The lymphatic system is the tissues and organs that help produce and store cells that help your body fight against infection and diseases. Included in this system are your spleen (the largest lymphatic organ), lymph nodes, thymus, and even bone marrow. Lymph is a fluid that contains infection-fighting white blood cells. Your lymphatics main function is to carry lymph throughout the body, where it will be filtered inside your lymph nodes. There are many lymph nodes in your body. There are some located in your lungs, heart, under your arms, and groin.
There are a few common problems that people can face in their lymphatic system. Most of these are viral and bacterial infections that affect certain parts of your lymphatic system. Some of these problems include:
Glandular Fever: A viral infection that affects mostly young adults. This is also known as Mono.
Oedema: A medical term for fluid retention inside your body.
Tonsillitis: Can be caused by bacteria and infection around your tonsils.
Hodgkin’s Disease: A cancer of the lymphatic system.
A big sign that something is not working as it should in your lymphatic system is bloating.
Self-massage for lymphatic system
One way to boost your body to self-heal is through lymphatic self-massage. One main type of this is lymphatic drainage. What if all you needed was to set aside 15 minutes a day, would you consider this? Most of your lymph nodes are located on the front side of your body, which makes it easy to perform while lying in bed. You’ll greatly detoxify your body and promote great healing. Your body will be more relaxed afterwards. Your results will benefit you on so many levels.