A lot of us have been stuck inside for the past few months, trying to stay fit and healthy, but mostly just trying to stay alive and sane. Whether it be kids running around the house yelling and screaming while you’re on a Zoom call, your neighbor above you blasting his TV at all hours of the day, or your whole Iron-Man training being put on the side burner, we know it’s been a rough ride!
We’ve also heard all the specialists tell us how important it is to keep our immune system strong, in general, but especially to fight this COVID-19 virus. So how can we do that? Not smoking, eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables, regular exercise, adequate sleep, minimizing stress (yeah right!), and maintaining a healthy weight is a good start. But what if we want to take it up a notch? We have an added solution for you: the lymphatic drainage massage.
What is the lymphatic system and how does it work?
The lymphatic system is a component of your body’s immune system. The lymph nodes are little pockets that contain white blood cells that filter and fight harmful substances that travel through them via the lymph fluid. The lymphatic system fights off diseases and infections.
‘The purpose of lymphatic drainage massage is to accelerate the drainage of lymph via the liver’, shares expert Emmanuelle Blanche. ‘Stimulating your body’s lymph nodes gives your body’s natural detox process a boost, reducing bloating and promoting a sense of well-being.’
Published by Abhishek Kumar