Holiday Detox: Use your lymphatic system for better health.

Starting a new year usually means starting a diet or exercise routine. Choosing which route to take or what activities are going to be right for you can be daunting. With so many fad diets and exercise routines out there, why not try a new routine of influencing your body though its immune system. The lymphatic system is a crucial component in health and wellness It is involved in all aspects of your body’s inner workings and carries out your body’s immune responses through channels that are similar to the circulatory system. The lymphatic system works along with the circulatory system to clean up the waste materials from your body that your blood vessels could not accommodate for. It is also able to absorb larger materials than the blood vessels are able. Attending to your lymphatic system can assist in reducing pain, managing swelling, weight loss, and will help you to restore balance and equilibrium to your body.

Learning to live with a lymphatic influence is easy and can be built into your already daily routines. Let’s take a look at a few key points of this great system.

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Finding Balance: Could you benefit from Manual Lymph Drainage…AKA Lymphatic Massage?

Finding Balance:Could you benefit from Manual Lymph Drainage…AKA Lymphatic Massage?

By Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT

Balance can have a great many meanings. It can be balancing a check book, balancing your tires, work-life balance, nutritional balance .Sometimes we need to look at how our body is balanced. Our blood, organs and tissues all have a certain amount of fluids, oxygen, blood, etc. that they require to keep them working properly. When there is too much or too little of those substances, systems can become burdened.

For those of us who find our systems lacking in balance by feeling too much pressures from inside your body or a feeling of constant inflammation or bloating, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a wellness therapy to consider. MLD is a technique that aims to support body’s fluid balance by utilizing a gentle yet stimulating hand technique to assist your lymphatic system in removing fluids that build up in our bodies and causes inflammation. It is a great tool for wellness as it relaxes your nervous system and leaves you feeling cleansed. While commonly known as a Lymphatic Massage, this skilled technique does not utilize kneading or rolling of muscles. It is a gentle movement of skin to stimulate the delicate vessels of the lymphatic system. Continue reading “Finding Balance: Could you benefit from Manual Lymph Drainage…AKA Lymphatic Massage?”