Your life depends on your body being able to deliver regular supplies of nourishment and oxygen to every tiny cell, and remove the rubbish which would otherwise pollute your tissues. We have in our heart and blood vessels both a powerful mechanism and an extensive circuit to achieve this, backed up by a network of neighboring lymphatic vessels.
Drench and Drain
The lymphatic system which also maintains a fluctuating reserve of water in between the cells acts as the skin’s internal irrigation service, sluicing out potential pollutants and keeping the conditions in the tissues as salubrious as possible. The main drainage point for the lymphatic system in located in the groin, which is one of the reasons why we treat the face and body together; It helps to clear the system as a whole. The lymphatic system works away in the shadow of the blood circulation, closer to the skin’s surface. A network of tiny tubes hoovers up debris and leaked fluids from the spaces between the cells and conveys it to filtering stations, known as lymph nodes, which remove all the harmful waters and bacteria. These eventually flow into the veins, enabling the missing fluids to be returned to the blood. In this way the lymphatic system plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy internal environment. However, since it relies on the massaging effect of the muscles and a good breathing action rather than a central pump to propel the fluid around the body, it is prone to become sluggish.
Fluid wasters are circulating around our systems all the time without necessarily doing any harm. It is only when they are allowed to settle in our tissues that they begin to wreak havoc. A state of affairs which is sometimes described as ‘stagnation’ when the resulting toxic sediment causes progressive deterioration of the tissue unless actin is taken to disturb and dispose of it. Problems also arise if the amount of water required by the body for efficient circulation is drastically reduced, as it is by chronic constipation and crash dieting. Our face is particularly vulnerable to these problems due to the patchy coverage and precise configuration of blood vessels.
The good news is that we are able to boost our circulation and keep stagnation at bay on our face and our body witht the help of gentle massage, which encourages lymphatic flow and drainage and so corrects any imbalances. Every little helps. Even the mild friction generated by the action of cleansing, moisturizing and exfoliating your skin spurs the circulation into activity. Repeating the Home Therapy routines on a weekly basis, will give your system a regular shot in the arm. Remember, when your circulatin is good, you flourish on the inside and glow on the outside. What is more, you can prevent many common problems occurring. These are some of the benefits of such massage;
ü Transforms the condition of all skin types and increases the capacity of dry skin to absorb nourishment.
ü Promotes firm, supple skin by providing consistent nourishment for elastin and collagen fibers in the dermis. If these sensitive components are overloaded with toxins, they do not take what they need from the bloodstream.
ü Confines the hormone related damage cause by overactive sebaceous glands, by creating a clear channel for removal of surplus sebum.
ü Keeps the network of capillaries in nice working order and helps curb tendencies such as broken capillaries or acne rosacea.
ü Activates the cells which have become dormant to do their job properly that is, encourages the skin’s natural process of shedding and renewal.
ü Improves lymphatic drainages around the eyes the most commont site of lymphatic blockage and prevents the permanent discoloration sometimes caused by dark shadows.
ü Maintains healthy joints by protecting the cartilage which surrounds them from damage caused by stagnation.
So start massaging, you will soon see the benefits and the lymphatic system rids your body of toxins.
Originally posted 2012-02-13 17:33:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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