The lymphatic system plays a central role in the removal of metabolic waste. When the lymphatic flow is interrupted or becomes sluggish through lack of hydration, poor diet or inactivity, all other body systems are affected negatively. One way to kick start the lymphatic system and improve its efficiency is through lymphatic massage.
Lymphatic massage uses gentle, rhythmic strokes along the body to gently “pump” lymph manually through the body. Improvements in lymphatic flow improve the removal of waste from the body. In turn, these support the body’s ability to detoxify and increase its metabolic rate. The positive effects of this type of massage therapy range from reduced fluid retention to better pain management and an increased feeling of well-being.
Lymphatic massage also can have a positive effect on the nervous system and, therefore, support the body and mind in dealing with chronic conditions that are associated with the nervous system.