by Dr. Emil Vodder
The lymphatic system has an extremely important function in maintaining our health by transporting metabolic waste products, in particular in bringing back large protein molecules remaining of inflammations or illnesses, back to the liver and the kidneys to get expelled. If the lymphatic system gets damaged or affected in its flow, fluid in the tissue accumulates resulting in edema which appears in swelling of the skin where local pressure applied remains as a dent lasting unusually long.
Lymphatic drainage is performed by gentle mechanical pressure onto the lymph nodes, liberating them and emphasizing excessive storage of liquid there or in extremities to move being directed back into the nodes and lymphatic vessels to be drained back to the venous blood circulation.
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