Lymphatic Drainage

The ‘Cinderella ‘ System

Often dubbed the Cinderella System because, like Cinderella, it works hard in the background without much if any consideration, while it constantly strives to remove toxins and regulate the water content of the body. It plays a vital role in the functioning of the immune system and general health.

Lymphatic drainage is the Cinderella System because it works hard in the background to remove toxins from the body

How Does the Lymphatic System Work?

The lymphatic system comprises of the spleen, thymus, bone marrow and lymph nodes and nodules plus a circulatory system of capillaries. Its main purpose is to regulate fluid balance and provide essential support to the immune system.

However, although it is considered a circulatory system and is linked to the blood circulatory system it does not have a pump (or “heart”). The lymphatic system relies on movement and exercise to keep the lymph circulating and preventing stagnation.

The lymphatic system collects and carries excess water and smaller proteins, bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. The system typically has 600 – 700 lymph nodes and it is here that the lymph gets filtered and white blood cells destroy pathogens.

What is Lymphatic Drainage?

Lymphatic Drainage is the name given to the assisted movement of the lymph to encourage drainage i.e return to the circulatory system and/or excretion.

There are various types available including massage types and while most of these are very gentle some are not suitable to everybody. A little research is advisable before enlisting any method.

At Caro Holistic Healthcare we use the Veltheim Manual Lymphatic Drainage (VMLD) method because it is safe for everybody and does not require pressure on the body. We offer you the opportunity to experience it directly on the skin, over clothing or even off the body; each method has its own sensations and each is equally effective.


Why Would You Have Lymphatic Drainage?

As well as regular exercise, lymphatic drainage is an excellent way to encourage the natural movement and drainage of the lymph, which carries the waste products away from congested tissues. Once tissue is decongested, blocked fluid and blood flow improve, reducing pain and discomfort.

After surgery or injury, tissue may be swollen and sore. Lymphatic drainage is a gentle treatment that will help drain the tissue, reduce inflammation and improve the healing process.

By encouraging lymph flow and removing waste products, this gentle technique can help restore immune function and improve vitality.

Lymphatic drainage can help to “detox” the body to reduce the sluggishness brought on by too many starchy, high fat foods or a sedentary lifestyle.


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