Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Faster RecoverySep 30, 2022 09:31AM ● By Dave Korba
As a component of the immune system, the lymphatic system contains vessels and nodes filled with a mixture of water, proteins and waste products. Lymph fluid moves throughout the body by muscle action/contraction and respiratory movement, and has a key role because it maintains overall fluid levels, proper blood circulation and protects the body from bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
The main lymph nodes are in the neck, armpits and groin. They work in harmony to ensure “clean” lymph fluid is transported back to the veins that carry blood toward the heart. Manual lymphatic drainage massage speeds up lymphatic flow, making the “cleaning” process more efficient and preventing fluid buildup.
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