These days’ sedentary and stressful lifestyles mean that our body’s systems can become sluggish, not work at their full potential, having a detrimental effect on our energy levels, health and wellbeing.
The lymphatic system – our body’s waste disposal system – has no dedicated pump like the blood circulation has the heart, so it relies on other factors, like muscular movement, deep abdominal breathing, arterial pulse etc. Common symptoms of a compromised lymphatic flow are: fluid retention, e.g. swollen ankles or legs, PMT, puffy eyes, sinus congestion, bloating, constipation and weight gain.
Massage and Reflexology are effective in improving circulation of both blood and lymph. Acupuncture is a holistic treatment and will balance the body energetically which can also have an impact on the lymphatics and more. For an even more targeted approach to the lymphatic system you can choose to have a Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) ‘detox’, either as a general cleanse or decongestive treatment, or in preparation for conception, before or between courses of IVF etc.