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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Gaul

A Puffy Face could be a sign of a sluggish lymphatic system

If you find that you have a puffy face, it's essential to understand the role of lymphatic drainage in maintaining healthy circulation and reducing this puffiness. The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in your body's immune system and fluid balance. One of its primary functions is to collect excess fluid, waste products, and toxins from the tissues and transport them back into the circulatory system for elimination.

The terminus, as mentioned, is a key point in this system. It's where the lymphatic vessels from your entire body converge before returning lymph fluid to the bloodstream. If this area becomes blocked or functions sluggishly, it can hinder the proper flow of lymphatic fluid, leading to a buildup of excess fluid and toxins. This buildup can manifest as puffiness or a feeling of heaviness not only in your face but also throughout your entire body.

Pumping the terminus is a fundamental technique in lymphatic drainage therapy. It involves gentle, rhythmic movements designed to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid towards the circulatory system. By doing this, you help clear any blockages and encourage the efficient removal of excess fluids and waste products, which can alleviate puffiness and promote a more balanced fluid distribution in your body.

Whether you're interested in reducing facial puffiness or addressing concerns in other parts of your body, starting with the terminus is a crucial first step in any lymphatic drainage routine. Regular practice of these techniques can lead to improved circulation, reduced puffiness, and an overall sense of well-being. For more instructions and tips on lymphatic drainage, follow me or book your lymphatic drainage appointment with me

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