6. Anti-Inflammatory Diet. The more nutrient-dense your diet, and the fewer chemicals entering your body, the better your lymphatic system can work. Foods that put stress on the digestive, circulatory and immune systems include common allergens (like dairy products, eggs, gluten, soy, or nightshades, for example), low-quality animal products, refined vegetable oils and processed foods that contain chemical toxins.
7. Massage. Massage improves immune function and can relieve symptoms of chronic fatigue and pain. Massage techniques promote the flow and drainage of lymph through the body. We love doing daily lymphatic drainage massage using our BFF tool that uses sonic vibrations to really get things flowing.
8. Alternate hot and cold in your shower. Lymphatic vessels contract when exposed to cold, and dilate in response to heat. A hot and cold shower is a type of hydrotherapy that uses the properties of water temperature and pressure to move stagnant lymphatic fluid, increase circulation, boost immune function and metabolism.
9. Herbs. Herbs are a great source which we can utilize to detoxify the lymphatic system and remove toxins. Some of the most popular herbal treatments to help the lymphatic system heal include the following: Manjistha tea, Milk Thistle, Ginger Root, Garlic, Red Root and many more.
10. Avoid tight-fitting garments. It's best to avoid tight fitting garments such as underwire bras to prevent any unnecessary restriction on lymphatic vessels. Lymph nodes are highly concentrated around the chest region to drain fluid from breasts, arms, and the chest.