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Lymphatic Massage Helps Immune System

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  • Receiving one 45-minute Swedish massage led to an increase in circulating lymphocytes, a form of immune system white blood cell that’s especially prevalent in your lymphatic system
  • If you’re interested in maintaining good health by boosting your immune system, consider lymphatic massage, also known as lymphatic drainage
  • Lymphatic drainage massage involves gentle massage techniques designed to encourage lymph to drain out of a clogged area and increases lymphatic circulation
  • Your lymphatic system is sometimes called your second circulatory system, and when it becomes slow or clogged up, your immune system weakens

By Dr. Mercola

Massage is often considered to be a treat reserved for special occasions, but there's good reason to make regular massages a part of your health and fitness routine. Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles revealed that massages prompt significant physical changes in your body, including boosting your immune system, your body's key defense against illness and disease.


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