What is the Lymphatic System?
The important but mostly forgotten about body system.
The lymphatic system includes lymphatic vessels, which are similar to the circulatory system’s veins and capillaries. The vessels are connected to lymph nodes, where the lymph is filtered. The tonsils, adenoids, spleen and thymus are all part of the lymphatic system.
- It maintains the balance of fluid between the blood and tissues, known as fluid homeostasis.
- Important part of the body’s immune system
- Facilitates absorption of fats and fat-soluble nutrients in the digestive system.
Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Many people presume that detoxifying their bodies is to solely focus on their diets, but include a regular lymphatic massage routine and it can help towards achieving a full body detox.
1. Helps to improve mood and combat anxiety
Studies suggests that massages can help to improve mood. A 2004 meta-analysis of 37 studies found the greatest reductions of trait anxiety and depression with those who had massages.
2. Boosts body’s filtering system
It is noted that massage has the ability to stimulate the body’s natural cleansing processes as they can be slowed down from factors such as poor diet or insufficient exercise.
3. Can increase energy
The stimulation of the body’s circulation from massages can ensure that blood and lymph pumps around the body better. With better circulation, the more energy you can expect and the better your organs will function, especially eliminating toxins.
What is Pressotherapy?
Pressotherapy is a painless, non-invasive detoxifying and recovery treatment. A computer controlled air compression system inflates individual sections of a special multi-chambered garment, forcing toxins and fatty deposits into the circulatory system. This enhances extra-cellular fluid clearance, increasing blood flow to the heart and lymphatic system to filter and move. Pressotherapy can be up to 400 times stronger than a manual massage (but without pain or friction) and is consistent with it’s applied pressure.
Studies have shown benefits for people with:
- Cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure
- Congestive heart failure
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic fatigue
- Poor digestion
- Depression and mood
- Chronic muscle and joint pains