The Lymphatic System and Lymphatic Drainage, in general, are having a massive moment in the wellness world and for a good reason. I am OBSESSED with the lymphatic system and think it is essential for us to take care of our lymph health.
In this blog post, I will give a rundown on what the lymphatic system is, what lymphatic Drainage is, the lifestyle factors that affect our lymphatic system, and ways to get the benefits of lymphatic Drainage at home.
What is the Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues, vessels and organs that work together to move a colourless, watery fluid called lymph back into your circulatory system (your bloodstream). The lymphatic system is part of your immune system that regulates fluid levels in the body.
What is Lymphatic Drainage?
Lymphatic Drainage moves the lymph (a clear fluid that moves through your body's tissues and arteries to clean them before draining through the lymphatic system) to the lymph nodes ( located in your neck/ collarbone region, armpits and groin). The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the body tissues.
How To Keep Your Lymphatic System Healthy
Avoid exposure to toxic chemicals like those in pesticides or cleaning products. These chemicals can build up in your system and make it harder for your body to filter waste (eat organic & use non-toxic cleaning & personal products)
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated so the lymph can move easily through your body
Maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise to flush your lymphatic system. In addition, the more you move your body, the better your circulation and lymphatic flow will be.
Get enough sleep. Optimal sleep is the best way to cleanse your lymphatic and glymphatic system, regulate hormones and control fat storage.
Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage
The main benefit is that it transports and removes stagnant fluid – but it also;
reduces fluid retention
improves inflammation and bloating
improves overall skin complexion
improves the quality of sleep
improves immune system health
increases blood circulation
How to do Lymphatic Drainage At Home
Dry Body Brush
De La Hart Body Tool
Jump on Rebounder
Drink 2-3 L of Water Daily
Do Legs Up the Wall 20 Minutes Daily
Best Places for Lymphatic Drainage in Toronto
WellBYND Full Body Lymphatic Massage w/ Magnesium Sauna Wrap
Casa Uma Brazilian Beauty Clinic
I recently got a lymphatic drainage massage at Casa Uma and it was incredible. Their method produces immediate and outstanding results, both therapeutically and with visual, body-shaping results. Check out the image below for my before and after.
Othership is an experience like no other, located in the heart of Toronto. It is an immersive Sauna/ Cold Plunge Experience that will help improve your circulation, boost blood flow, and much more.
Use code KAILA for 15% off a drop-in class or a package of classes.
I would love to know if you have tried any of the modalities above and seen a difference.
As always, thank you for reading!
All my love,