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What is the lymphatic system?

The lymphatic system forms part of the body’s immune system and is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body. Lymph help the body’s immune system defend against harmful bacteria and cancer cells.

Lymph nodes are found in the neck, abdomen, groin and armpit, beneath the skin. Swelling of the lymph nodes occurs when the lymph nodes manufacture more white blood cells to fight infection, and obstructs smooth toxin expulsion, leading to bloating, weight gain, pain and muscle tension. By freeing vessel pathways, lymphatic massage can help retrain the lymph system to work better for more long-term health benefits.

How does lymphatic massage help the body?

Our TANAKA LYMPHATIC DETOX treatment uses gentle, long, rhythmic strokes to stretch your skin and reduce swelling of the lymph nodes which allow for congestion, deposits and debris to flow from the body. By stimulating the lymphatic system through massage, the body can drain excess fluid back into the bloodstream from where it can be flushed out through the kidneys. Hence, it is normal to feel thirsty after the session and is important to drink extra fluids, ideally 2 to 4 glasses of water, after each massage to help with releasing the toxins from the body.

What problems can lymphatic massage target?

1) Edema and bloating (caused by menstrual cycles or stress)

2) Skin disorders – eczema, acne

3) Chronic muscle pain and tension

4) Gastrointestinal issues – Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and celiac disease

6) Athlete’s muscle soreness and injuries

7) Obesity and slow metabolism (detox)

8) Muscle tightness from sedentary jobs or long flights

In conclusion, lymphatic drainage techniques can counteract the effects of adverse lifestyle choices and environmental pollutants that can compromise the functions of a healthy immune system. Come to The Luxe House to try our specialty Tanaka Lymphatic Detox treatment and walk out with a cleansed, reset body, free of pressure and pain!