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THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

The lymphatic system, what is it and what does it? Let’s look more at that today, because it’s actually very important for your health and well-being! 🌿🌿

In our bodies we have several different systems. We have the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive and the lymphatic system.

Majority of these systems runs all by themselves, without you having to “actually” do anything.

However, the lymphatic system is depending on YOU to activate it. And it’s actually quiet important that you do so. Because the lymphatic system is part of the immune system. it consists of a network of lymph vessels and ducts that collect excess fluid from your tissue and transport the fluid to the bloodstream. The lymphatic system helps to move toxins from your body, and it is therefore very good for your health to get this system activated, so that you can eliminate these toxins and get them out of your system.

How do you activate the lymphatic system?

You can activate the lymphatic system in several different ways:

  • Walking / exercising
  • Rebounding (fx jumping on a trampoline/rope)
  • Yoga
  • Gua sha & face rolling
  • Deep belly breathing
  • Dry brushing
  • Lymph drainage massage

Read also: 3 Things you can do to Improve the Health of Your Skin

Holistic beauty & skincare

5 FREE THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR OWN WELL-BEING

I’m all about self-care and doing things for your own well-being. But sometimes we can think that we need to buy this expensive face mask, go to a spa or spend money in order to take care of our self. That is so far from the truth. Here are 5 free things you can do for your own well-being 💕✨

“Remember to fill your cup, because you can’t pour from an empty cup”

Let’s just dive straight into it; 5 free things you can do for your own well-being

  1. Give yourself a Face Massage
    Giving yourself a face massage, or a body or foot massage is completely free. All you need is yourself. Use some oil for your face, and then put on some relaxing music, or do it while you watch a good movie. If you have a skin roller or a gua sha, you can use these tools as well to give yourself a lovely lymphatic drainage massage (search for this on youtube and you’ll find lots of demonstrations on this)
  2. Take a Foot Bath
    Use whatever bath salt, epsom salt or himalaya salt you have. Blend in a few drops of oils, and then just sit and completely relax and enjoy. Read a book, watch a good movie, or give yourself a face massage in the meanwhile.
  3. Go for a Walk in Nature
    This is so good for you. Yet something we can often forget to do in the midst of everyday life and to-do lists. But get outside. Breathe in the fresh air. Enjoy the sunshine. Enjoy the beauty of nature. The sound of birds singing. Just being present and grounding.

4. Do Yoga at Home
You can find so many online yoga videos online which you can use as a guide, or if you are already familiar with yoga, then just put on some relaxing music, roll out a mat and go with the flow. Move in a way that feels good for your body. Stretch it. Breathe. Feel whatever your body needs.

5. Meditate
Meditation is wonderful. It’s completely free, and you can do it everywhere. Just close your eyes. And breathe. Let go of any thoughts that might come up, just notice them and let them pass. Be present.

Question for you: What is your favourite way to take care of your own well-being? 💕✨