The lymphatic system is contains lymph vessels and lymph nodes and runs throughout the body. After plasma caries food for the cells to mix with interstitial fluid and water, delivering important blood cells for immunity and waste put out by the cells, it is drained into lymph vessels. The mixture called lymph is transported to lymph nodes that contain more immune cells, and the nodes filter the lymph and kill any disease causing organism. The lymphatic system includes the spleen, the thymus, the tonsils and adenoids and each has a specialized function in the system. The spleen takes out dead or damaged red blood cells and contains white blood cells to fight disease. The thymus produces white blood cells as well. The tonsils and adenoids protect the digestive and respiratory systems. The muscles are the only way to move lymph through the lymphatic system. If the fluid does not move through the system, it can build up, cause pooling in the body tissue and result in a condition called lymphedema, a type of swelling. Over a long period of time, oxygen is not transported from the bloodstream to the tissue and cells, the immune system is compromised and healing is prevented.
Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Lymphatic drainage therapy is a type of massage that has specific movements designed to lightly push lymph through the system, help it drain out of the tissue and move throughout the body. Without this type of help, lymphedema can lead to hardening of muscle tissue, skin deterioration loss of movement in the areas and in some cases lymphagitis, a bacterial infection. The infection causes the lymph vessels to become swollen, inflamed and painful and the appearance of red lines along the skin above the vessels. Another condition that may result from the lack of lymphatic drainage is lymphoma, a type of cancer. There are 40 different types of cancer divided into Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Those suffering from this condition are more prone to infections and may have headaches, night sweats, and unexplained weight loss. Without prompt treatment, it will spread throughout the system and be fatal.
Three Conditions That Can Develop From Improper Lymph Drainage:
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