The human body’s defense against infections and diseases is the lymphatic system. Its functions are vital to our health. At times when the lymphatic system is not performing at its best, the lymphatic drainage treatment can help your body heal itself. We will discuss the importance and the functions of the lymphatic system, and the benefits of the lymphatic drainage therapy.
Lymphatic Drainage’s Importance
The lymphatic drainage is a very important function to keep the body healthy. When the lymphatic system encounters problems with the drainage, the body’s immunity is compromised.
In a situation where the lymphatic vessels or nodes are not functioning well or are missing, the mixture of fluid (described above) cannot flow smoothly. This is detrimental to a person’s health. As it gets stranded in a certain area, and the concerned tissue starts to swell. This is lymphedema. The mixture of fluids contains the food for the cells. If it remains in the tissue for a long time, oxygen cannot be transported from the bloodstream to the cells. This inhibits wound healing.
If the tissue continues to swell and is not treated, it can harden, or lead to weakening of skin or loss of movement in the concerned area.
Besides lymphedema, there is another disease that takes place when the lymphatic system is malfunctioning. Lymphagitis happens during a bacterial infection. As the tissues swell, the lymphatic vessels also swells. It also leads to inflammation of the lymphatic vessels. If this remains untreated, infection might spread throughout the body. Treatment usually includes antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, and pain killers.
The worst case scenario of problematic lymphatic drainage is lymphoma which is a type of cancer. Patients with lymphoma are more prone to infections because their immune system is damaged. Symptoms include headaches, night sweats, and sudden and unexplainable weight loss.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
This therapy encourages an increase of the rate of flow of the lymph. This, in effect, improves the immune system because more foreign materials that are detrimental to a person’s health are removed in the nodes. Increase in the rate of lymph flow is also claimed to stimulate the production of immune cells.
The lymphatic drainage method involves specific light strokes to push the lymph through the system, helping the drainage take place normally.
This therapy is helpful to people with lymphedema, or injuries. It also helps in scar formation as it heals the lymph vessels that have been destroyed.
Benefits! Who Should Get It?
- Feeling tired and low in energy, sick and fatigued body
- Athletes, chronic fatigue sufferers
- Swollen, heavy and edematose feet
- Healing after surgery for surgical patients
- Improved Immune System
- Clearer, healthier skin
- Against cellulite
- Acne and couperisis
Our therapists are also well versed in facial lymphatic massage through Facial Gua Sha. She will gently massage your face to help improve the flow of lymph. When lymph is detoxified, the face will become clearer and healthier due to elimination in buildup of toxins and fluids.
The human body is amazing because it can heal itself. There is nothing better than going the natural way. So, if you want to heal the natural way without all the side effects synthetic medications give, stimulate your body for a self healing effect with our lymphatic drainage therapy.