Lymphatic Massage

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03
Mar 2018

Why Lymphatic Massage Will Help Your Body

Just as history books are filled with unsung heroes, so are our own bodies. Woman Receiving A Lymphatic Massage On Neck

Take our kidneys for example. Sure we’ve all heard of them, but many don’t appreciate just how much they do.

They produce hormones, absorb minerals, filter blood and still find the time to produce urine.

Yet the role of our kidneys is often underrated when we think about their importance in our overall health and well being. The heart and our lungs steal that show rather well.

The same thing is true of our Lymphatic System, which is not only unsung, it’s also the least understood system in our body. No surprise there however because it is a sprawling and relatively complex structure. And a lymphatic massage is an easy way to give this system a kick start

What Is The Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic System is part of the circulatory system. It’s a network of delicate tubes that spaghetti themselves around our bodies.

These tubes Body Scrub To Kick Start Your Lymphatic Systemcarry a clear liquid called lymph. It’s chock-full of white blood cells that wear a mask and a cape (we like to imagine) and fight infection. They also destroy damaged or abnormal cells, like cancer cells for example. Hurrah!

Meanwhile, in our circulatory system, roughly 20 litres of blood are processed every day. During this process plasma is removed from the blood, while the blood cells are left to carry on and do their thing.

Seventeen litres of filtered plasma are reabsorbed directly into the blood vessels – but – three litres linger around as Interstitial Fluid.

If these daily three litres of ‘lost’ juice were to accumulate in the tissues between your organs then your body would be trouble.

Enter the lymphatic system.

The system’s little valveless extremities act like tiny little vacuums and allow these spare three litres of juice to re-enter your circulatory system. But first they have to pass through the strict filtering system of the lymph nodes and – if any bacteria, abnormal cells or viruses are found – the lymph nodes instruct the white blood cells to “Attack!”

Why We Love Massaging The Lymphatic System

Needless to say  that the Lymphatic System plays a super important role in protecting us from illness and disease and it does more Lymphatic Drainage Massage On A Womans Facebesides. It absorbs fats from our intestines too for example, and it has big brothers such as the spleen, the thymus, the tonsils and the adenoids.

To have a Lymphatic System that works well is paramount to our health and well being.

If you know the importance of the Lymphatic System – you can better appreciate how beneficial one of our favourite massages can be.

You can also help your lymphatic system with juicing and including some superfoods into your diet.

The Lymphatic Massage

Performed by an especially trained therapist, this massage is a slow and methodical process. It uses a directional technique designed specifically to guide fluids towards your lymph nodes. It calms the nervous system and provides therapeutic benefits as well. This style of massage:

  • Increase the efficiency of your lymphatic and circulatory systems
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Stimulates the circulation of lymph fluid around the body
  • Speeds up the elimination of wastes from a slow Lymphatic System
  • There are other tips on how to support your lymphatic system here
Who Lymphatic Massage Helps

A massage of the lymph system stimulates the entire body and boosts the immune Lymphatic Massage During Pregnancysystem which is beneficial to us all. Many clients say they feel ‘lighter’ in body and experience an increase in energy, too.

However, this style of massage is thought to be particularly helpful for those who have certain conditions or issues – for example:

During pregnancy: Lymphatic Massage provides relief when fluid retention strikes in the feet and legs.

For Healing: Post-surgically this massage helps relieve pain and reduce swelling and scarring. It is also very beneficial to those who are in recovery from injuries, sports injuries, respiratory complaints, infections, chronic fatigue and also for those who are physically inactive.

Skin problems: The ‘flushing’ effect of this massage brings about a clearer complexion and eases puffiness around the eyes.

Weak Immune System: If you have been sick more often than usual this season and feel that your immune system is compromised, then Lymphatic  Massage could be particularly helpful to you.

Hinders Fluid retention: Lymphatic Massage rids your body of excess fluid – so you will weigh slightly less afterwards due to its diuretic effect. Removing excess fluid can also improve circulation.

Helps with Rehab: The ‘flushing’ effect of the massage is particularly beneficial to those undertaking a detox plan. It also helps those striving to reduce or cease their intake of alcohol or who are going through the process of giving up smoking.

Lucky for you, our Ripple Massage therapists have many years experience in delivering Lymphatic  Massages. These massages help our clients maintain a healthy Lymphatic System and give them the best chance possible of avoiding more serious medical issues in the future.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ripple Massage
Ali Saoirse is the owner of Ripple Massage, Day Spa And Beauty, that is a mobile massage and beauty service in Australia. Operating for over 12 years, Ripple creates your own private day spa in your home or hotel. Ali is passionate about doing one thing well, making people happy and delivering a great