What is the Lymphatic System Made of?
The Lymphatic system is made up of lymphatic vessels, lymph fluid, and lymphoid tissues and organs.
What Exactly Does Our Lymphatic System Do?
The lymphatic system is a one-way path from the interstitial tissues back to the circulatory system. There are three primary functions of the lymphatic system as listed below:
- To produce, maintain and distribute lymphocytes which defend the body against infection
- To facilitate excess interstitial fluid movement from the tissues to the blood, which maintains normal blood volume while also preventing the development of edema
- To transport nutrients, hormones, lipids and waste products from their tissue of origin to the venous circulatory system.
Hydration & Nutrition
In preparation for Phyto5 Lymphatic drainage sessions, clients are encouraged to drink enough water daily for the two days leading up to the scheduled session. Also its important to eat lightly on the day of your appointment prior to your session and afterwards.
The client will be in a reclined position on a massage table. The room and table will be private, warm and comfortable for our clients maximum relaxation experience. Positioning may be different depending on body area treated and the specific treatment protocol, for example the head is elevated during facial and lymphatic drainage protocol.
Sample of Reasons for Scheduling Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Chronic Venous insufficiency
Pre-and post operative
Inflammatory joint disease
Chronic Fatigue syndrome
Pregnancy Stretch Marks
Possible Causes of a Blocked Lymphatic System
Lack of exercise
Exposure to heavy metals and/or toxins
Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage
Immune system stimulation – by increasing the lymphatic flow in the lymph nodes
Body Fluid Mobilization – helps to reduce edema
Waste elimination from body tissues
Sympathetic Nervous System increase in response
Parasympathetic Nervous System increase in response – with calming effect
Muscle Spasm and pain reduction
Natural and Non-invasive health care treatment for prevention and to augment traditional medical care