The Lymphatic System

 

The lymphatic system acts as a drainage system that transports fluid from body tissues into the blood circulation, contains white blood cells called lymphocytes, which fight infection and gets rid of waste products produced by cells.

How the lymphatic system works

Lymph fluid normally flows through the network of lymph vessels that connect to a group of lymph nodes. The nodes act as a filter, destroying or trapping anything harmful that the body doesn’t need. The lymph nodes contain white blood cells (lymphocytes), which attack and break down bacteria, viruses, damaged cells or cancer cells.

Waste products and the destroyed bacteria are then carried in the lymph fluid back into the bloodstream and are removed from the body with other body waste.

Lymph nodes sometimes trap bacteria or viruses that they cannot destroy straight away. When you have an infection, lymph nodes often swell and become tender and sore to touch as they fight infection.

If you suffer from any of the following, it may be a sign your lymphatic system is clogged and needs some help:

  • Foggy Brain
  • Skin conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Excess weight or cellulite
  • Headaches
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sinus infections
  • Digestive disorders

Lymphatic massage, or “Manual lymphatic drainage” is a powerful, natural, and effective way to flush lymphatic fluid out of the body.   Consider adding massage therapy to your routine to promote overall wellness and prevent future ailments. Just like dental checkups prevent tooth decay, including Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage into your routine may help to prevent many of the physical and emotional stresses that occur on the body!