Baden-Baden, Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Posted on May 29, 2016 at 5:40 AM

A couple of weeks ago, when I revisited the beautiful spa town of Baden-Baden, (located in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany,) where I studied esthetics many years ago, I had a chance to indulge myself in the pools of the “Caracalla Spa".  


You will find there plenty of rooms to relax and unwind in the spacious indoor and extensive outdoor areas.The temperature of the curative thermal water ranges from 18 to 38°C and it is very rich in minerals. In addition to the attractive pools, there are relaxing aroma steam baths, different saunas ranging from 65 to 95°C, and indoor and outdoor pools with massage jets. It is truly a unique relaxing and refreshing experience.

While trying these massage jets, the neck shower jets (also good for tired muscles, cellulite) and the bubble seats/beds, it came to my mind to write about “lymphatic drainage”. These jets are in fact one good way to stimulate our lymph flow! Stimulated lymph flow helps to get rid of toxins and excess fluid, so that we have a healthier body and skin.


The other way to stimulate our lymph flow is trough massage. I was trained to do the facial lymphatic massage in N.Y. by the “Dr.Vodder Method”, which is a very specific form of lymphatic massage. When choosing this specific facial treatment, you will experience a gently massage of your face which will help to improve the lymph flow. And when lymph is moving freely in the face, you'll have clearer and healthier skin, without a buildup of toxins and fluids. 1 1/2 hour Treatment €105.00

Lymphatic massage, also called lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage, is a technique developed in Germany for treatment of lymphedema, also known as lymphatic obstruction. The lymph is a whitish liquid flowing throughout our body inside lymph vessels, collecting wastes and toxins that cannot be absorbed through the blood capillary vessels.

The lymphatic massage is a very delicate, light form of massage favoring the lymph flow. It is based on light, rhythmic and constant movements, only touching the skin with an almost non-perceptible pressure. The rhythm, pressure and motion of lymph drainage massages work together to reduce pain, stress and to promote general vitality and well-being. It is truly a very relaxing experience! The massage starts from the neck/décolletage towards the ears, following from the center of the face towards the lateral areas, always finishing with a light pressure on the ears and temples.The finishing in this area is from the forehead to the neck.

It is highly recommended for the following conditions:

- Acne: the skin is inflamed, accompanied generally by liquid retained amongst the skin cells. The draining effect of this technique decreases gradually the inflammation and the edemas, favoring a faster cure.

- Couperose skin: is due to an alteration of the peripheral circulation of the face, especially on cheeks, nose and chin.

- Before and after facial surgery: lymph drainage is effective for getting rid of edemas and hematomas and boosting tissue regeneration following a surgery.

Results: improved Immune system and extraordinary Relaxation!  


I hope you will have a chance to try it one day!

Prost,Cheers,To your health and well-being with a good German Beer!   


Categories: Facial Treatments