December 8, 2023

Countless experts and celebrities swear by it, but what is lymphatic drainage and does it have any real beauty benefits? Since January 2022, Treatwell has seen a 41% uptake in bookings for lymphatic drainage massage – meaning it’s become one of the most sought-after treatments for summer. We’ve quizzed the experts to find out why. 

Manual lymphatic drainage is a beauty treatment that specifically targets the lymphatic system (hence the name). “The lymphatic system is a network of tissues, vessels, and organs that forms part of the body’s immune system,” explains Sana Kirse, expert therapist at Neville Hair & Beauty (opens in new tab). “It essentially acts as a one-way drainage system that moves fluid (aka lymph) from body tissue into blood circulation,” she continues.