The lymphatic system flushes out the toxins and wastes through lymph vessels in the body. It also moves the white blood cells, stimulating a more resilient immune system. A weak lymph system, however, can result in fluid buildup, inflamed glands, and severe sinusitis; seasonal allergies often exacerbate these conditions.
A lymphatic massage can boost the function of your lymph system, however, if you don’t have time to go to a clinic or spa, there are DIY techniques that you may initially do at home. It does the actions of your lymph vessels by softly passing the fluid from your face and neck to your clavicle, where it will clear into the vessels around your heart.
How Does the Lymphatic System Work?
We have around twice as many lymph vessels in your body as our blood vessels. They flow the fluid from the tissues and move them to your lymph nodes, which are accumulated in your neck, groin, or armpit to strain the waste materials like the viruses, or bacteria. Once strained, your lymph is moved toward larger vessels until it enters the lymphatic ducts, where it goes back to your blood. Lymph is pressed through vessels if you make use of your muscles, unlike blood that is pushed out by the heart.
How To Do Lymphatic Massage?
Activating this process when sleeping can help relieve sinuses, alleviate congestion, and loosen fluid buildup, so you’ll get up with a clear mind.
- Put your ring fingers on the part where your clavicle and breastbone connect, then glide them up lightly until you get to soft tissue. Push in and down to your collarbone. Repeat this 50 times.
- Place your fingers and exterior of your palms on the sides of your neck, with the little fingers at a 45-degree below the ears. Move downwards at a 45-degree to your collarbone. Repeat this 50 times.
- Put your hands together with your middle fingers touching. Then place your hands on the back of your neck and drag directly down behind your neck. Repeat 50 times.
- Position your fingers on each side of your ear, with your little fingers and ring fingers near your face and your middle and index fingers at the back of your ears. Drag directly down to your collarbone. Repeat this 50 times. Then do the process in reverse, finishing at the first one, to help filter out the fluid from your neck and head.
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