How Does Massage Therapy Aid In The Lymphatic System?Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
It is proven that massage therapy is a great way to help with circulation and move lymphatic fluid.
When lymph nodes are stimulated they release inflammatory agents that fight infection and stimulate the immune system; this is done by massaging the skin in slow, circular motions up and down the body which helps with the lymphatic drainage of your entire body.
The massage therapist will place their hands on the skin in a continuous motion for several minutes, which allows the lymphatic fluid to move freely and slowly through the lymph nodes.
Swollen lymph nodes are another symptom of lymphedema. A massage therapist will use gentle pressure near swollen lymph nodes to help alleviate pain caused by excess fluid build-up.
What is the lymphatic system and how does it work?
The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels and glands that help to remove toxins from the body. The system includes organs like the spleen, tonsils, thymus gland, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. The fluid that flows through these vessels carries white blood cells that fight infection as well as other types of immune cells (like B-cells) which stimulate antibody production. It also provides nutrients to our tissues and regulates our immune response. Lymph flow can be inhibited by things like stress or injury which can lead to inflammation in various parts of the body including joints or muscles; this is often called “tension”. When massage therapy is done on the abdomen it promotes circulation in this area which helps move fluids throughout your entire body!
What is lymphedema?
Lymphedema is a chronic condition caused by the build-up of lymph fluid in any part of the body. This build-up can occur because lymph nodes or vessels have been removed or damaged, or because there is a blockage in the lymphatic system. The most common cause of lymphedema, however, is poor circulation.
Most people with lymphedema have only minor symptoms that cause little or no discomfort. Some do not even know they have it.
However, for some people the was of fluid build-up is more severe which means greater chances of swelling or pain in their arms, legs, or other parts of their bodies.
Tips for maintaining a healthy lymphatic system
Here is what we recommend:
- Maintain good posture so that the lymphatic fluid can move through your lymph nodes easily.
- Exercise regularly to increase blood flow and speed up the movement of lymphatic fluids.
- Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. This will help keep your immune system strong and prevent illness.
Contact Back To Basics massage studio today!
It’s time to schedule your lymphatic drainage massage! Lymph nodes are the worker bees of the body, collecting fluids and toxins that have built up in tissues. The process is crucial for maintaining overall health because it helps cleanse these substances from our bodies before they can cause illness or disease. If you want to learn more about how this system works, consult with a professional who specializes in lymphatic drainage massage today! Call us at 806-322-3706 today!