Part of the lymphatic system’s role is draining lymphatic fluid from the vessels within the breast tissue. Over 85% of lymphatic fluid from the breast lymph vessels enters the axillary (armpit) lymph nodes and these vary from 20 to 30 in number. The lymph nodes' function is to remove microorganisms and foreign substances.
This is also where the immune system is activated. The lymphatic system is responsible for removing toxins, cell debris, cancer cells, viruses, bacteria and other unwanted matter.
So what occurs when the lymphatic fluid in the Breast is congested?
- Pain and/or tenderness.
- Lumps or fluid filled cysts.
- Swelling in the axillary (armpit) lymph nodes.
- Increased breast size.
- Extra breast tissue occurring in and around the axilla (armpit) area.
- Lumpy underarms where the toxins continue to build up.
- Discomfort in the sternum when parasternal nodes are blocked.
- Oedema or lymphoedema
The reason these conditions can occur is due to toxins and other unwanted matter becoming trapped in the breast tissue and therefore is unable to be flushed out through the lymphatic system.
The Lymphatic Enhancement Technology Therapy assists the client by improving the function of Lymphatic vessels by encouraging the removal of toxicity. Along with the therapy the Lymphatic Enhancement practitioner will educate the you in dietary advice and self-care that can allow you to maintain healthy breast function. This therapy is a excellent adjunct to any detoxification regime.