The lymphatic system consists of organs, ducts and nodes. It transports a watery clear fluid called lymph. This fluid distributes immune cells and other factors throughout the body and it interacts with the blood circulatory system to drain fluid from cells and tissues. The lymphatic system contains immune cells called lymphocytes. The main functions of the lymphatic system are to collect and return interstitial fluid and plasma protein to the blood. It facilitates in maintaining fluid balance; in defending the body against disease by producing lymphocytes; and in absorbing lipids from the intestines transporting them to the blood.
Over 70% of the initial lymphatics are in and just under the skin. These lymphatic vessels are only one cell thick and are supported within the connective tissue by collagen and elastin fibers that help to anchor them in place. The lymph vessels collect dead cells, waste products, bacteria, viruses, inorganic substances, water and fats which are neutralized in the lymph nodes.
The lymphatic system is the second circulatory system. The first circulatory system is the blood stream. Our blood circulation carries nutrients and oxygen to our cells. As our blood stream flows throughout our body, the nutritive elements of the blood seep through the capillary walls into the interstitium and bathe all the tissues, supplying them with nutrients and, at the same time, draining waste products and any accumulated toxins into the lymph capillaries. Our lymphatic system runs alongside of and continuously interacts with our bloodstream. Our blood circulates by the pumping of our heart. Our lymphatic system moves primarily when we move. Without regular and constant movement, our system becomes sluggish and clogged with higher levels of wastes and toxins. This creates an environment for our bodies to become inviting hosts for diseases, pathogens and chronic conditions.
Lymphatic vacuum massage is soothing and painless. It unclogs our lymphatic system and gives our body more energy and vitality. It facilitates in the removal of harmful substances and excess water from our tissues. It strengthens our immune system by increasing production of our lymphocytes cells, thus, protecting our body against viruses, bacteria, and other antigens.
Who is a good candidate?
- Men and women who want breakdown fibrous scar tissue
- Men and women who want younger, brighter looking skin
- Men and women with sports injuries
- Men and women with low energy
- Men and women susceptible to colds and flu
- Acute inflammation caused by bacteria, viruses, poisons or allergen – tissues will be hot, red and painful, with congestion accompanied by fever, lymphatic drainage you can spread the toxic substances throughout the body.
- Malignant tumor, lymphatic drainage can spread the cancer throughout the body.
- Thrombosis and phlebitis, lymph drainage can lead to free floating blood clots.
- Major heart problem-if the heart is not fully functioning, lymphatic drainage will put more fluid into the heart and worsen the condition.