Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic massage was developed during the 1930s and it was used to treat things like sinus infections, and acne. It is now used to treat things like oedema, arthritis and sports injuries. This type of massage targets the lymph system which relies on muscle movement to move the lymph around. It helps to remove excess fluid from the muscles and joints. The object of lymphatic massage is to make the body function more efficiently.

Lymph flow is a lot like blood flow except that it depends on muscle movement to get around the body. Lymph is collected from excess fluid between tissue cells where it is pushed out into the lymph capillaries. The lymph system works like a drainage network, escorting toxins out of the body. After filtering the lymph moves through the lymph vessels, eventually returning to the venous system.

Lymph also transports lipids and vitamins There are things that help the lymph system work more efficiently. They include a good diet, rest and sleep and activity or exercise to keep the lymph moving.

Some of the benefits of lymphatic massage are as follows:

  • Removing metabolic waste
  • Assisting in removing excess fluid from the cells
  • Helping to move toxins out of the body
  • Moving excess proteins from the cells to the blood stream
  • Assisting the body in providing immunity by preventing the build-up of toxins

For more valuable information on other health tips please visit my website at www.DoriWhiteMassageTherapy.com

Dori White, LMT Since 1998

Dori White - Founder & Owner of Cupping Portland

Dori White - Co-Owner & Founder of Portland Wellness Professionals

This blog was written and adapted  for Dori White, LMT  by Herbalist Valerie Lull, MH. To read Valerie’s blog ‘Simple Ways to Stay Healthy’ go to www.vallull.blogspot.com

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