What is Lymph?

Why Is It Important for Lymph to be Moving?

what lymph is - what lymph does

Lymph – What is It Anyway?

You may not have ever heard about it, but you have probably seen lymph before. 

If you have ever had a zit on your face that leaked a clear, slightly yellowish fluid shortly after you popped it, then that was lymph.  It’s a fluid that is full of proteins and other stuff we will discuss below.

Lymph is super important in the human body.  It has many functions in the body that are critical to keeping us healthy and feeling our best. 

Lymph – What is It Anyway?

You may not have ever heard about it, but you have probably seen lymph before. 
what lymph is - what lymph does - lymphatic massage Albuquerque

If you have ever had a zit on your face that leaked a clear, slightly yellowish fluid shortly after you popped it, then that was lymph.  It’s a fluid that is full of proteins and other stuff we will discuss below.

Lymph is super important in the human body.  It has many functions in the body that are critical to keeping us healthy and feeling our best. 

The lymphatic system is an important part in the immune system of the body, carrying lymph fluids to the associated organs such as the spleen, thymus, tonsils, and the system that produces lymphocytes such as bone marrow.

Our lymphatic system also helps to absorb and transport important fat-soluble vitamins around the body, drains fluid from our extremities preventing swelling, and serves as our body’s natural way of detoxifying.

For specific details on what lymph does click here.
To watch an animated video on
How the Lymphatic System Works, click here.

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Feel Better Today.

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135 Madison St NE   Albuquerque
Shannon Goins, Certified Lymphedema Therapist - Pain & Swelling Solutions, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Certified Cupping Therapist
Shannon Goins, CLT-LANA
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Terapeuta linfática certificada

Recuperarse más rápido.
Sentirse mejor hoy.

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Recover Faster. 
Feel Better Today.

Shannon Goins, Certified Lymphedema Therapist - Pain & Swelling Solutions, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Certified Cupping Therapist
Shannon Goins, CLT-LANA
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Terapeuta linfática certificada

Recuperarse más rápido.
Sentirse mejor hoy.

Doy la bienvenida a los clientes
que hablan español.

Si no habla inglés, envíeme un mensaje de texto o correo electrónico en español.

¡No hablo mucho español, pero estoy aprendiendo!

Puedo comunicarme contigo usando el traductor de google. Muchos de mis clientes no hablan inglés y no tengo problemas para comunicarme con ellos.

Pain & Swelling Solutions
135 Madison St NE   Albuquerque

Why Do You Want Your Lymph Moved?

You want to get your lymph moving, because lymph is a fluid that is full of protein and protein can be rather sticky. 

If we do any of the following:

  • Get Dehydrated
  • Are Stressed
  • Become Fatigued
  • Take medication
  • Eat a less than optimal diet
  • Get an infection
  • Don’t get much physical activity

Lymph becomes thick and sticks to itself.  Instead of flowing as it should, it becomes sludgy and is like moving mud through a garden hose.

when lymph is stuck we have a weakened immune system, we become toxic, we become swollen and we don't get the nutrients we need - move your lymph Albuquerque
why do you want lymph moved? stagnant lymph

Why Do You Want Your Lymph Moved?

when lymph is stuck we have a weakened immune system, we become toxic, we become swollen and we don't get the nutrients we need - move your lymph Albuquerque
You want to get your lymph moving, because lymph is a fluid that is full of protein and protein can be rather sticky. 

If we do any of the following:

  • Get Dehydrated
  • Are Stressed
  • Become Fatigued
  • Take medication
  • Eat a less than optimal diet
  • Get an infection
  • Don’t get much physical activity

Lymph becomes thick and sticks to itself.  Instead of flowing as it should, it becomes sludgy and is like moving mud through a garden hose.

why do you want lymph moved? stagnant lymph - lymphatic massage Albuquerque
When you have stuck lymph,
it affects most of the body’s functions, including:
  • Reducing your immune system’s ability to fight infection
  • Inhibiting the natural waste removal system causing us to be toxic
  • Limiting lymphatic circulation – causing swelling
  • Suppressing the absorption and transport fat-soluble vitamins around the body

 

why do you want lymph moved? stagnant lymph - lymphatic massage Albuquerque
When you have stuck lymph,
it affects most of the body’s functions, including:
  • Reducing your immune system’s ability to fight infection
  • Inhibiting the natural waste removal system causing us to be toxic
  • Limiting lymphatic circulation – causing swelling
  • Suppressing the absorption and transport fat-soluble vitamins around the body

How Do You Get Your Lymph Moving?

The great news is that getting your lymph moving is simple!  Getting out and exercising more helps facilitate lymphatic flow.

Don’t feel like exercise?  Not a problem.

Come in for a relaxing Lymphatic Massage, Electro-Lymphatic Therapy Session, or Lymphatic Cupping appointment and your lymphatic system will be up and moving by the time you walk out the door.

Skeptical about whether lymphatic massage really helps? Here’s an article that discusses the powerful impact lymphatic massage can have on your overall health.

Want to know even more about lymph?

Check out our Detailed Anatomy & Physiology Information about the Lymphatic System.
Getting your lymph moving can help you feel better, improve your immune function, detox your body, and better distribute the nutrients that feed your cells.

Make an appointment with
Pain & Swelling Solutions
to get your lymph moving today!

why do you want lymph moved? stagnant lymph - lymphatic massage Albuquerque
Getting your lymph moving can help you feel better, improve your immune function,
detox your body, & better distribute the nutrients
that feed your cells.
why do you want lymph moved? stagnant lymph - lymphatic massage Albuquerque

Make an appointment with
Pain & Swelling Solutions
to get your lymph moving today!