Do you work a lot and feel tired?
Do you have a lot of stress at home and at work?
Do you sleep well but still feel tired?
Do you have heavy legs?
Do you suffer from swollen legs?
Rescue your body from stress!
Have you ever heard about the lymphatic system? It is a very complex system.
It connects with other body systems, e.g., the circulatory system and the urinary system. It also plays a significant role in your immunity. It facilitates waste removal at the cellular level. The lymphatic system also assists with bringing oxygen and nutrients to your cells.
Interstitial fluid is a fluid that bathes all cells. It contains a rich soup of proteins, plasma, long chain fatty molecules, cell waste, dead cells and debris and any molecules, which are too big to pass into the venous fluid system.
These fluids enter the lymphatic system and become ‚lymph‘.
These lymphatic systems are like vacuum cleaners. They are starting in the tissue and sucking the excess fluids. They are filtering the fluids of the lymph nodes. The tonsils, thymus and spleen belong to the lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system consists of the following:
1. Fluid, known as lymph.
2. Vessels that transport lymph.
3. Organs that contain lymphoid tissue (e.g. lymph nodes, spleen, and thymus)
The lymphatic system’s has 3 main functions:
-Restoration of excess interstitial fluid and proteins to the blood
-Absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins from the digestive system
-Transport of these elements to the venous circulation
Our circulation system has the heart as a pump.
Our lymphatic system has no own „pump” to move lymph through the system. Instead, body and muscle movement and breathing function move the lymph through the vessels and filters of the lymph nodes.
For us who get too little exercise and overeat processed food, the lymphatic system can quickly be swamped. Resulting in a body that is susceptible to infection and disease.
Effects of Lymph Drainage:
The most famous application of lymph drainage is after surgery or for treating diseases like lymphedema or oedema in general.
But there are so much more indications for supporting overall health:
Pain reliefs and skin disease treatments are also indications for lymph drainage as is stress relieve, muscle pain and migraine.
It is also a great tool after treatment of cryolipolysis
You are generally healthy?
Lymphatic drainage can help you heal more quickly from a cold or shake off fatigue and stress…or just heavy legs.
How does it work?
You are lying in a body suit with 12 individual pressure stages. It looks like wearing pants for 20-40min. You can sleep, read or work during this procedure.
Does it hurt?
If you are not used to, the pressure might be a little bit uncomfortable. But you will get a stop-switch in your hands. So you always can stop the whole program immediately.
But you will love it!
What to expect immediately after the treatment?
Because the fluid is going back into your system, you have to go to the toilette very quickly.
I love it, but how often should I do it?
It is absolutely individually. Most of the time: 3 weeks are enough- with a usage of 1-2 times per week (20-40min).
What if I am suffering from real Lymphedema?
If you are suffering from heavy lymphedema make an appointment with Dr Liv Kraemer to make sure you have no other medical issues.
Yoga can also help you improve the effects of lymphedema, according to a Yoga Journal article ( yogajournal.com/lifestyle/calm-cure ), you should work with a specialist to build a safe practice that will work for you additionally. Contact us for giving you some suggestions.
When not to use it?
If you are suffering from arterial diseases, heart diseases, lung oedema, heavy diabetes, heavy skin diseases (rash or inflections)
• Muscle relaxation
• Reduction of swollen legs
• Stress reduction
• Body detox
• After cryolipolysis treatments for quicker results
• Prevention of spider veins on your legs
• No downtime
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