Did you know that the lymph system doesn’t have any muscles or system of it’s own to perform the functions that it provides? From an article on lymphnotes.com I learned that the lymph system provides many important functions such as:
- The lymphatic system aids the immune system in removing and destroying waste, debris, dead blood cells, pathogens, toxins, and cancer cells.
- The lymphatic system absorbs fats and fat-soluble vitamins from the digestive system and delivers these nutrients to the cells of the body where they are used by the cells.
- The lymphatic system also removes excess fluid, and waste products from the interstitial spaces between the cells.
The problem is that it can’t do this on it on. It needs help in the form of movement. Exercise is the primary means of this function. As the body moves, the movements of the muscles stimulate the flow of the lymph. But you can also get massages to help with the flow of lymph. A self massage will help or a massage from a massage therapist. If you want to get right to the point try a physical therapist. They can perform a specialize massage designed specifically for the lymph system.
If you are able, exercise is the first order of action. This is the way it was designed to work. Some people have physical limitations so massage can be an effective substitute. I think that the important message for me in this is that the body that God designed is meant for motion. If you’re not feeling well and decide to take it easy that could be the exact opposite of what you need.
To release the toxins that are attacking your body you need to have the lymph system working correctly and that is only accomplished through motion.