The importance of your lymphatic system is ignored by most because the lack of information. Our lymph system supports your immune system and overall health. If you must know one thing about the the lymph system, is that it relies on our movement. Unlike the cardiovascular system with the heart automatically pumping fluid, the lymph system relies on our body movements as a pump.
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues, vessels and organs that work together to move lymph back into the bloodstream as part of the body’s immune system.
The lymphatic system, a system of lymph fluid and lymph nodes, is vital for
- Elimination of toxins. The lymphatic system can be aptly described as the garbage disposal of the body and is responsible for filtering and eliminating toxins.
- The immune system. The lymph nodes house a high concentration of white blood cells that increase when the body is fighting off illness or infection.
- Weight loss and weight management. Toxicity is a huge part of the weight loss puzzle. If you don’t support your lymph system, you will have even more trouble losing weight and gaining muscle tone.
Here are some ways you can support your lymph system between professional Lymphatic Enhancement Therapy:
- Rebounding – Just get on a mini trampoline for 5-10 minutes each day. The bouncing helps pump and decongest the lymphatic fluid in the entire body. It’s simple but profound way to support the lymphatic system.
- Infrared Sauna Therapy – Sauna therapy allows the body to sweat while in parasympathetic nervous system mode, so toxins are being sweated out. The circulation/release of toxins, the regeneration of tissues, and the heat all work together to improve lymphatic flow.
- Walking- Is a way to move not just your cardiovascular system but also stimulate the lymph system without the need of exercise equipment.
- Legs Up The Wall- This is an easy pose most agile people can implement, laying on the floor against a wall and raising your legs up for at least 20 minutes. This position reverses the flow of gravity in your legs, you circulate the lymphatic fluid and encourage the elimination of toxins.
- Lymphatic drainage massage– This is a manual lymphatic drainage or technical procedure that with the aid of a licensed massage therapist will aid the stimulation of the lymph fluids. Since lymph nodes are close to the surface of the skin, it only requires a light touch – not deep tissue work – to activate the lymphatic system.
- Dry Skin Brushing– This process requires just a few minutes before your shower and stimulates lymphatic flow. You simply brush your body with a stiff, dry brush like this one, and this activates the lymphatic system.
For now the above are some of the ways we recommend you aid your body and health! We at Lymphatic Massage of Florida specialized in Lymphatic Enhancement Technology for a more deep and non invasive way to stimulate the function of the lymph fluids.