How a Massage Influences the Lymphatic System

  The massage of the lymphatic system is called lymphatic drainage massage. The lymph and the tissue fluids play a crucial role when it comes to metabolism. The movements of the lymphatic fluid are extremely slow – only 4 to 5 mm per second. In case there is some kind of disruption in these movements then the lymphatic fluid, together with the tissue fluid, are stored in the space between cells and this leads to the occurrence of swellings. They are most visible in those areas where tissue is lax – for example, under the eyes. The drainage of the farthest and lowest parts becomes quite difficult, mostly around our ankles. Out lymphatic nodes are a kind of a natural sieve – they have the ability to capture and eliminate all foreign microorganisms which happen to enter our lymphatic system, preventing their further invasion into our organism. The lymphatic drainage massage has a strong effect on the lymphatic system and its circulation: During such a massage with the help of mechanic methods, the fluid stored in between cells is drained towards lymph capillaries The lymphatic fluid moves from the periphery towards regional lymphatic nodes The lymphatic capillaries become significantly wide – up to 3 to 4 times wider than normal and thus the speed of the lymphatic circulation is stimulated – the speed can increase up to 7, even 8 times As a result of these actions, the swellings under the skin begin to shrink a number of pathological deposits […]

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