The human body can do some pretty amazing things. Tissues can be repaired, wounds can heal, and the body can keep you healthy by processing toxins through its detoxification systems. The only problem is that our bodies were not designed to handle the world of chemicals, viruses, and bacteria in which we now live. So how can we help our bodies?
Aside from participating in a cleanse to purge the body of toxins, giving yourself a lymphatic massage is beneficial to the body’s detoxification process. How do you know if you need a lymphatic massage?
Digestive problems, headaches, body aches, skin problems, or even asthma are all indications that toxins are present in the body. If the toxins are not eliminated from the body, serious health ailments like cancer, obesity, autoimmune disorders, and more can occur.
Staying healthy in the world we live in means that you have to take action. Since the lymphatic system is responsible for filtering toxins and waste from cells, tissues, and organs in the body, accumulating more and more toxins can slow this process down. When the lymphatic system gets clogged, it becomes difficult for the body to stay healthy.
There are more than 90 lymphatic points all over the body. A tender or congested lymphatic point is easy to find because it is often sore when you massage it. If you have a lot of sore lymphatic points, massaging them daily can be beneficial for a healthy system.
How To Do The Massage
Use two fingers to press into the lymphatic point. Massage each point for about 5-10 seconds. If it is a sore point, massage it for about 20 seconds. It is important that you use firm pressure for this to be effective. Repeat until you’ve massaged a lot of these lymphatic points. A great way to hit a lot of points is by foam rolling the outside of your thighs.
One thing to remember is that you should not bruise an injury by massaging a point to roughly. A lot of sore or tender points may indicate that you have a lot of toxins in your body. To help release more toxins from the lymphatic system, you can sit in a sauna a few times a week, stretch or do yoga everyday, or even do breathing exercises. These methods can strengthen your lymphatic system and keep your body healthy.