Reduce Water | Fluid Retention | Edema

The human body is made up of different elements including water. It plays an integral part in enhancing the body’s general health. This includes dissolving and promoting nutrient absorption. Drinking water also helps the body to get rid of toxins. However, with high water intake or excess water in the body, edema occurs. Water retention has become increasingly common. It can be temporary but in some cases, it becomes chronic and it exposes you to several health conditions.

How Do You Recognize or Diagnose Water Retention?

If you have any water or fluid retention issues in your hands, legs or any part of the body, you may suffer from different symptoms.

Do you experience:

  • Swelling extremities in any part of your body
  • Difficulty losing weight despite numerous exercises, improved diet and plans to lose weight
  • Difficulty in sleeping and back pain?
  • Feeling weighty or even bloated most of the day?
  • Unexplained weight and even hair loss over a short period?
  • Do you suspect edema whenever you press gently your ankle, foot or calf with steady pressure?

If you have any of these symptoms or suspect edema in any part of your body, a thorough evaluation is important. It helps to determine if the swelling or the symptoms you are experiencing are a result of water retention. Remember, there are different types of edema caused by water retention. This can lead to fluid retention in a specific area and is often associated with chronic headache, carpal tunnel syndrome, premenstrual syndrome and other related conditions.

Types of Water Retention

Generally, there are two types of water retention including generalized edema characterized by body swelling.

The other type is localized edema characterized by swelling in a specific part of the body. This can be a swollen leg, ankle, face or eyes in facial edema or the arm area. Lymphedema is also a type of localized edema with a buildup of fluids in the leg or arm following a closed or obstruction of the lymphatic make. You may suffer from lymphedema after breast cancer surgery and injury.

Symptoms of lymphedema include discoloration of the skin, heavy swollen arms or limbs, severe fatigue and in the long run, deformity of the affected arm or limb.

Root causes of Edema

There are different causes of water retention or edema. This includes

Poor diet-this is one of the major causes of water retention. When you take a lot of salt, sugar, or fat fluid foods the body will call need to retain water to dilute the contents.Lack of exercises or physical activities especially standing or sitting down for long hours even when free puts you at risk of edema. This is because body muscles do not get enough exercises leading to fluid buildup.

Excess insulin in the body often occurs due to too much-refined carbohydrates or sugars in the body. Being overweight also causes water retention as it affects the body’s normal functioning. It puts pressure on your veins and in the end, fluid buildup. Water retention is also common during pregnancy. It is common in the ankle areas and feet. Swelling may be gradual and as your pregnancy progresses, the swelling becomes quite notable and visible. Certain medications including those that reduce blood pressure and those used to treat type 2 diabetes can cause water retention. Different health conditions can lead to water retention in the body.

Heart disease, kidney disease and liver conditions may cause edema.

Therefore, when you notice any unexplained swelling in any part of your body or edema following an illness, it is time to get professional help for proper diagnosis. See a professional manual lymphatic drainage massage (MLD) expert or a general practitioner. A professional will advise on what should be done to help reduce water retention and restore your body’s natural beauty.


A doctor based on the information you provide can run some tests to determine whether you have water retention or not. Some of the common tests include

Ultrasound of the legs and the abdomenChest X-ray Urinalysis Liver and kidney function blood testsHeart rate results

Proper diagnosis is crucial in the treatment of edema. While the condition can be physically limiting, addressing the root cause plays a significant role in enhancing successful treatment.


Alternative Remedies

Shop for and wear compression stockings and personal products to promote fluid flow. Elevating the legs and body positioning item to ease symptoms. Proper diet and good nutrition and care days advice. Medications and managed muscles therapies such as Manual lymphatic drainage massage (MLD) service does help.


Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Service and how it can help

Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle massage that helps to manage edema. It promotes the flow of lymph fluids in different parts of the body. If you are suffering from lymphedema from cancer treatments, edema of the legs and fibromyalgia, this is the therapy for you.

The massage enhances the flow of water and lymph fluids through the high lymphatic system. As such, it forms a time treatment view program that includes:

Skin care – Exercises including supported swimming. Wearing of compression stockings and other garments and Lymphatic drainage massage.

While you can do the massage at home, it is more beneficial to seek professional services. An expert is trained in the field and understands about lymphatic massage. Today, there are many reputable medical spas, daily skin spas and healthcare facilities that offer this service. However, we pride in the fact that we are a qualified service provider that helps you to benefit from this unique treatment.


Benefits of Using Professional Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Service


Here’s a summary of MLD treatment benefits:

  • Reduces swelling and pain
  • Accelerates healing
  • Increases functional tissue ( i.e. skin replaces skin rather than a scar)
  • Decreases scar formation
  • Promotes soft, pliable tissues
  • Suitable for those with sensitive skin
  • Strengthen your body immunity

We hope to help you to lead a fulfilling life through professional massage. We simply give you a new lease of life. Whether water retention has caused you years of pain, stress has rendered you inactive in any way, our massage services will be a turning point in your life.

Why Face Of Blossom

We pride in 20 years of experience We have a qualified and competent principal therapist who understands all about Edema and its treatment. Our therapist has the best MLD training and has helped many clients through gentle, professional and therapeutic MLD massage for a healthy lifeWe are specialized and our massage helps to create a fluid balance in your body, enhance blood circulation and to boost your immunity. We do advise on specialized starts. We use the best stretching, cupping and compressing techniques. Just like many men and women, we help you to incorporate this massage into your wellness women and skincare routine. This is to help you to detox and enjoy the affordable aesthetic benefits of professional massage. The technique we use helps to reduce pain, promote digestion, balance hormones and get rid of other issues related to edema.

Therefore, if you are tired of water retention, its side effects, wondering if manual lymphatic drainage is good or best for you or you are simply looking for a way to revitalize your body, we are here for you. Our massage will help to reduce water retention that are second to none. Contact Face Of Blossom today.

Face Of Blossom has been established since 1995.
Our chief therapist Ms Annie graduated from Dr. Vodder School (International) practitioner training program. She has over 20 years of experience in MLD. 

(She specializes in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), Detoxifying Treatment, Diet & Nutrition)

  • Dr Vodder’s School International (Canada) – Advanced Body Course, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
  • Diploma International Cidesco (UK)
  • ITEC Diploma in Spa Treatments & Spa Management (UK)
  • Diploma in Diet & Nutrition
  • Laboratories Simone Mahler (Paris) -Certificate in Beauty Care & Cosmetics
  • Chan Tat Ming – Certificate of Professional Make-up
  • Aromatheraphy Remedial Therapy (UK)

Facebook Live sharing about Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Here’s a facebook live video by Ms Annie Lim (our Aesthetic Therapist – Manual Lymph Drainage).
She shared some benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
Language: Chinese with English subtitles