The lymphatic system is part of the immune system. It is a network of tissues, vessels, ducts, nodes, and organs that work together to move lymph fluid through the body. Lymphatic fluid is a clear fluid primarily consisting of white blood cells and proteins. It is filtered and purified as it passes through the lymph nodes.
Lymph nodes contain white blood cells, called lymphocytes, which attack and break down bacteria, viruses, fungi, damaged cells, and cancer cells that the lymph fluid has delivered to the node. The fluid then carries the waste products and destroyed pathogens back into the bloodstream via the lymphatic vessels, where a portion is shuttled off to the kidneys, and the rest off to the liver and then the intestines to be excreted.
The lymphatic system is sometimes described as the body’s “sewage system” as it is responsible for cleaning the fluid in your body. It plays a crucial role in our body’s ability to ward off disease, heal from injury, and eliminate toxins.
The body’s lymphatic system is essential to maintaining optimal health. It maintains the body’s fluid balance, delivers vitamins from the digestive tract, removes waste products, and plays an integral role in immune functioning. When the lymphatic system functions properly, we have more energy, heal faster, and experience relief from symptoms such as congestion and bloating.
Lymphatic massage increases energy by increasing circulation. More waste out, and more oxygen and nutrients in equals more energy!