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Lymphatic Therapy Overview

Updated: Jun 4, 2023

Lymphatic Therapy

The Healing Space uses state-of-the-art light therapy treatments specifically designed to help the lymphatic system in the body rid itself of toxins, edema, and impurities, thereby improving health and boosting the immune system. (Edema is swelling caused by too much fluid in the body's tissues)


The lymphatic system is the most underrated part of the circulatory system. Our bodies contain 50% more lymphatic fluid than blood, yet sadly many health-care practitioners rarely consider the critical role the lymphatic system plays in preventing disease and keeping us healthy. The lymphatic system has three primary functions. First, its cells are primarily responsible for the immune response of the body. For this reason, the lymphatic system is frequently called the immune system.


Second, the vessels for the lymphatic system represent a separate circulatory system in the human body. Unlike the cardiovascular circulatory system, the lymphatic system does not supply nutrients or oxygen, rather is primarily involved in the return of fluids from tissues which includes the protein-rich fluid that escapes from the circulatory system’s blood vessels.


Finally, the lymphatic system is involved in the transport of select nutrients from the digestive system to the circulatory system.


The lymphatic system includes lymph fluid, lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, lymphocytes, tonsils, the spleen, and the thymus gland.


Interesting Facts

· The lymphatic system pumps 2 – 4 liters of lymph each day, through the flow rate and volume may vary especially if lymph nodes are removed, damaged or destroyed.

· The lymphatic system contains about 50% more lymphatic fluid than blood.

· Your lymphatic system is your primary defense against bacteria, viruses and fungus.

· Up to 10 times as much virus resides in the lymph system as in the blood.

· Your lymphatic system contains over 600 collection sites called lymph nodes.

· Most chronic disease occurs at the junction of lymph vessels called lymph nodes.


The lymphatic system is responsible for removing waste and toxins from the body, and when it becomes congested, it can lead to a host of health issues. Light therapy can help to stimulate the lymphatic system and improve its function, allowing it to remove waste and promote overall health more effectively. This gentle form of therapy helps reduce swelling caused by lymphedema, which is when excess lymphatic fluids collect in the body, usually in the arms and legs.


Lymphatic treatments benefits:

· Improve circulation of body fluids to reduce swelling.

· The removal of waste and toxins from the body’s tissues.

· Stimulate the lymphatic system to increase lymph circulation.

· Helpful in reducing swelling after sports injuries like ankle or wrist sprains.

· Reduces swelling and edema build up is likely a result of limited movement.


Common conditions lymphatic enhancement treatments address:


Cosmetic

Lymphatic therapy can help promote tissue regeneration to help improve the skin's appearance and help, in some cases, promote hair regrowth.

  • Acne.

  • Cellulite

  • Swollen eyes.

  • Spider veins.


Sports injuries

The goal is to help broken or fractured bones and muscles by promoting and restoring optimal blood and lymphatic flow to the injured area.

  • Dislocations.

  • Fractures.

  • Orthopedic injuries.

  • Tendonitis.

  • Torn muscles.


Surgery

Lymphatic drainage therapies help prevent excess swelling and pain to improve recovery from surgery.

  • Breast cancer.

  • C-section.

  • Edema.

  • Keloids.

  • Joint replacements.


Other conditions

  • Burns.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • Constipation.

  • Leg ulcers.

  • Pain management.


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