The perennial must-have in the world of beauty and wellness? Luxurious lymphatic drainage tools (read: miracle workers) that eliminate toxins and waste from our bodies. We’re all well-acquainted with the distress of waking up to a bloated face, or the post-flight swell that seizes our limbs. Here’s the good news: these struggles can be swiftly mitigated with an at-home lymphatic draining routine.
While a professional lymphatic massage could be ideal for the drainage of lymph nodes and the movement of fluids, it may not always be available at your beckon. Thus presents the beauty of these manual lymph massage instruments. Beyond the effectiveness of lymphatic drainage tools, the ease of usage makes a convincing case for their presence in our daily routine. Be it a handheld device or a full-body massager, these tools come in various shapes and sizes, providing long-lasting benefits with minimal effort.
From reducing inflammation and swelling to improving circulation and boosting immunity, these handy workers are our chosen warriors on the quest for a balanced body. Embrace the gentle, rhythmic pressure, as impurities are flushed out and your bodily’s optimal function ensues. Consider this your sign to usher in a brighter, healthier, and more radiant complexion, alongside a rejuvenated body with ease.
Here, Vogue curates the best lymphatic drainage tools to incite your journey towards better wellness.
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Ranavat Kansa Wand Detoxifying Facial Massage Tool
Drawing from ancient Ayurvedic wisdom, the Kansa wand and its signature copperhead harkens back to the Bronze Age when the metal was first fashioned into cups in Indian kitchens to purify drinking water. It is believed that copper, which contains all three doshas, pita (fire), vata (air) and kapha (water), unblocks chakra points and rebalances pH levels while amping up blood and oxygen flow for a luminous complexion. At the very least, this deeply relaxing wand works to undo tension and provide a subtle lift around heavy cheeks and tense jawlines. Ranavat’s wands are made in Rajasthan, India, by a family of craftsmen who boast 900 years of experience in bronze work.
Ranavat Kansa Wand Detoxifying Facial Massage Tool, $110, available at Ranavat
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Fields of Yarrow Tiger Bud Tool
Flat, traditional gua sha tools take practice and may not be accessible to everyone. Thankfully, these mushroom-shaped stones are the perfect way to introduce deeper, fluid strokes into the face for those who are better at clutching than pinching tools. Handcrafted from the tiger’s eye gemstone, count on this tool to help sculpt and lift contours while draining lymph and promoting circulation particularly around eye bags.
Fields of Yarrow Tiger Bud Tool, $51, available at Fields of Yarrow
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Omorovicza Cooling Derma-Globes
Nothing encourages gentle lymphatic massage to the face and neck like these delicate icy cool globes. Aesthetic as they are reviving, tenderly work them around your eyes, temples and facial features to instantly awaken, de-puff and stimulate skin. Sending chills of the best kind down the body, they leave a tightening and firming effect on the face and eyes.
Omorovicza Cooling Derma-Globes, US$156.50, available at Net-a-Porter
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Yina Bian Stone Gua Sha
The OG self-care ritual, gua sha is the ancient Chinese art of scraping the skin to move stagnant blood and toxins from the face and body in a bid to boost circulation and restore energy. Beyond offering a sharp and snatched visage, gua sha helps to drain, depuff and tone the fascia while releasing tension—its signature red flush on activated skin quickly dissipates for a healthy glow. Yina’s gua sha, which is made of Bian Shi (砭石), is a micro-crystalline stone with 30 minerals and trace elements which reportedly help to regenerate the mind and body. Apply your favourite oil or serum as a lubricant and be sure to gently open up lymphatic channels at the clavicles, neck, ears, temples and side of the nose before enjoying this relaxing, vitality-boosting stone.
Yina Bian Stone Gua Sha, US$85, available at Yina
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Angela Caglia Gold Cryo Facial Set
These 18-carat gold-plated marvels are a must for relaxing, at-home cryotherapy massages. A treat to wake up and revitalise fatigued or swollen features, these hefty, fluid-filled clubs assist in cooling the skin while soothing inflammation, undoing muscle tension and minimising the appearance of fine lines. When massaged around the nose and mid-face, they help to drain clogged sinuses while contouring the face. Best used chilled, fresh out of the fridge.
Angela Caglia Gold Cryo Facial Set, US$140.16, available at Net-a-Porter