The importance of the lymphatic system to continued good health
The lymphatic system is a secondary circulatory system comprised of the fluids and materials which are not drained and/or transported by the cardiac circulatory system. It is also a key and major portion of a properly functioning immune system.
While the circulatory system utilizes the heart as a large pump to push blood throughout the body, natural lymphatic circulation is dependent upon breathing, and body movement.
Injury, inactive life-style, disease, and other factors can result in impaired lymphatic circulation. When reduced circulation persists it can lead to a buildup of normal metabolic toxins in the tissues resulting in a sluggish feeling and/or recurring colds or flu due to a depressed immune system.
LDT stimulates this circulation of fluid in the tissues following the natural direction of lymph flow and encourages the body to return to its own natural state of health and well-being.
What are the benefits of receiving Lymph Drainage Therapy ?
The subtle maneuvers of LDT activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. It is shown that when these actions are accomplished, the results may be:
- Reduction in edemas (swelling) of various origins
- Detoxification of the body
- Regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds and wrinkles
- Relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations, including sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis
- Relief of chronic pain
- Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
- Antispastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonus and some forms of constipation
- Deep relaxation to aid in the reduction of insomnia, stress, loss of vitality and loss of memory
- Cellulite liberation
Lymph Drainage Sinus Relief Self-Care
This simple self-care exercise can aid in relieving a number of allergy related symptoms in under ten minutes.
Using a two-inch chip brush:
- Slowly and gently stroke three times in each area
- Fully releasing and pausing between each stroke