Detoxification occurs is a naturally occurring process of removing toxins from the body. Toxins are man-made chemical substances found in environment, household cleaning products, cosmetic products. Even waste produced by regular cellular activity is considered as toxic.
When the body is exposed to toxins that may enter through the skin, nasal passages or mouth, it surrounds toxins with fat and water. Toxins are later stored in different parts of the body. In this way human body prevents “contamination” of its tissues.
This process may affect the original detox system in the body, consisted of liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, skin, blood and lymphatic system, and burden it which would eventually affect natural excretion of toxins.
Human body is not designed to work that hard to maintain its normal function. Adding a proper detox program to your regular wellness regimen will help in eliminating these toxins, along with excess fat and water, which contributes to overall health.
Your lymphatic system is a forgotten hero
The lymphatic system is the least understood and commonly forgotten system in the body. People forget that it is essential to the detoxification processes. Lymph flows parallel with blood and it removes waste from cells, in addition to its responsibility to regulate your immune system. Your lymphatic system is of essential importance for overall health.
Clean your body’s drains
The lymphatic system can be considered to be the garbage system in human body. A properly functioning lymphatic system is of essential importance when it comes to eliminating waste. However, it can be congested and remain stagnant for years. Unfortunately, our surrounding environment weakens our immune system. Lymph drainage eliminates toxins and supports normal bodily function.
Digestion is where it all begins
Detoxification starts in digestive tract, or in the villi of your small intestine. “Lacteals” in villi are part of the lymphatic system and their role is to catch nutrients and fat-soluble toxins from the intestinal wall. Constipation or excessive mucus stop the lymph and white blood cells from carrying their function.
The Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue, or GALT, has the highest concentration of lymph, and it is found outside the gut wall. The skin of intestines is exposed to toxins and harmful microbes, but the body has its own immunity army in the GALT right across the wall of your guts.
Dr. Vodder’s manual lymph drainage (MLD)
Lymph vessels are located under the skin and they run throughout the body. They support circulation, waste drainage and immunity. Slow lymph flow makes your skin dull and toxins start building up.
Lymph moves against gravity, and lymph and veins sometimes congest, causing an unsightly appearance in feet, legs, thighs, hips, abdominal area and arms.
Dr Vodder’s manual lymph drainage represents a gentle rhythmical technique that stimulates lymphatic vessels to enhance lymph flow through tissues.
MLD also boosts immunity and supports healthy function of the autonomic nervous system, and thus reduces stress. It removes waste from connective tissues and reduces edema, pain and swelling.
Health benefits of manual lymph drainage therapy
- Enhances recovery and reduces surgery scars and other types of trauma by stimulating lymph flow and the creation of connections between lymph vessels
- Clears and relieves congestions like chronic sinusitis, bronchitis, acne and headache
- Strengthens immunity
- Relieves swelling, heaviness, and tightness in individuals with lymphedema
- Reduces stress and thus increases overall relaxation
- Reduces retention of fluids during menstrual cycle and pregnancy
- Treats local edemas and hematomas from orthopedic surgery, cosmetic surgery and burn scars; decreases healing time and increases patient’s mobility
- Provides benefits to insomniacs, and people who deal with stress, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, lupus, and rheumatism
If you want to cleanse your lymphatic system naturally, here what you need to do:
- Drink plenty of water -- Your body needs water to keep your lymph fluid flowing properly
- Exercise -- Regular exercise that involves jumping is the best way to keep your lymph system flowing smoothly.
- Sauna -- saunas are an excellent way to sweat out toxins and waste material through the skin and cleanse your system.
- Eat more – cranberries, leafy greens, spirulina, walnuts, flaxseed oil.
- Lymph drainage massage: this type of massage stimulates lymph circulation and drains fat, fluids, toxins and other waste products away from your cells.