Massage: For Comfort and Healing

When most people think of massage, they think of an indulgent experience that you undergo when you want to relax. This is certainly not incorrect. Massages can be very relaxing, and they do make you feel pampered. But they can do a lot more than that. Massages can help heal sore and injured muscles, and they can alleviate stress, which helps fight a huge array of ailments, from insomnia to poor digestion. The more you learn about massage and its benefits, the more amazing it becomes. Start learning by reading some of the many massage-related articles here on our website.

A Lymphatic Massage For Cold And Flu Prevention


It could be a virulent flu season with flu bugs and coronavirus in the mix. Masks and hand sanitizer may help keep germs at bay. But your body has its own best defense against germs and bacteria—the lymphatic system. 

A lymphatic massage to strengthen your immune system could be your best defense against illness this flu season. 

Cold and Flu Fighter 

The lymphatic system is a network of 600 to 700 lymph nodes that runs throughout the body. These tissues and organs have white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes produce antibodies that help the immune system fight off cold and flu viruses. 

The lymphatic system can become clogged with toxins and waste. When this happens, the flow of nutrients to white blood cells is slowed and the cells' functions can be impaired. Unfortunately, the immune system's germ-fighting ability is also compromised. 

A lymphatic massage improves circulation in the lymphatic system. In the process, it stimulates the flow of the interstitial fluid that brings nutrients to the white blood cells. 

The lymph system has other functions:

Drainage system – Lymph nodes act like filters. When lymph passes through the nodes, the white blood cells attack the bacteria and germs. The lymph then drains through the bloodstream. This drainage system also takes dead blood cells, cancer cells, fat globules, water, and other waste with it. 

Super detox – The lymph system also cleans out toxins, impurities, and other waste from the bodily system. 

Signs of Lymph Congestion

If you have ever visited the doctor complaining of a swollen throat, the swelling is actually the lymph fluid in your lymph nodes fighting off the cold germs. But swelling can also be caused by toxic congestion. If toxins and other impurities are not draining properly, they can clog your lymph system. 

Signs of lymph congestion may include:

  • swelling of hands and feet
  • weight gain
  • digestive issues
  • allergies 
  • sinus infections 

Lymphatic Massage and Fluid Flow

You may see yoga teachers rubbing the lymph nodes on the neck and calling it a lymph massage. However, a lymphatic massage is a whole-body massage. It applies light pressure in rhythmic strokes to various lymph nodes and organs throughout the body. Lymphatic massage keeps the lymphatic system functioning optimally in a number of ways. 

  • improves circulation of lymph fluids
  • drains waste from the tissues
  • eliminates excess water 

Lymphatic massage therapy can ensure your immune system is in fighting form to defend your body against this season's flu bugs and other nasty germs.

To learn more, contact a resource that offers lymphatic massage therapy.


10 September 2020