Immune Support and Tissue Cleansing
The Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system is one of the three fluid circulatory systems of the body. The other two are the blood circulation and the cerebrospinal fluid circulation. The lymphatics consists of a system of ducts and vessels, the lymph nodes and the lymph fluid. The main work of the lymphatic system is to drain the tissues, return tissue fluids back into circulation, and remove metabolic waste products, proteins, and toxins that have built up in the tissues.
Most people have heard of or felt "swollen glands" in the neck. These "glands" are lymph nodes that become congested due to build up of toxic waste in the tissues and lack of circulation of the blood and lymph fluid. This lack of circulation is also apparent as sluggishness, puffiness, congestion, and swelling; it often accompanies colds, flus, sinusitis, earache, allergies, sore throat, hay fever, inflammation, pain, and other toxic, congestive conditions.
Lymphatic Massage is a form of massage that consists of special strokes that "pump" the fluid through the lymph vessels and lymph nodes. This helps reduce swelling, congestion and helps cleanse the tissues of toxins. Typical lymphatic strokes are slow, light, gentle yet firm. Lymph reflex points are often stimulated to assist tissue drainage. The recipient of a lymphatic massage usually feels clear, light, and energetic, less congested and less pain.
Lymphatic massage can help restore metabolic balance, assist tissue fluid circulation, detoxify and cleanse, reduce swelling, decrease pain, increase immune function, reduce sinus congestion and support weight loss. It is very helpful for children and adults with chronic ear infections, sinusitis, sore throat, edema, inflammation, circulatory problems, and toxic buildup.
Detoxification, seasonal cleansing, colds, flu, childhood infections, weight loss, and pain relief..
Lymphatic cancer, leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, lymphoma. Cancer patients may safely receive Lymphatic Massage since it is beneficial like therapeutic or Swedish massage, but it is a good idea to consult with your physician.
Note: Healing Waters Clinic refers mastectomy cases with severe swelling to practitioners of Vodder's or other Manual Lymph Drainage techniques.
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