Signs That Your Lymphatic System Is Backed Up

The lymphatic system is part of the body’s immune system. Here are the 6 top signs that your lymphatic system needs drainage. Should you feel some or most of these symptoms, it may be time to seek the help of a qualified massage therapist:

6 Top Signs

  1. You feel fatigued or run down
  2. You have difficulty moving
  3. You suffer from headaches
  4. Your skin changes, it becomes thickened, hard, dry or discoloured
  5. You have aches and pains for no apparent reason
  6. Your muscles feel heavy, weak or tender

Lymphoedema is described as a swelling of lymph nodes, a part of lymphatic system, that have become blocked or damaged. This swelling causes a build-up of fluid in the body’s soft tissues and lymphatic vessels. A colourless fluid, it is made in the body and surrounds all body tissues, and drains through small lymph vessels. Massage promotes drainage and purification, through the blood, skin, tissues and kidneys giving you relief.

Drink water after your lymphatic drainage massage. This will hydrate the body and help flush out the lymphatic system and the kidneys which are responsible for getting rid of toxins.

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After your session, you should notice positive changes to your body within 24 hours. However, in order to see a lasting change in your condition, it may be necessary to have follow up treatments, since each body is different.

As a precaution, if you have a heart condition, suffer from kidney failure or blood clots, be sure to mention any of these ailments to your therapist before a lymphatic drainage massage treatment.

Source: Medical News Today