Whether you are treating the face or the body, ensuring the lymphatic systems are not clogged and circulating optimally is an important consideration to both skin health and your client’s overall wellbeing.
The lymphatic system is a network of delicate tubes throughout the body. It drains fluid (called lymph) that has leaked from the blood vessels into the tissues and empties it back into the bloodstream via the lymph nodes.
It is not part of the blood circulatory system, but it runs parallel to the circulatory system.
The main role of the lymphatic system includes managing the fluid levels in the body, reacting to bacteria and supporting the immune system. Therefore, a healthy lymphatic system is a contributing
factor to a healthy immune system.
The lymph itself is composed of a milky fluid that contains various
• Water, and most importantly
• White blood cells
The lymphatic system is a critical part of our circulatory system and the immune system as it is responsible for eliminating toxins, waste, and excess fluid, as well as moving white blood cells around the
body to fight infection.
When it comes to the skin, a slow function lymphatic system will not allow impurities to be eliminated, this can contribute to poor healing of lesions, overall puffiness in the face and even a dull
During your consultation here are some symptoms you should look for that would indicate a clogged lymphatic system and a compromised immune system:
• Swollen hands and particularly the fingers
• Cold hands and feet
• Dry or itchy skin
• Sinus infections
• Brain fog
• Chronic fatigue
• Feeling stiff and sore when you wake up in the morning
• Excess weight
• Food sensitivities
• Digestive issues
• Enlarged lymph nodes (check the neck)
• Frequent colds and flu
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