The lymphatic system is a system that runs throughout your body. It is made up of thin tubes called lymph vessels, and then small oval-shaped organs, which are called lymph nodes. The lymph nodes collect the fluid and filter it. As blood flows through your body a fluid called plasma leaks out from all the blood vessels, which then mixes with interstitial fluids and water. This then surrounds cells in different tissues throughout the body. The fluid essentially acts as food for the cells, and also helps to boost immunity, and remove waste from the cells. This process is critical for health, and if there is a problem with the lymphatic system, it can be very serious. Many people will notice that when they are sick, their lymph nodes become swollen. This is because they are becoming filled with the fluid that needs to have contaminants filtered out and eliminated from the body. If a lymph node becomes damaged, clogged, or otherwise has issues, the fluid can’t move away quickly enough. This can cause serious problems, including a hardening of the muscle tissue, the skin, and even a loss of movement in the area surrounding the node.
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While serious issues with the lymph nodes need to be treated by doctors, it is often possible to avoid these types of issues by getting a lymphatic massage. This is a unique type of massage where the therapist will press gently on the area around the lymph node in very precise directions. This helps to push the fluid out of the nodes, and through the lymphatic system normally. If this is done as soon as the swelling is noticed, it can quickly provide relief from any tightening, and prevent further issues from occurring. It can even be helpful to get the lymphatic drainage massage before the noticeable buildup as a preventative measure. When done properly, you will not only be able to avoid the problems associated with the lymph node swelling but improve your overall health. This is because when the fluid can flow freely, the lymph nodes can filter out diseases and other contaminants very efficiently. Since this is such an important part of your immune system, it is important to keep it very healthy.
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If you would like to learn more about lymphatic drainage treatments in Brooklyn, please don’t hesitate to contact us to speak with one of our masseurs. They can explain exactly what they can do for you, and how it will provide you with relief from a variety of issues. You can have a lymphatic drainage treatment that focuses on one part of the body, or one that finds the lymph nodes throughout your body and helps to stimulate drainage and proper fluid flow.
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