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By Mary Ann Wilson, RN

The lymphatic system is a much ignored network that runs through your body and acts as the body’s cleansing system, flushing out toxins. When the fluid running through the lymphatic system grows sluggish a back-up of waste creates an environment where diseases can easily take root. What keeps the lymphatic fluids moving? You guessed it, exercise and movement! Light self-massage exercises can also help stimulate lymphatic flow. Here are two great techniques to practice every day. Try integrating these self-massage exercises into your daily routine so they become a habit.

Lymphatic Self-Massage Exercises for Your Good Health

Exercise#1: With a very light touch, stroke down the sides of your neck SLOWLY. Begin at the top and stroke down towards your collarbone. Place barely any pressure on the skin. The feeling should be feather light. Lift your hands off your skin between the stroking down movement. Repeat 20 times.

Exercise #2: Tuck your fingers into the soft tissue above your collarbone and VERY GENTLY apply a small bit of pressure and release 20 times. Keep you fingertips resting on the skin between pulses.

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