The Lymphatic System is little understood but it is a vital body system. It is our fluid waste system and forms part of our immune system. The fluid that flows through our Lymphatic System is what causes swelling. When we have a strain, like a sprained ankle when swelling occurs, it is our lymphatic system that produces that fluid/swelling. When you have a blister, it is lymph fluid in the blister. When you have puffy eyes, it's due to a build up of fluid from the lymphatic system. And, when you have surgery, it is lymphatic fluid that makes that swelling. It is also the amazing lymphatic system that gets rid of all that swelling too!
Unlike the circulatory system - our blood system - which has the heart to pump blood through our veins and arteries, the lymphatic system relies upon muscle movement to encourage lymph flow. The flow of the fluid through the vessels causes a muscular impulse in the lymphatic chambers, which propels the fluid further through the system. If we become stressed, or have a trauma - be it psychological, emotional or physical, our lymphatic system doesn't function as efficiently as it should. Lymphatic fluid accumulates and stagnate and we can become unwell. It is therefore important to keep moving, to exercise regularly and to drink plenty of water.
Lymphatic Massage is a very gentle form of massage. It uses rhythmic, pumping hand movements that stimulate the lymphatic system and encourage fluid into the lymphatic vessels and move it towards lymph nodes. Lymph nodes work like 'filtration stations' that filter out any rubbish like viruses and bacteria and produce immune cells. This is a continual process that keeps our skin and body healthy. Not only is Lymphatic Massage deeply relaxing, but it has myriad benefits, such as:
Immune system improvement,
Reduces swelling - particularly after injury or surgery
Reduces puffy eyes,
Helps with detoxing the tissues,
Helps with relaxation,
Makes you feel good,
Can be beneficial as a therapy during IVF
Beneficial in reducing symptoms of Lymes Disease and Fibromyalgia
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