The lymphatic system has been recognized by doctors for its importance to preventative healthcare. Lymphatic function supports every other system in the body, including the immune, digestive, detoxification, and nervous systems. Many believe that poor lymph health is the underlying cause of a lot of conditions, from cellulite to cancer.
The lymphatic system has no central pump but depends on muscle contraction and manual manipulation to move fluid. Deep breathing is another way we can enhance movement of lymph through our bodies.
You have twice as much lymph fluid in your body as blood. The lymph continuously flows to each cell and drains away the debris in a circulatory system powered only by your breathing and muscle contractions. If the movement of the lymph stopped entirely you would die in a matter of hours. Whole Body Vibration stimulates the muscles to contract and relax at a very fast rate just by standing on the platform.
The science behind how and why whole body vibration works is actually quite simple. Imagine, with WBV you are standing (or sitting) on a platform that is rapidly moving up to 50 times a second. Naturally, your body must react to the external stimulus of the rapidly moving platform. Since the vibrating platform is constantly moving, all the muscles in your body must also constantly compensate for the movement. Your muscles are rapidly stretching and contracting as a result of the vibrations. Therefore you are moving lymph.
The benefits of lymphatic drainage are very important in today’s environment where pollution, stress and deficient immune systems make many people susceptible to contagious disease and viral infections. The lymphatic system plays a vital role in the body by regulating the immune system. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, lymphatic fluid builds up and stagnates causing the entire system to become toxic.
Lymphatic drainage clears blockages, eliminates wastes and toxins from the body, transports nutrients to cells and increases metabolic efficiency, all adding to the reduction of excess fluid and assisting weight reduction. It can also have a calming effect on the nervous system and helps relieve stress and tension.