When do you need lymphatic drainage?

You feel tired, stressed. You have heavy legs. You are pregnant. You are overweight. You are in a period of hormonal transition related to menopause.

Lymphatic drainage acts effectively against water retention, stress and venous return.

It is recommended to pregnant women who often have heavy legs because of the pressure exerted by the baby, their hormonal system and sitting at work.

Moreover, after a lymphatic drainage session, we often notice sleep improvement and a positive action on mood. Indeed, the drainage mimics the movements induced by the parasympatic system responsible for our internal functioning.

In case of swelling or rapid weight gain, do not hesitate to consult your doctor.

Lymphatic drainage at la Clinique Naturelle with Caroline Matthey (ASCA and RME), Fabienne Baudraz (ASCA) and Enzo Di Bisceglie (ASCA).

What is lymphatic drainage?

Lymphatic drainage is a gentle manual technique that respects the rhythm, direction and pressure of the lymphatic system. It stimulates the lymphatic system and therefore has positive effects on heavy legs and the evacuation, recovery and cleansing systems of the body (venous, digestive, skin, urinary and sleep). It helps to detoxify the body, while strengthening the immune system.

Manual lymphatic drainage is performed with the fingers and the palms of the hands on the whole body by varying the pressure.

drainage lymphatique

What does it feel like after a drainage?

Lymphatic drainage provides a feeling of well-being and lightness because the lymph has been drained towards the veins, the heart, and finally the urine. Indeed, the lymphatic circulation has been stimulated and the toxins are evacuated.

At the end of the drainage session, you may feel tired for a few minutes. This effect dissipates very quickly (our body being more sensitive to stress than to relaxation).

How to optimize the effects of drainage?

To facilitate the lymphatic drainage of our body, we accompany it with a good hydration and a balanced diet, but also with the practice of a regular physical activity such as brisk walking, swimming or any fitness activity in water. Thus, the intercellular cleansing is done properly.

What is lymph and what does it do?

Lymph is a colorless liquid that circulates through the lymphatic vessels due to the pulsating contractions of muscles and blood vessels. As a waste disposal system, it drains excess fluid, toxins and cellular debris.

Nodes located along the lymphatic vessels, especially in the groin folds, under the armpits and on each side of the neck, help filter the lymph and remove the toxins and debris it carries.

When lymph circulation is deficient, the body can become weakened and intoxicated, which can lead to various health problems: swelling of the limbs, premature aging, cellulite, heavy legs, stretch marks, etc.

Aesthetic effects of lymphatic drainage

  • Favors the elimination of cellulite and fatty deposits
  • Helps against overweight
  • Refines the legs and the stomach
  • Activates the circulation in the face and gives a “healthy glow” effect during facial draining
  • Fights against acne
  • Helps to fight against couperose and puffy face
  • Helps in the healing process

Therapeutic effects of lymphatic drainage

  • Regenerating effect, analgesic and relaxing action
  • Calming action on the neuro-vegetative system (parasympatic)
  • Improves the body’s defenses by promoting lymphatic flow
  • Relieves pain, congestion, inflammation and ulcers
  • Calms intestinal spasms and helps evacuation
  • In case of operation, lipo aspiration, it allows the body to evacuate the bruises and oedemas and accelerates the healing
(subscription valid for 1 year)


Our prices for lymphatic drainage changed on 1 January 2023. 

The subscriptions bought in 2022 will keep the 2022 prices.

Please see below explantation should you want to know more about this increase*.

One session
150 CHF

1 session lasts 1h00

Five sessions
700 CHF

5 sessions (5x1h)

Ten sessions
1300 CHF

10 sessions (10x1h)

*Over the past year, we have tried to absorb price increases from our suppliers.

But to be true to our values (continuing to source from our ethically selected and local suppliers), we have taken the decision to increase some of our prices.

The good news is that thanks to your loyalty, we have limited this increase to 2 of the 22 treatments we offer: Lymphatic Drainage and Colon Hydrology.

The hydrology, because it is a treatment that requires more equipment. This treatment is increased by CHF 5 (CHF 15/subscription).

Lymphatic drainage, because it is a therapy and not a relaxation treatment. We have therefore aligned it with the rates for manual therapies CHF 150 (it was CHF 140).

We know what an extra CHF 5 or CHF 10 can mean, especially when the complementary health insurance companies lower their coverage, so we have two solutions so that you can continue to take care of yourself at advantageous rates:

– Our subscription packages of 5 or 10 sessions for lymphatic drainage; and

– Our gift vouchers bought this year (and for the end of year celebrations) which will allow you to benefit in 2023 from the 2022 rates.

We hope you understand.

The Clinique Naturelle team