Think about a usual routine checkup with your primary physician. One of the first things they’ll usually do is reach for your neck and feel around. What are they looking for, and why?
Let’s look at what your lymphatic system is about. It doesn’t get much credit, but it’s extremely important for our overall health.
The lymphatic system is a complicated filtration network that helps our bodies get rid of toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials - including bacteria and even cancer cells. Similar to how blood vessels carry and transport blood throughout the body, we also have lymph vessels that carry lymph throughout the body. What’s lymph, you ask?
Coming from a latin word that means “water-like,” lymph is a colorless fluid that contains lots of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These powerful cells attack infections and help out our immune system.
Along the lymph vessels, you’ll find lymph nodes (also called lymph glands) which are small bean-shaped glands that can be stimulated via lymphatic drainage massages using our one-of-a-kind tool. Take a moment and actually feel around your neck, under your leg around the knee, around your groin and pelvis, under your arm. You might be able to actually feel those bean-shaped lymph glands!
The lymphatic system has three main jobs:
Clear and filter lymph fluid.
Attack and collect toxins to remove from your body.
Transport fat that is too big to be carried by blood vessels
Our signature Lymphatic Drainage Body Tool literally assists in moving and draining lymph fluid, which helps your lymphatic system perform at it’s best. Fluid tends to collect faster in some areas (armpits, the thighs, pelvis, neck) more than others, which is where at-home massages come in handy. A consistent daily practice allows you to focus on these areas and ensure things are constantly flowing in the right direction.
When your lymph nodes are filled with lymph fluid, they literally swell up - your body will feel it as inflammation. Have you ever noticed your legs feel heavy, maybe a little painful? If they’re swollen enough, certain movements might even be hindered in your body.
Taking it back to routine checkups, this is exactly what your doctor is looking for when he or she feels your neck - swollen lymph nodes! Indicating that the glands are filled with toxins and bacteria, inflamed lymph nodes are usually an early sign of illness in the body.
Unlike our circulatory system, the lymphatic system has no “pump” to keep the filtration process constantly going. It relies on gravity, movement, breath work, and overall lifestyle choices to keep flowing. If you sit all day long for work, you definitely need our lymphatic drainage body tool in your life!
Fortunately, we can support the lymphatic system with some hands-on work. Lymphatic Drainage Massages are the latest wellness trend to go mainstream, but they aren’t b*llsh*t by no means. They provide manual, physical stimulation and help move, drain, and metabolize lymph fluid running throughout your body.
Still don’t buy it? Well, you should know certain surgeries actually force surgeons to remove lymph nodes, and part of post-op recovery requires patients to receive lymphatic drainage massages. Missing lymph nodes can cause dangerous levels of swelling and inflammation in post-op patients. These massages ensure your lymphatic system keeps running properly, manually stepping in for those lymph glands that had to be removed.
However, don’t be fooled into thinking your lymphatic system only needs attention when you’re older or if you’re scheduled to have a surgery. Every single one of us can benefit immensely from giving our lymphatic system some attention on a daily basis.
Now that you know how it works, you’ll be able to better understand the benefits behind using our Lymphatic Drainage Body Tool:
- Activates circulation
- Reduces inflammation
- Drains excess lymph fluid
- Supports your immune system by attacking infections
- Reduces appearance of cellulite
- Decreases muscle fatigue and spasms, helping recovery
- Stimulates parasympathetic nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety