How Does the Lymphatic System Work?

The lymphatic system works in tandem with your body’s immune system to keep your body healthy and functional. Without a proper functioning lymphatic system, your body is prone to illness, fatigue, and disease. However, when your lymphatic system is stimulated, you will have more energy, improved circulation, and a healthier immune system to fight off toxins and prevent disease!

The Mechanics
The lymphatic system is made up of vessels and organs throughout the body that transport a clear fluid called lymph through your lymph nodes for filtration and then back into your bloodstream. Lymph carries excess proteins and white blood cells through the body and can easily pick up bacteria and toxins along the way. In the lymph nodes, debris and bacteria are filtered out and cellular waste is removed. The buildup of this excess gunk in your lymph nodes can cause inflammation, fatigue, headaches, allergies, and muscle pain, among other symptoms.

Why It’s Important
Whether you are experiencing these unpleasant symptoms or not, it is important to maintain your lymphatic health so that your cells can eliminate waste and prevent disease the way they should, keeping you healthy and happy.

The first step in improving lymphatic health is to clear out as many impurities as possible with a Full Body Lymphatic Massage at Fluid Factor. Our therapies will improve your overall lymph production and promote relaxation, healing, and healthy circulation. For suggestions on ways you can maintain a healthy lymphatic and immune system at home, see our post on Foods That Boost Immunity.

Powerful Preparation and Recovery Tool
Lymphatic massage also prepares your body prior to surgeries, attempting pregnancy, or beginning fertility treatments. This therapy helps to clear the system after any medical procedure that puts a high concentration of medications into your system. Whether you receive a lymphatic massage before a surgical procedure, to aid in recovery, or just to promote your health and wellness, it will help get you back on track and in the proper flow for wellness.

How it helps those with Lymphedema
Lymphedema clients can find some relief and learn how to maintain or slightly reduce the volume in the effected area. Fluid Factor’s Certified Lymphatic Therapists work with you to reach your wellness goals. Starting with a Full Body Lymphatic Massage for assessment. When you purchase a treatment series, we create a treatment protocol just for you that will get you on track for improved wellness and ease of care. Measurement monitoring, training and education for your best care, direction on everything that completes your care and we are always available to ask questions when you have them.

Contact us for more information, click here, or call today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you to achieve your lifestyle and health goals.

– Anita Bakke, LMT, CDT