Why Lymphatic Drainage is Important while Traveling

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think about your lymphatic system until it’s mentioned in a health class or on a medical show. And even then, you might only have a vague understanding of what the lymphatic system does. But the truth is, this network of vessels and nodes is essential to keeping our bodies healthy – especially while traveling! In this blog post, we’ll discuss the importance of lymphatic drainage and how Loosen Up BodyWork can help.

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Higher Energy Levels

One of the benefits of lymphatic drainage is that it can help to increase your energy levels. If you’re someone who often feels sluggish or tired, this type of massage can be a game-changer. The lymphatic system is responsible for transporting white blood cells throughout the body, and when it’s not working properly, we can feel the effects. Loosen Up BodyWork can help to get your lymphatic system flowing smoothly, so you can feel your best while traveling.

hot water bottle for helping with swelling

Reduce Swelling

Another common issue that can be helped with lymphatic drainage is swelling. When we fly or travel long distances, our bodies can retain fluid and we can end up feeling bloated and uncomfortable. Lymphatic drainage can help to reduce this swelling and promote better circulation. If you’re looking for a way to feel more comfortable while traveling, lymphatic drainage may be the answer.

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Improved Immune System

One of the most important functions of the lymphatic system is to help filter out toxins and waste from our bodies. This helps to protect us from illness and disease. When we travel, we’re exposed to new germs and bacteria, which can put a strain on our immune system. But if our lymphatic system is working properly, it can help to filter out these toxins and keep us healthy. Loosen Up BodyWork can help to ensure that your lymphatic system is functioning properly, so you can stay healthy while traveling.

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Help with Chronic Health Conditions

If you suffer from a chronic health condition, lymphatic drainage can be a helpful treatment. Conditions like lymphedema, sinus infections, and fibromyalgia can all be helped with this type of massage. Loosen Up BodyWork has experience helping people with chronic health conditions, and we can tailor our services to meet your needs.

Lymphatic drainage is important while traveling because it can help to increase your energy levels, reduce swelling, and more. Loosen Up BodyWork can help to ensure that your lymphatic system is functioning properly, so you can stay healthy while traveling. Contact us to schedule your appointment today!

Ergonomics: Fixes for Neck and Wrists

Over the last year, the pandemic forced many people to switch from working in well laid-out and equipped offices to working from home. Some of you may even still be working from your kitchen tables. As massage therapists, we are frequently asked about how to avoid the recurring pain that creeps up as a result of less than ideal physical work environments.

I am not an ergonomics specialist, by any means, but I can offer clients some tips that may help reduce repetitive stress injuries. While creating a space that keeps our body in the most neutral position possible can be helpful, if you stay in any position long enough, it’s going to create problems. Try to incorporate frequent movement into your work routine. Even just a mild stretch or movement through our full range-of-motion can flush out metabolic waste and bring fresh blood to our tissue so it can continue to meet demand without fatiguing. Here are a few of my favorites.

Look over each shoulder
Tilt head side to side
Head circles each direction
Wrist circles both directions
Flex wrist with closed hand
Extend wrist with open hand
Shoulder circles forward and back

This little list of movements can be done once or twice an hour to really help support our muscles and structure when we are relying on them so much. I’ve included a link (below) to a video with a great condensed list of tips to try out at your workstation – wherever it might be. But remember, no matter how well thought-out your physical work environment is, our muscles require movement, so multiple mini breaks and regular exercise are always your best bets to keep your muscles happy.

Stay well,
All of us at Loosen Up Bodywork