Your lymphatic system is what keeps you healthy and best thought of as our 'rubbish removal and transport system' of your body and works hand in hand with your cardiovascular system.
Imagine a bath tub! - every cell in your body is living in a nice warm watery bath. The lymphatic system is responsible for keeping the bath water clean along with your immune system to protect you from invading microorganisms. The lymphatic pulsations is the vacuum cleaner cleaning the underside of your skin ...what a system!
The lymphatic system has a network of vessels throughout the body that carry lymphatic fluid directing it into lymph nodes where it is cleansed and purified and put back into blood circulation.
You have a superficial and deep system of lymph vessels. The superficial system of initial lymphatic vessels are just underneath the epidermal layer of our skin and make up 80% of total lymphatic vessels in our bodies.
Therefore it's very sensitive to external pressure, far more than the venous system and is very low in pressure.
"If the Lymphatic system and the Lymphoid tissues & organs failed to do their background work, our cardiovascular system would stop working and our immune system would be hopelessly impaired" - Marieb, Elaine N. & Hoehn, K, 2010
These factors compromise the health of the soft tissue environment and can lead to physical ailments and chronic health conditions:
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Basically we could not survive without the work of this incredible body system.
So if you are feeling achy, sluggish, bloated, have chronic inflammation, pain or become susceptible to colds and flus, it's most likely your lymphatic system is not doing it's job!
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