There is an excellent YouTube video that teaches about the Lymphatic System. Please click here to watch this educational video!
Our lymphatic system, much like the blood vessels and arteries in our body, runs all through the body. This system is a complex one, and has three main missions. It carries away excess fluids in the body, it carries away fat and fatty acids to the circulatory system for removal, and it is the central part of what most people call “the immune system.” Obviously, the lymphatic system’s health is vitally important to overall health.
The lymphatic system has been recognized by doctors for its importance to preventative healthcare. Lymphatic function supports every other system in the body, including the immune, digestive, detoxification, and nervous systems. Many believe that poor lymph health is the underlying cause of a lot of conditions, from cellulite to cancer.
The lymphatic system has no central pump but depends on muscle contraction and manual manipulation to move fluid. Deep breathing is one way we can enhance movement of lymph through our bodies, but our lymph system is best stimulated by movement of the body. The reason that clusters of lymph nodes are located in the arm pits, the groin, and other constantly moving areas is for that reason. As we age we become less active, and the normal stimulation needed by lymph nodes to pump lymph fluid around the body, filter it, rejuvenate it, and attack biological intruders is not as effective. It is one of the reasons that older people are more susceptible to illness. But there is a way to deal with this challenge.
Whole Body Vibration training and therapy stimulates the lymphatic system. It causes immune response in the lymph nodes, giving the body better defenses against illnesses. Whole Body Vibration exercise also causes the lymph system to drain more efficiently, getting trapped fats and biological intruders on their way out of the body through the circulatory systems filters. In short, the vibrations of the Whole Body Vibration exercise platform cause dozing lymph nodes to wake up and do the work they are intended to do, especially in the aging body where lymph health is even more vital to overall health.