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Lymphatic Drainage Facial: How To Find The Best One In Your City

lymphatic drainage facial massage by tscOK SO, this post has been such a long time coming. So many of you have reached out and asked me if I know a good lymphatic drainage specialist in your area.

There’s a secret to finding one….

The secret is….

There is no secret.

If you’re like me, you’re a huge enthusiast of getting facials. It’s the most productive hour of my day when I get one. I can lay there uninterrupted while I get my face massaged and work at the same time. I’d rather spend money on skin than clothes and handbags.

As I said, there’s no secret to the best lymphatic drainage facialist, but you need to find one you vibe with.

You need to find someone who has energy that you like. That’s number 1. They’re touching your face and in your space. You have to love their energy. ( Find someone who doesn’t want to talk your ear off and lets you have YOUR TIME – talk if you want, work if you want, be quiet if you want ).

If the place has great wifi, that’s a huge plus. I love if there’s a Starbucks nearby so I can hop on their wifi. If you find a spa next to a Starbucks, you’re golden.

Once you find a facialist, what you want to do is micromanage situation. I need to tell you guys- I don’t mean micromanage in a mean way. There’s nothing wrong with being specific. You’re not a bitch if you know exactly what you want. Explain what you want in a nice way. There’s just nothing wrong with that.

I travel a lot, and whenever I go on a plane I swell up like Violet from Willy Wonka. Yeah- total giant blueberry happening over here. Thanks jaw surgery. This means I go for lymphatic drainage all over the world, no matter what city I’m in.

Whether I’m in New York or Florida, this is exactly how I like my facial massage:

I really like to emphasize facial massage to whoever is doing my lymphatic drainage. You really need to drive this point because sometimes you can say it and they’ll only do the face for 5 minutes. I need 75% of the time to be focused on my face. Sometimes I’ll throw a little scalp massage in there too, if my hair hasn’t been freshly washed.

Tons of facial massage is the way to go-  up the face and down the neck ( it’s really important to go down the neck because you want to drain all the fluid they’re moving from your face ).

Brightening & tightening products please.

Gua sha tools, a jade roller, or cups for facial cupping are always welcome.

I ask them to use anything that’s cold too. Ice globes, an ice roller or a cryotherapy facial really gets me going.

I also love it when they heat my face up and cool it down at the end, but MOSTLY I ask them to just focus on lymphatic drainage- that means under the eyes and all around the face to rid me of puffiness.

When I walk in with 5 lbs of bloat in my face and walk out looking like Kylie Jenner in 2018, that’s an ideal facial lymphatic drainage massage.

It’s a huge bonus if they have relaxing oils, crystals and nice music. It’s important you like your environment, so scope it out before you commit to one facialist.

As you can see, there is no lymphatic drainage facialist I know in any area who is the absolute best- you just need to find someone with the energy & vibe that you love.

In life, I think there’s always creative angles and ways to get exactly what you want if you can communicate well.

Read more posts to get the whole scoop on lymphatic drainage and facial massage:

♡ my lymphatic drainage massage in Phuket

♡ my fascination with the lymph system

facial techniques for glowing skin

♡ why you need a facial and aftercare tips

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Ask me anything about micromanaging below. I’m happy to answer any questions.

If you are unable to go to a facialist for lymphatic drainage, I got ya covered. You can do it all for free, at home.

x, lauryn

+ at home facial tools I love: Clarisonic Uplift, jade roller, ice roller, gun sha tools.


  1. I’d love to try one of these facials! I currently have one of those gold pulsing facial massagers and it definitely helps de-puff my eyes and cheeks. It also feels like heaven!

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

  2. Every facialist I go to says “we dont do facial massages” its so so frustrating!!! Ive rried medi-spas, actual body massage places and zen spas. Ugh 🙁

  3. How do I find a good one in Orange County Costa Mesa new port beach area. I’ve been looking around online it seems hard to find. I’m pregnant as well

  4. I’m sure you’ve had it done in Miami! I am about to have my first baby any day now and I’m dying for some lymphatic massage. Where can you recommend?

  5. I am a flight attendant and travel with my jade roller religiously and I watched your video on YouTube.( on giving yourself a facial massage) Now I’m ready for a profesh! Thanks for just pushing this so much!!! Like I blow up too and I get an air baby.. but my face gets bloaty AF too! Thanks for this! So spot on and straight to the point ????

  6. I need one in Chicago or a suburb. I’ve never found one that does any of this ???

  7. If you are in San Diego, CA find me at Nowak Aesthetics and I’ll give you the best Hydrafacial with emphasis in lymphatic drainage using our cupping hand piece. Whether you want to chat it up or enjoy the silence. You’ll leave my treatment room looking like Kylie Jenner circa 2018😉

  8. Love love love your ice roller for my recent jaw surgery recovery!! Anybody you recommend in SF or Bay Area for facials? Spa? Lymphatic massage? Anything at all!? 💖💖💖

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