Connection between lymphatic system & hormones
April 07, 2023

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Discover the importance of caring for your lymphatic system.

Don’t neglect this part of your wellness routine

We love a healthy lymphatic system—and you should too. But you might be wondering, what is it? And why is it important? As women, our lymphatic system is particularly crucial. It impacts hormonal balance, menstrual cycles, and fertility. Taking care of our lymphatic system helps maintain a healthy body and mind.

What is the lymphatic system?

It’s a network of vessels, nodes, and organs that work together to remove waste and toxins from the body. It also plays a critical role in the immune system, helping to fight off infections and illnesses. Along with these processes, the lymphatic system is also responsible for maintaining a healthy balance of fluids in our body.

Why is the lymphatic system important?

It’s an incredibly powerful and often underestimated part of our body. Despite its vital role in our entire wellbeing, most people are unaware of how to properly care for it. However, nurturing this system can have a significant impact on overall health—from reducing inflammation to boosting our immune system. Understanding its influence is the first step to harnessing the potential for a healthier, happier life.

What can you do to take care of your lymphatic system?

Give your lymphatic system the attention it deserves! This goes without saying, but it can have a positive impact on your overall health and wellness as a woman.

  1. Exercise regularly: Movement helps to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid, so make sure you're getting some form of exercise every day (walking is great).
  2. Eat a healthy diet: Eating whole, nutrient-dense foods can support the health of your lymphatic system, while avoiding ultra-processed foods and excessive sugar can reduce inflammation.
  3. Practice stress-reducing techniques: Stress can impact the lymphatic system, so try incorporating Him Wof breathing or meditation into your daily routine.
  4. Get a lymphatic massage: A professional lymphatic massage can help to improve lymphatic circulation and reduce inflammation.

Self-lymphatic drainage massage

If you haven’t had a lymphatic drainage massage, consider adding it to your wellness bucket list. In the meantime, you can do a lymphatic drainage massage at home! Here is a fantastic resource for doing lymphatic drainage on your lower body. Otherwise, consider watching this video.

What are the benefits? They’re a dime a dozen. Not only will your at-home massage help remove toxins, but you’ll likely notice relief from sinus pressure, a reduction in fine lines on your face, and an increase in collagen production. Plus, a healthy lymphatic system allows the free flow of progesterone. When the lymphatic system malfunctions (or when progesterone's flow is impeded), excess estrogen builds up.

Ice roll

You either do it, know someone who does it, or you’ve seen it on social media: ice rolling. There are many benefits to ice rolling, but the biggest one? It's great for lymphatic drainage! Through ice rolling, you can reduce fluid retention, swelling, and toxic buildup in your face. It’ll become the best part of your morning routine! This is our favorite ice roller and here’s a tutorial to get started.

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