Our lymphatic system helps to move toxins out of the body. Our sweat glands usually move the toxins from the lymph system. There are lymph nodes through out the body, but the majority of the nodes are located under the arm and in the breast area.
The lymphatic system does not have its own pump like the cardiovascular system or respiratory system. Lymph fluid is moved through the various nodes and the spleen (the lymph filter) through movement. The best movement is up and down movement as with running or bouncing. Unfortunately, not everyone can run or bounce. For those with differing abilities we suggest a whole body vibration machine.
Whole Body Vibration Therapy
Whole Body Vibration therapy has been shown to be safe and effective for a wide variety of conditions including lymphatic cleansing. The therapy lasts 10 minutes and is best done 3 times each week. The therapy moves lymph through the system including the through the spleen. The spleen is the filter for the lymph system. The vibration therapy also produces muscle contractions that increase muscle strength and flexibility, and reduces pain. Studies show whole body vibration therapyis beneficial for:
Low muscle tone
Low back pain
Myofascial Pain syndrome
Bariatric surgery recovery
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Increased metabolism and VO2, which is a measure of cardiovascular fitness
Vibrational Therapy is available to use by all of our regular patients.