Do you ever experience achy feet and joints, ankles swelling, bloating and gas, swollen glands, chronic colds, fatigue, arthritis, general swelling of the body, fibromyalgia, aching breasts during a period, allergies and headaches? If you are experiencing several of these symptoms your lymphatic system may be sluggish.
Our lymph system plays a very important role in our health and wellness and also immunity. It helps distribute nutrients throughout our body and also helps our body get rid of toxic waste material. and also keeps bodily fluids in balance. When the lymphatic system is out of balance, we can experience swelling or abnormal water retention. Lymph flow is important to maintaining good health, as the lymphatic system is an integral part of the immune system.
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The tonsils, spleen, thymus, and adenoids are the glands of the lymphatic system. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.
If you’re feeling a bit sluggish, experiencing mild to moderate swelling, or recovering from an injury or surgery, lymph massage combined with customized essential oils can reduce stagnation in the body and leave you feeling like a new person. Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) – is a highly specialized and gentle massage technique used to increase lymph flow and encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from the body tissues. This is very helpful if you want to cleanse and detoxify your body for renewed vitality, reduction of pain, and faster healing. MLD is deeply relaxing and also boosts the immune system.
It is important to see a therapist who is specifically trained to do MLD. If you have Lymphedema a qualified Lymphedema therapist can assist in the reduction of the swelling.
Linda-Anne Kahn HHP CLT-LANA, NCTMB, is an Internationally trained CIDESCO Beauty Therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Integrative Health Coach, and Dr. Vodder’s Lymphedema Therapist.