Lymphatic Drainage 101

Posted by Jenny Tellier on

We've done our homework and we're ready to share one of the easiest ways to reduce fine lines, improve your complexion and tone your skin. Yes, all the buzz words and yes worth all the hype. The best part? You can do it yourself.


Read on for why (and how) to add a lymphatic massage to your face and body care routine.


The lymphatic system is a community of tissues, vessels and organs spread throughout the body working together to move lymph and deeply clean the body, how fun (and necessary)!

The watery fluid called lymph starts out as blood plasma and is filtered by lymph nodes - surprise, we have over 600 of them throughout our body. Lymph nodes are like checkpoints that monitor and cleanse the lymph. White blood cells hang out here destroying foreign invaders in our body like bacteria and other harmful antigens. Once lymph passes through the nodes - all clean and sparkly - it's integrated back into the blood and circulatory system.


A well-functioning lymphatic system easily heals our cuts and scrapes, dismisses rouge and wonky cells and maintains the fluid levels in our body. It's important to keep it flowing!

Staying well hydrated is very helpful for keeping the lymphatic system moving. Another easy and accessible way is by manual stimulation, hello lymphatic massage! By manually moving lymph towards nodes, you're encouraging waste to be pushed out (no more stagnant pools of fluid hanging out below the eyes). 

Here at Health Hut, we love using tools like a Unakite Jasper Gua Sha for the face and a cactus bristle Dry Brush on the body to renew our body from the inside out. 


When a lymphatic massage is done on the face, it increases circulation by delivering oxygen around the skin which assists in the reduction of inflammation and puffiness. The result, when done consistently, is an all-over natural glow.

For those with sensitive skin, a gentle face massage can be done daily with a brush like Province Apothecary's Facial Dry Brush or with your fingers using light pressure. For a deeper massage, try Province Apothecary's Facial Cupping Set

The benefits of cupping are:

  • increases elasticity in the face
  • sculpts, tones, and firms sagging skin reducing the appearance of discolouration and fine lines
  • reduces puffiness and the appearance of dark circles
  • rejuvenates the look of dry, dehydrated, and devitalized skin
  • relaxes facial tension

We recommend finding a tool that you enjoy using daily, as consistency really is key. 


We know you'll want to try this out! Here are some helpful resources to begin integrating any one of the above tools into your daily routine:


For those with sensitive skin, finish your lymphatic facial massage with Tata Harper's BioBarrier Serum to fortify the skin barrier.

Working with acne-prone skin? Try Province Apothecary's Clear Skin Advanced Face Serum.

For mature or dry skin, nourish it with Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum




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