 11pm and wake up before 8am to increase the production of hormones (ghrelin and peptin) that control hunger and fat storage. These hormones help speed up metabolism, which helps the lymphatic system.
  4. Avoid stress. High levels of stress trigger a greater release of cortisol into circulation, which increases water retention.
  5. Avoid processed food. Eating foods with artificial coloring, sodium, sugar, preservatives, chemicals, and additives will increase inflammation and disrupt the lymphatic system.