• The Lymphatic system, and how Lymphatic massage can help

    Author: MyoCare Registered Massage Therapy | | Categories: Body contouring Toronto , Brazilian Lymphatic massage Toronto , lymphatic massage Toronto , vacuum therapy Toronto

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    WHAT IS THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?

    THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM IS A NETWORK OF TISSUES, VESSELS AND ORGANS THAT WORK TOGETHER TO MOVE A COLORLESS, WATERY FLUID CALLED LYMPH BACK INTO YOUR CIRCULATORY SYSTEM (YOUR BLOODSTREAM). IT CLOSELY MIRRORS YOUR CIRCULATORY SYSTEM, EXCEPT IT DOSEN’T HAVE A PUMP (HEART)TO PUSH THE FLUID THROUGH THE SYSTEM, BACK TOWARDS THE HEART

    SOME 20 LITERS OF PLASMA FLOW THROUGH YOUR BODY’S ARTERIES AND SMALLER ARTERIOLE BLOOD VESSELS AND CAPILLARIES EVERY DAY. AFTER DELIVERING NUTRIENTS AND OXYGEN TO THE BODY’S CELLS AND TISSUES AND RECEIVING THEIR WASTE PRODUCTS, ABOUT 17 LITERS OF PLASMA ARE RETURNED TO THE HEART VIA THE VEINS. THE REMAINING THREE LITERS SEEP THROUGH THE CAPILLARIES AND INTO YOUR BODY’S TISSUES. ONCE IN THE BODIES TISSUES THIS FLUID IS CALLED EXTRACELLULAR FLUID. IT SURROUNDS THE CELLS AND CREATES HYDRATION IN THE TISSUES. IT ALSO COLLECTS METABOLIC WASTE, BACTERIAS, CANCEROUS CELL, FATS, PROTEINS AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT DOESENT BELONG IN OUR BODIES TISSUES

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