The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up. Lymphatic drainage massages can benefit people with lymphedema
, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other conditions. While the heart continuously pumps blood through the blood vessels, the lymphatic system relies on the movement of smooth muscles to transport fluid through the lymph vessels. Health conditions can interrupt the normal flow of lymph, causing lymph fluid to build up in a particular area of the body, often in the arms or legs, where it can causing swelling. This condition is called lymphedema. People can develop lymphedema as a result of infections, cancer treatments, diabetes, immune system disorders and other diseases.
Importantly, physiology and treatment of lymphatic system is rare case of consensus between Western and Oriental medicinal systems. In Eastern system, lymph channels represent the meridians Chi energy is distributed around the body. Proper lymph treatment (such as machine drainage or Thai massage) restores the energy balance and removes the barriers created by diseases and "wear and tear" of everyday life. In Western physiology, lymphatic system is a unique organ creating and monitoring calcium (Ca2+) concentration gradient in the body. Calcium is a key signal mediator in cellular signaling, hugely important for functioning of neural and immune system. Lymph drainage helps to restore the Ca2+ gradient and align in the body.
Lymphatic drainage can reduce swelling, inflammation and improve circulation throughout the lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage usually forms part of a treatment program called decongestive lymphatic therapy (DLT).
- Powerful detox of the whole body
- Reduction of inflammation
- Restoration of lymph circulation
- Balancing concentration Ca+
- Energy boost
- Activation of adaptive immune system