The Lymphatic System The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory and immune system. It is a network of organs and vessels that carry a fluid called lymph. It works as a filter by moving lymph throughout the body and gathering and removing toxins.
The lymphatic system defends the body against disease. It drains waste and toxins from all the blood and cells of the body. It also absorbs lipids from intestines and transport them to the blood.
Our lymphatic systems become sluggish over time and weighed down with toxins, such as environmental, personal diet, alcohol, and caffeine. A proper functioning lymphatic system is essential in order to properly eliminate wastes.
The lymphatic system does not have a pump, like the blood system does, so lymphatic massage helps break up congestion and remove toxins from the body. The more toxins we release, the better we feel.
The Lymphatic Massage The massage is given by gentle rhythmic strokes that gently work on your lymphatic vessels to enhance and promote the flow of lymph fluid naturally throughout the tissues of your body. Through this very calming process following the natural flow of the lymph, fluid is prompted to move. The massage is done with the guest fully clothed. Wearing comfortable clothing, i.e. yoga clothing, tank tops, shorts, etc. is recommended.
Please note, it is possible to experience detox symptoms following a lymphatic massage, but drinking lots of water to help flush out the toxins will help decrease those effects. Floating after your massage is also a great way to minimize detox symptoms as the magnesium sulfate of the epsom salt helps to remove toxins from the body.
The Benefits Of Lymphatic Massage
Increase overall relaxation
Boosts and strengthens the immune system
Clears and break down congestion in the lymphatic system
Relieves retention of fluids
Increases energy and stamina
Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.