If you are bothered by the smoke of Colorado’s wildfires or your allergies are driving you nuts, a lymph drainage massage may be just the thing for you! While lymph drainage massage may not be as popular as hot stone or shiatsu massage, it can be just as relaxing and beneficial to your health. To understand just how a lymph drainage massage can help you, let’s first look at the lymphatic system and its role inside your body.
What does the lymphatic system do?
The lymphatic system is your body’s mechanism for filtering out all the gunk (like pollen or smoke particles) from your body. The lymphatic system consists of a series of lymph vessels and lymph nodes. The lymph vessels cover your entire body and reside just below your skin, while the lymph nodes are located throughout the body. The vessels transport fluids to the lymph nodes, and the lymph nodes filter out all the particles and organisms that don’t belong in your body, making the lymph system an extremely important part of your immune system. If you’ve ever gone to the doctor for a sore throat, for example, he or she probably checked your throat lymph nodes to see if they were swollen. This system is extremely important to your overall health, and a lymph drainage massage can give your system a much-needed boost.
What does lymph drainage massage do for me, exactly?
Basically, lymph drainage massage helps your lymphatic system circulate more effectively, which makes it able to filter out more of the “stuff” that doesn’t belong in your body. If