Expert Tips for a Healthy Lymphatic System

What is the importance of the Lymphatic system?

Immunity – Supports your immunity by dealing with pathogens and cancer cells.

Fluid Balance – Rids your body of waste and fluids by running parallel to your circulatory system and maintaining your body’s fluid balance.

Nutrient Absorption – Absorbs fats, fat-soluble vitamins and proteins from your intestine, where you have intestinal lymph nodes.

Symptoms of stagnant lymph or lymphatic system problems can include:

  • Swelling of tissues (often happens in legs, hands, feet, and can happen in your arms as well, which may not be water and could be swelling of fatty tissue)
  • Pain – this could include fibromyalgia, the fat that is painful to the touch
  • Feeling of heaviness in your legs
  • Lymphedema (non-symmetric swelling of a limb, which occurs after some cancer treatments)
  • Fat disorders, like lipedema or Dercum’s disease
  • Circulatory problems (including venous insufficiency, spider veins, varicose veins)
  • Lower legs look purple
  • Loss of feeling in hands or feet
  • Edema (generalized water retention)

6 tips to help Lymphatic Flow

  • Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a gently rhythmical massage performed by a trained lymph therapist to detoxify and cleanse the connective tissue.This therapy flushes toxins and inflammatory wastes from the tissues.  MLD can help to reduce inflammation by reducing inflammatory cytokines.
  • Whole Body Vibration exercises are a proven way to combat lymphatic congestion. By stepping on to a Hypervibe whole body vibration machine you enhance the circulation of lymph throughout your body and help with detox and lymphatic flow.
  • Aromatherapy oils of Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint and Rosemary blended with Calophyllum will stimulate the flow of lymph – Varenya essential oils – Flow
  • Rebound for health Rebounding increases blood flow, stimulates the lymphatic system and may help improve balance, coordination, and overall motor skills.
  • Deep breathing will help the Healthy Lymphatic System lymphatics to flow and also calm the mind.
  • Exercise daily is the best way to keep your lymphatics moving.

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Linda-Anne Kahn CIDESCO HHP CLT-LANA NCTMB, CMT CCN  is an Internationally trained Beauty Therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Holistic Health Practitioner and Lymphedema Therapist. She is a Nationally Certified Massage therapist, State certified Esthetician and Certified Clinical Nutritionist.