The lymphatic system plays a doble role:
- Debugging by eliminating body toxins and waste matter
- Protection, to modulate the immune response against bacteria, viruses and other foreign substances that can get into the body.
The first of these functions involves the avoidance of fluid accumulation and the absorption of fat soluble vitamins from the digestive system to transport through the circulatory system. Therefore, the lymphatic drainage is a type of soft massage, which is applied to the circulatory system and aims to mobilize body fluids to subserve the elimination of waste substances. Hence one of the main applications of lymphatic drainage is fluid retention, which in esthetic medicine is also used in the treatment of cellulite, circulation problems, tired legs, the healing process, acne, edema, etc.
The benefits of lymphatic drainage in all these fields are due to:
- Helps absorb liquids.
- It has a sedative effect on pain.
- It reduces inflammation.
- It helps to improve the body’s defenses.
- Produces a relaxing effect, so it is recommended to stressful situations.
Another of the most important applications of lymphatic drainage focuses on the processes of postoperative cosmetic surgery as it helps to speed the healing of tissues, prevents edema, reduces inflammation and pain and increases the quality of the scar.
What are the flowers of Bach?
Bach flowers are 38 natural remedies prepared from flowers and plants. These remedies are obtained from homeopathics and each is used to treat a different emotional disturbance.
By harmonizing negative states, Bach flowers help to restore the lost emotional balance. This is not only beneficial to psychological health, but also stimulates the body’s own ability to heal itself.
The kinesiotape, also known as kinesiotaping or neuromuscular bandage is an elastic tape that consists of a braided cotton yarn structure which incorporates a layer of glue (cyanoacrilato for medical use, harmless to the skin) which gives adhesiveness allowing the skin to transpire.
What are the benefits?
- Improved circulation: Waves increase subcutaneous capillary space where they are making their function more efficiently.
- Local analgesia: Due to the pressure decrease of sensory receptors found in the subcutaneous space.
- Improved muscle action: Being relieved the receivers will improve the neuro-mechanical response, receivers communicate better with the muscles performing the mechanical action. It also encourages the movement, because it avoids adhesions between the muscle fascia.