The lymphatic system is an integral part of the body's defence mechanism.
This system stores and releases lymphocytes and antibodies to fight infection, it maintains fluid balance in the body by absorbing excess fluids, and it supports the digestive system by counteracting infection and absorbing fats and toxins from the tissues – to be eliminated through the liver and kidneys. But due to nutritional deficiencies, surgery and illness, our relative inactivity and toxins that accumulate in the body, the lymph system becomes increasingly clogged, causing toxicity and illnesses in the body.
Much like a stagnant pool of water breeds mosquitoes and algae, the sluggish flow of interstitial fluid and lymph can contribute to the build-up of cellular waste and toxins in the body.
Improving the flow of fluids allows the healthy cells to do their job effectively and keep your body strong by ensuring your immune system is in good shape.
Symptoms of an overburdened lymph system may include: fatigue • headaches • water retention • weight gain • cellulite • constipation • arthritic symptoms • recurring sinus, colds and flu • development of cancer cells, etc.
Congestion of interstitial fluid and lymph in the pelvic area can lead to endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intense period pain, irregular periods, adhesions around the uterus and painful sex.
The Veltheim Method of Lymphatic Drainage used by BodyTalk Practitioners is a highly effective energy detox therapy, which supports and enhances the immune system. It consists of gentle rhythmical movements to lightly activate interstitial fluid on a cellular level, moving it through the tissues and into the lymphatic system, helping it to drain toxins and move throughout the body. This method can be conducted without removing your clothing, and oils and lotions need not be used.