The lymphatic system acts as the body’s sewer system. It is the means by which wastes are carried away from the cells. Blood and lymph work together to increase both the elimination of harmful toxins and the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues.
The lymphatic system consists of a network of tubes or vessels that reach all parts of the body. The lymphatic vessels are blind ending and there is no heart to pump fluid through them. It also includes associated organs, such as lymph nodes and the spleen. The vessels and nodes reach most parts of the body returning excess fluid to the blood stream and playing an important part in the defense against pathogens.
Lymphatic massage benefits the skin because it increases the lymph flow and speeds up the natural detoxification process of the system. It stimulates the skin and rejuvenates cellular function, which also affects the health of skin and helps to keep it clean and toned.