Today we are going to look at the neurolymphatic reflex points, important places on the surface of the body that are connected to the lymphatic system. Our lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system and a vital part of the immune system. It's a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials by transporting lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body. Activating this natural detoxifier is important for keeping our bodily systems clean, clear, and vital.
There are over 90 neurolymphatic reflex points, housed in many locations throughout the body (see pic below). Unlike the bloodstream which has the heart to pump it, lymph does not have a built-in pump. Years ago when we used our body throughout the day, adequate pumping came from our frequent movement. Our more sedentary lifestyle has impacted that, however, so it's now more important to support our health with purposeful pumping. No to worry, though. We can do this pretty easily by rubbing our neurolymphatic reflex points with our hands. Besides clearing stagnated energies (including emotional energy) and creating space for things to flow, it will leave you feeling energized and alive!! Plus touch is SO important so feel your body and rub away.
As you begin, go slowly and with medium intensity of pressure. If you find any tender spots, don't avoid them. This indicates energy blockage or stagnation so rub this area for 30-45 seconds or until you want to stop. It's also neat to check the chart to see what area of your body is needing attention. Make sure to breathe and also hydrate to flush toxins. And most of all, enjoy!!
Until next week, stay well and peaceful. Connect with me for any questions.
Mindfulness & Stress Management Coach
Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner
8 limbs Holistic Health, LLC