It was Kathy Bates who said: “the study of the lymphatic system is poised to bring miracles for many diseases … lymphatic research is exciting, but it won’t mean much unless we also improve provider education and public awareness.”

And, frankly, we can’t agree with her more. Lymphatics education has been lacking across the globe. But at Chelsey Jean Lymphatics we’re working hard to improve practitioner education and increase awareness across Australia.

And here’s how we’re making that possible.

The glymphatic system: uncovered

The glymphatic system is a fascinating part of your body, it’s like a waste disposal and recycling service for your brain! But this system is often overlooked – which is surprising considering how many facial massages and “wrinkle-free” solutions there are out there today.

In fact, glymphatic health is actually closely linked to retaining that “youthful, glowing” look. To enjoy skin elasticity and, more so, to retain a healthy and active brain as you grow.

The glymphatic system works to clear out waste and toxins that accumulate in your brain network during the day. It’s essentially your brain’s version of the lymphatic system.

While you’re awake, your brain cells produce waste as a byproduct of their normal function.

And, when you sleep, the glymphatic system kicks into gear. It uses cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) – a clear, water-like fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord – to flush this waste from your brain. Think of it like a nighttime cleaning crew that comes in when the brain is quiet, and gets the job done.

This CSF flows through the spaces between your brain cells, picking up waste and carrying it away to be broken down and removed from the body.

But why is it so important? It all comes down to maintaining a healthy brain. Just like the lymphatic system, it’s important for this waste to be able to move through the necessary areas. It helps remove proteins and other toxins that can potentially lead to disease, such as Alzheimers.

More so, a good night’s sleep helps to ensure this system works well, which is just one reason why sleep is so important for overall health.

Why a glymphatic facial massage can be so beneficial

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So if the glymphatic system does its magic, you might be wondering why glymphatic facial massages are such an important part of staying healthy. But, like any system, things can get clogged, blocked, and it’s always nice to give your body a quick boost, a reset, and ensure it’s functioning properly.

A glymphatic facial massage blends relaxation techniques with the idea of better drainage, to offer benefits such as:

Improved lymphatic drainage

Just like the glymphatic system helps clear waste from the brain, the lymphatic system does this for the rest of your body – including your face. That’s right, the glymphatic and lymphatic systems are connected. In fact, the glymphatic system drains into the peripheral lymphatic system, making both of them equally important in overall health, circulation, wellbeing and more.

A facial massage can work to encourage the removal of excess fluid and waste products from facial tissues. Just think about how relaxed and rejuvenated you feel after using a Gua Sha or a face roller … It’s the exact same process of directing that waste through the system and getting it in the right direction. From there, your lymphatic system is able to continue to drain this through your body, ensuring proper drainage through your whole system.

Increased relaxation

Facial massages are inherently relaxing – there’s a reason they’re often considered a luxury. By reducing tension in the facial muscles, you can experience alleviated stress and promote a feeling of overall well-being. Additionally, this stress reduction can further support the glymphatic system, as it’s crucial for healthy sleep. And healthy sleep is essential for optimal glymphatic function. It’s a win-win, really!

Enhance skin health

By improving circulation and lymphatic drainage, a glymphatic facial massage helps to deliver more nutrients to the skin while speeding up the removal of toxins. This can lead to clear, more radiant skin – even reducing the prevalence of breakouts for those with acne-prone skin. Plus, it’s super beneficial for reducing wrinkles and retaining skin elasticity!

Support for brain health

Due to the removal of toxins associated with the glymphatic system, facial massages can actively work to support brain health. When build-up occurs in this system, it can manifest as depression, and a build-up of amyloid protein is also associated with Parkinson’s disease, stroke, as well as other age-related memory and cognitive decline.

A glymphatic massage can give you the boost to think more clearly, sleep better, have a better memory and improve your overall brain health and happiness.

And we all know how important a happy brain is …

Glymphatic facial massages with Chelsey Jean Lymphatics

At Chelsey Jean Lymphatics, we care about your lymphatic system, and that includes your glymphatic system too. Because all roads lead to the lymph! We have a wide variety of solutions for both at-home and in-clinic glymphatic drainage.

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You can pop in for a variety of glymphatic facial treatments, which can be super beneficial in not only boosting your system and giving you relief, but also teaching you the correct way to massage your face at home.

Yep – that’s right, we also have products ideal for at-home use. So you can ensure you’re taking proper care of your glymphatic system, even if you can’t make it in for a session.

Our FACEbiotics Cream was created to deliver a powerful, anti-aging and glymphatic face moisturiser all in one. The combination of signature ingredients of Hyaluronic Acid, Bilberry, Aloe Vera and Lactococcus Ferment Lysate is all you need to feel smooth, fresh and confident in your own skin.

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It’s the perfect tool to use alongside an at-home glymphatic facial massage. And if you’re wondering how … Here’s a quick and free video guide of the lymphatic queen herself showing us how!

Making it easier than ever for you to take care of glymphatic, and lymphatic health, all from the comfort of your home!

Because remember – all roads lead to the lymph. And when it comes to a happy body, a happy brain, and a happy life? You’ll want to take good care of both your lymphatic and glymphatic system wherever possible! If you’d like to take back control of your health through lymphatics, we encourage you to learn more today.