Did you know we have more lymphatic fluids in our body than blood?
Yup! And the Lymphatic system is extremely important in protecting our body from harmful elements in the environment.
The lymphatics don’t have a system that moves the fluid like the veins, the movement we get in the lymphatics system is moved by us. We have to walk, run, jump or otherwise actively stimulate our lymphatic system.
What is the Lymphatic System?
- By definition – The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells throughout the body. The vessels are connected to lymph nodes, where the lymph is filtered. The tonsils, adenoids, spleen and thymus are all part of the lymphatic system. (1)
Lumps and bumps in the lymphatics can be things that your body is protecting you from.
Lymphatic massage or even something as simple as dry body brushing or dry cellulite brushing is a great way to stimulate the lymph nodes and help them to function normally.
Here is a YouTube video about Dry Skin Body Brushing
that you may find helpful.
As with any form of detox you are doing with your body, it is very important to drink lots of clean water when you are moving lymphatic fluids. Drinking water is the best way to rid your body of the toxins as you move them, to avoid the possibility of illnesses that can be caused as you move toxins around.
These Lymphatic Exfoliating brushes do a great job at stimulating your Lymphatic system.
Here is a dry brush kit that looks good:
Dry Brushing Body Brush – Best Complete Exfoliating Brush Set – with Exfoliating Gloves, Konjac Sponge & Pumice Stone, Back Scrubber with Natural Bristles – Great for Circulation, Skin Beauty & Health