Your body’s lymphatic system is vital to maintaining your body’s fluid balance. It helps transport the fats and works along with the rest of the immune system to fight infections. The body’s capillaries, vessels, nodes, and ducts collect and transports lymph, which is a clear to slightly yellowish fluid, similar to the plasma in blood.
The main functions of the lymphatic system are:
- Removal of excess fluids from body tissues
- Absorption of fatty acids and transport fatty acids and fats as chyle from the digestive system
- Is the conductor of white blood cells to and from the lymph nodes into the bones
- Produces immune cells – lymphocytes, monocytes, and antibody-producing cells called plasma cells
What are the Lymphatic Organs?
The lymphoid organs assist the lymphatic system. These specific organs are:
Blocked Lymphatic System
How do I know if my lymphatic system is blocked? Here are some signs that indicate your system is not working correctly:
- Chronic fatigue
- Swollen lymph glands
- Brain fog
- Stubborn weight gain
- Foot issues
Having a regular massage promotes the healthy functioning of your lymph system by directly stimulating and relaxing your muscles. It flushes metabolic wastes and helps distribute nutrients to the body. Massage positively affects the cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, and immune system.
A massage therapist will use a very light pressure with long, gentle, rhythmic strokes, which increases the flow of lymph and reduce toxins in your body. The lymph system is part of your body’s immune system and helps fight infection. Lymph itself is a clear, slightly yellow fluid.
If you have fluid in your legs, a lymphatic massage can open the lymphatic vessels to let the excess fluid drain back up into the lymph nodes located in the groin. This allows fluid to drain.
Lymphatic drainage massage can benefit people who are experiencing the following conditions or disorders:
- Swelling or edema
- Skin disorders
- Digestive problems
Contact I Got Your Back Massage Therapy or call 727-772-0220 today to get a massage to relieve your symptoms.
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