Massage Benefits: The Lymphatic System

by Samantha Collins on 29th October 2018

The lymphatic system is linked to the circulatory system at tissue level. It is a subsidiary circulation system, removing excess fluid from tissues and carries larger particles that cannot pass through the smaller pores of the blood capillaries. Lymph nodes take out the waste materials and produce antibodies to be transported to the blood.

Unlike the blood, the lymphatic system has no pump to help it move lymph around the body. Massage is therefore a great way to support the lymphatic functions (ie the removal of waste and boosting immunity). It helps reduce swelling caused by too much fluid in the cells, reduces cellulite and improves lymph circulation.