The lymphatic system helps us to detoxify the body, it aids the organs in carrying and eliminating waste. The tissues and organs, including the bone marrow, spleen, thymus, and lymph nodes help to fight infection and disease. The channels that carry lymph and the lymph fluid are all part of this intricate system.
The importance of lymphatic drainage often goes over looked by many health care practitioners… I can’t tell you how lymphatic drainage has saved me in more than one area while kicking cancer’s ass. If you have had surgery of any kind you can look to lymph drainage work-outs and massage to increase circulation and open up wound sites in such a way that you may heal 10 times quicker than you would with no stimulation. Lack of circulation/stimulation creates stagnant blood flow thereby creating a frozen or stuck area. I once had a client who sprained his ankle; it was black with bruising and swollen to double its normal size. I refused to use ice, which I feel constricts, instead I used lymphatic massage lightly with my fingers adding Traumeel and Arnica. As I stimulated and encouraged the blood flow with slow easy lymphatic movements, he was virtually healed within three days!
Dena offers lymphatic stretching and exercise here: