Enjoy this insightful research on the Lymphatic System. Remember, Reiki assists every system in the body.
“The Lymphatic system is much more important than most of us realise. It cleanses not only our whole body, but also our brain…of toxins, cellular waste, heavy metals, viruses and their waste, bacteria etc. This is why exercise is so important for everyone as it moves our lymph
I’ve also had lots of feedback from clients who feel their sinuses and even their brains are draining during the treatment!
Since completing Sally Kay’s RLD (Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage) Workshop in October last year, I have included this amazing technique in most of my treatments with great benefit to clients. This article (2012) shows new research on the importance of the glymphatic system (which had eluded scientists until then) for removing waste, :
“First author Jeffrey Iliff, Ph.D., a research assistant professor in the Nedergaard lab, took an in-depth look at amyloid beta, the protein that accumulates in the brain of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. He found that more than half the amyloid removed from the brain of a mouse under normal conditions is removed via the glymphatic system.
“Understanding how the brain copes with waste is critical. In every organ, waste clearance is as basic an issue as how nutrients are delivered. In the brain, it’s an especially interesting subject, because in essentially all neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, protein waste accumulates and eventually suffocates and kills the neuronal network of the brain,” said Iliff.
“If the glymphatic system fails to cleanse the brain as it is meant to, either as a consequence of normal aging, or in response to brain injury, waste may begin to accumulate in the brain. This may be what is happening with amyloid deposits in Alzheimer’s disease,” said Iliff. “Perhaps increasing the activity of the glymphatic system might help prevent amyloid deposition from building up or could offer a new way to clean out buildups of the material in established Alzheimer’s disease,” he added.”
Thank you to Connie Hardy Relexology for providing this great article. Visit Connie’s website: