This treatment uses various manual techniques to increase lymphatic flow thereby enhancing the bodies detoxification process and circulation. The lymphatic system is a critical part of our circulatory system and immune system. It is responsible for eliminating toxins, waste and excess fluid as well as moving white blood cells around the body to fight infection. Unlike the circulatory system where the heart acts as the pump, the lymphatic system only moves one way— upward and away from gravity. As the lymph system is trying to fight gravity, it can become clogged. Too many toxins are a primary factor. Poor diet and overexposure to environmental toxins can overload the lymphatic system. In addition, lack of sleep, dehydration, stress, emotional trauma, infections, and lack of movement can stagnate and sometimes even stop the lymph flow. When the system becomes clogged, swelling (or lymphedema) usually occurs. When toxins can’t be eliminated from the body, cells can’t properly function resulting in dysfunction and disease within the body. When the lymphatic system is compromised, the immune system is compromised. Inflammation can occur and when chronic lymphatic congestion occurs, it can contribute to auto immune conditions.
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