Lymphatic drainage is a term thrown around a lot in our studio but do you actually know what it means and how important it is to weight loss? By learning more about your lymphatic system and what it does for your body it can help you kick start your weight loss journey and reduce cellulite.
What is your lymphatic system?
Everyday we are exposed to thousands of toxins whether it be from beauty products, household cleaning agents, and everybody’s favourite…processed foods! Your body needs a way to filter out and eliminate these toxins and this is where your lymph system comes into play. Your lymphatic system is basically the garbage disposal of your body; ridding the body of waste and toxins.
Where is the lymphatic system found in our bodies?
The lymphatic system is actually found under your skin throughout your entire body! It is comprised of vessels similar to veins and capillaries that are connected to lymph nodes. Your tonsils, adenoids, spleen, and thymus are all parts of your lymphatic system.
How does activating the lymphatic system aid in weight loss?
Toxicity plays an enormous role in losing or keeping excess weight off. When seeking optimal health and bodily functions the lymphatic system has to be addressed. A sluggish lymphatic system has been linked to cellulite and fat deposits. When toxins are trapped overtime in the body they lead to small pockets of fat and overtime the accumulation can cause weight gain and even obesity!
How do I target the lymphatic system?
The lymphatic system itself has no pump and therefore relies on muscle activity for the lymph to circulate. That’s right, you guessed it! Exercise, exercise, and more exercise! Since the lymph system relies on skeletal muscles to move it along, having a sedentary lifestyle increases your chances of disease, infection, and weight gain. At our studio we use whole body vibration to increase lymphatic drainage without putting strain on your joints or existing injuries.
Whole Body Vibration on our Vibe Plates
The rapid muscle contractions created by whole body vibration will move the lymph along and create the muscle movement that your lymphatic system needs to open up, drain, and close down the lymph drainage process. There are a variety of exercises and poses we can do to specifically target lymph drainage. Using a a vibration machine to rid your body of illness-causing toxins not only promotes lymphatic drainage, but it also help you lose weight, ward off osteoporosis and enhance the functioning of your immune system.
SIGNS YOU NEED LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
Poor lymphatic drainage can manifest itself in several different ways. Here are a few of the most common side effects you might be experiencing:
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Always being tired
- Bloating or excess weight
- Soreness and stiffness (especially when you first wake up)
- Chronic colds or sinus infections
- Acne, rash, dry skin or other chronic skin problems
Of course, these symptoms can be a sign of multiple health issues, but taking care of your lymphatic system is an excellent place to start.
Our Weight loss program combines Holistic Nutrition & the amazing benefits of whole body vibration. Call us to book a consultation to see how we can help you live your best life!