The cold season has us all fighting off any possible sign of illness, and looking at ways to boost our immune system to keep the lurgies from holding us back. Around this time of year, some manual lymphatic drainage is the perfect way to boost your immune system and help keep the colds at bay.
Your lymphatic system is your body’s best resource for keeping you healthy – it contains white blood cells, nutrients and oxygen that work to fight infection and clean your body of toxins and waste. Your lymphatic system boosts your body’s immune response, strengthening your defense against illness and clearing up any lingering post-cold grievances.
Not only that, but your lymphatic system it is a great detoxifier that can alleviate headaches and allergies, reduce swelling and inflammation, decrease stress, regenerate skin tissue, and kick lethargy and fatigue to the curb – essentially, during winter, it’s your body’s best friend.
As much as you enjoy a massage, your lymphatic system enjoys one too. Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle massage that works to stimulate lymphatic flow and encourage all the benefits your lymphatic system naturally has to offer. As well as relaxing you, incorporating some lymphatic drainage into a treatment will give your immune system a top-up during these colder months.
If you want to give your body a boost this winter, come in and see us and we can tailor a treatment specific to you needs . Book online or contact us to make an appointment.
Mandy Crawford, Doctor of Osteopathy