Lymphatic drainage massage can ease the symptoms of allergies, menstrual cramps, sinusitis, colds and other viruses. It also promotes healing of scar tissue and is often recommended as part of post-surgical recovery.
Your lymphatic system is key to your overall health. Among other things, it produces monocytes and lymphocytes, the cells that are a part of your immune system.
Lymph vessels, bundles of cells known as lymph nodes, and certain organs make up your lymphatic system, and lymph fluid runs through it. Lymphatic fluid serves two functions, both delivering nutrients to cells, and clearing metabolic waste and foreign objects from them.
When lymph fluid isn’t properly circulating through your system, your lymph nodes and surrounding tissue may become swollen, and your body becomes more susceptible to infection. During a lymphatic drainage massage, I use gentle, rhythmic movements to improve circulation and release toxins that can accumulate in your lymphatic tissue. It’s really a holistic way to maintain or boost your overall health.
The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to drain stagnant fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and foreign substances, and maintain a healthy immune system. Unlike the circulatory system, which uses the pumping of the heart to circulate it’s blood flow, lymph vessels rely upon hundreds of tiny muscular unit (lymphangions) to propel lymph (proteins, toxins, hormones, fatty acids, etc.) Compromised lymphatic system may open way to physical ailments and hasten the aging process. Lymphatic drainage is a hands-on specialty technique designed to attain and sustain proper functioning of the human fluid system.