Did you know your lymphatic system is your primary defense against bacteria, viruses and fungus and is the secondary system of circulation in the body? Its proper functioning is critical to your body’s ability to…
- drain stagnant fluids
- detoxify and regenerate tissues
- filter out toxins and foreign substances
- maintain a healthy immune system
Lymph fluid is clear and contains nutrients and oxygen similar to blood but without the red and white corpuscles. Unlike the circulatory system, which has the pumping action of the heart to move fluids around, the lymph fluid relies on tiny little muscular units or vessels found throughout the entire body to propel the lymph flow.
The lymphatic vessels pick up waste and any excess fluid from around cells and transport it via the lymph vessels and nodes which filter it back into the general circulation. It’s a one-way shuttle, so lymph should only ever flow in one direction – away from the cells and towards the heart.
What Causes Poor Lymphatic Flow?
Many things can cause an inefficient lymphatic system but here is just the start.
- Lack of Exercise
- Poor diet
- Environmental or dietary pollutants
- Surgery and trauma
Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage
In essence, Lymph Drainage works to help re-circulate body fluids, stimulate the immune system and balance the autonomic nervous system. Many things are helped with Lymph Drainage – here are just a few...
- Chronic Pain
- Lyme's Disease
- Reduction of symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
- Edema or Swelling - including Lymphedema
- Relief of chronic or sub-acute inflammation such as eczema or allergies
- Regeneration of tissues from burns or pre and post-surgical scarring
- Aids insomnia, depression, stress, loss of memory or vitality
- Relieves spastic muscles
- Migraine Pain
How is Lymph Drainage Performed?
Lymph Drainage is a series of light touch hand placements in various places throughout the body. This helps get the flow moving in the proper direction. There are also some positional release postures to enhance the flow of fluid, reduce swelling in those particular areas and help the excess fluid to exit the body in the most efficient manner. The results are quick and effective!
How Much Do I Need?
Most people will notice improvements in their level of wellbeing after a treatment because lymphatic drainage has so many benefits. Much depends on the severity of the problem being addressed but many issues can be resolved within just a few sessions and then checking back in every so often.
Make the decision today to change your life!