The Lymphatic System is an intricate network of tissues and organs that have the primary purpose of riding the body of waste, toxins, and other unwanted pollutants. To fulfill this purpose, the lymphatic system delivers lymph (a concentrated white blood cell fluid) throughout the body. White blood cells are the body’s microscopic warriors—attacking viruses and disease to help prevent you from getting sick. The tonsils, spleen, thymus, and adenoids are all part of the Lymphatic System.
If this system, or parts of it fail to any extent to carry out their purpose, then the body becomes susceptible to illness. Common causes for the Lymphatic System to fail can include stress, poor diet, and lack of activity. To help encourage the Lymphatic System to continue to work properly, many seek “Lymphatic Drainage”, which is much simpler than it sounds.
What Is Lymphatic Drainage?
Lymphatic Drainage is the stimulation, primarily through massage techniques, of the Lymphatic System. The massage of key areas of the body can help to promote the circulation of lymph (the white blood cell concentrated fluid) throughout the body.
By doing so, your massage therapist can help encourage the following benefits:
- Reduce swelling in joints or muscles
- Encourages the healing of scar tissues and injury
- Minimize arthritis pain and discomfort
- Promote skin health and reduce acne
- Reduce side effects of sinusitis and other sinus issues
- Improve overall circulation in the body; assisting with lower heart rate
- Reduce water retention
- Detoxify the body through removal of waste and toxins
- Boost the immune system with proper transfer of lymph
Our Lymphatic Drainage service is not recommended for those who are in post-surgery recovery.