Lymph is a fluid that circulates in the lymphatic vessels that are located throughout our bodies. It plays a key role in our immune system because of the presence of white blood cells and lymphocytes.
Contrary to blood that circulates because of the pumping action of the heart, lymph’s circulation is activated by the movement of muscles and breathing, and is much slower than the blood’s.
Lack of physical exercise will cause it to stagnate. Lymphatic drainage is activated through superficial gentle movements that encourage circulation of the lymph throughout the body.
The drainage can be integrated to a massage for certain parts of the body that are particularly congested or be given as a full body treatment.