Are Your Lymphs Draining You?
Apr 07, 2011 02:02AM
If it wasn't for your lymphatic system, you would swell up like a balloon. Its impact is so far reaching that many aches and pains, low energy, fluid retention and even susceptibility to colds and flu may be due to a sluggish or congested lymph system.
The lymph system's function is to collect fluids and waste products from the spaces between the cells. This lymph fluid is filtered and cleaned so the circulatory system can dispose of the toxins.
Many things impact the efficiency of your lymph flow. Lymph node removal requires that lymph fluid find new pathways. Stress, fatigue, lack of physical activity, infection, and even aging can cause lymph circulation to become sluggish and congested.
There are several things you can do to help improve the flow of your lymph system. Regular exercise, increased fluid intake and deep breathing exercise will help. Or try utilizing the services of a licensed massage therapist trained in lymph drainage techniques.
Trish Myers is the owner of Professional Therapeutic Massage in Melbourne. She is a licensed massage therapist with extensive training in lymph drainage therapy. For more information call 321-750-4500.