Your body is made up of many different systems, some you’ll be more familiar with than others. The respiratory system, nervous system, digestive system, and reproductive system – these are examples of important systems in the body that we all know about and without some of them, functioning on a daily basis would be literally impossible.
There are some other, lesser-known systems, that operate in the body which we are not reliant on in an immediate manner like the respiratory system for example. However, these other systems are equally important for good overall health. One of those systems is the lymphatic system. If it doesn’t function properly, it can cause a whole range of issues with your health, with your skin, and with your overall well being.
Why the lymphatic system is so important!
If problems with the lymphatic system arise and it stops performing in the body as required, a build-up in excess fluid would occur. This means the toxins, bacteria, and damaged cells it is responsible for removing, would stay in the body, stored around the tissue and organs.
This can affect the body in many ways, impacting your health and daily life. The main things people with poorly functioning lymphatic systems experience are:
- Digestive issues
- Lack of concentration
- Brain fog
- Tiredness / Fatigue
- Bloating /Weight Issues
- Dry skin
- Immune problems
- Regular Colds and flu
What is the structure and function of the lymphatic system
The main role of the lymphatic system is to assist with drainage of excess fluid and to support the body’s immune system response – it’s the first line of defence in fighting off diseases and infections.
The lymphatic system is made of different elements that all work together – A network of tissues, lymph nodes and organs, such as the spleen. These different elements are connected to rid the body of cell debris, toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials.
Fluid, called Lymph fluid, moves around this network, through the lymphatic vessels and capillaries. It’s a watery, clear fluid that transports white cells around the body. Making it a crucial factor in the Lymphatic system’s defence against diseases and keeping you well.
The Lymph is also the element that collects the unwanted cells and toxins from around the body. It passes through the lymph nodes – which filter out these unwanted materials. The lymphatic vessels then return this fluid back to the blood after it has been rid of these materials.
Unlike your circulatory system which relies on the heart to pump the blood around arteries and veins, the lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump to keep the fluid moving.
Instead of a pump to move the fluid, it relies on your body natural movements – breathing, muscles, perspiration, and intestinal activity to eliminate the toxins and waste out of the body.
Why the lymphatic drainage is KEY for Cryostar® results!
As well as removing debris, toxins and unwanted materials from your body, the Lymphatic System is also responsible for the removal of fat cells!
When you have a Cryostar® treatment your fat cells undergo the natural process of Apoptosis (the natural breaking down of unwanted cells) triggered by the cold and warm changes in temperatures. The broken-down fat cell needs to then be removed – Cue your Lymphatic system! It removes the fat cell along with other unwanted debris. To understand more about how Apoptosis happens, have a read of our article “How Cryostar® Technology works”.
This is why at Cryostar® Beauty we are advocates of using our treatments as part of a healthy lifestyle and wellness program. It’s not a quick fix for a bad diet or lack of exercise.
If your body is functioning to an optimal level and your lymphatic system is performing well, the results you get from your Cryostar® treatment will be far better.
What can you do to boost your lymphatic system health.
The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to keep your Lymphatic System functioning well; Keep your body moving (take the stairs rather than the lift!), get a good 7hrs minimum sleep, try a lymphatic massage or these other very simple steps you can do every day.