The lymphatic system is a network of organs, nodes, ducts, and vessels. It produces a substance called lymph and transports it from tissues to the bloodstream. As lymph circulates the body, it absorbs fluid, waste products, dead cells, bacteria, viruses, fats, and proteins. Working closely with the circulatory system, it delivers nutrients, oxygen and hormones to the body’s tissue. If a person is in poor health or stress, eats an unbalanced diet, takes medications, or is surrounded by chemicals, pollution or free radicals, the lymph system may become overtaxed, sluggish or stagnant. As toxic buildup occurs, it may become difficult for the body to balance hormones, build immunity and create energy.
Methods like lymphatic therapy encourage lymph fluid to flow through the system. It kick-starts the removal of waste and toxicity and delivers nutritive substances and hormones to the body promoting overall skin health.
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