Main purpose of the Lymphatic Drainage System

The main purpose of the lymphatic drainage system

The main purpose of the lymphatic drainage system is to support the immune system and maintain fluid balance within the body.

Regular Pressotherapy sessions can help you maintain yours and you can look after yours by booking in for a Lymphatic Drainage Massage – Solihull




It is a network of vessels, tissues, and organs that work together to transport lymph, a clear fluid containing white blood cells and waste products, throughout the body.

Here are the key functions of the lymphatic system:

Immune response

The lymphatic drainage system plays a crucial role in the body’s immune defence by carrying immune cells, such as lymphocytes, throughout the body.

These cells help identify and destroy pathogens (such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi) and abnormal cells, including cancer cells.

Fluid balance

The lymphatic drainage system helps maintain fluid balance by collecting excess fluid, proteins, and other substances from the body’s tissues.

This fluid, called lymph, is filtered and purified as it passes through lymph nodes, removing any debris or foreign particles before returning it to the bloodstream.

Absorption of fats

The lymphatic system assists in the absorption of dietary fats and fat-soluble vitamins from the digestive system.

Specialized vessels called lacteals in the small intestine absorb these substances and transport them to the bloodstream via the lymphatic system.

Waste removal

The lymphatic system aids in the removal of waste products and toxins from the body.

It collects cellular waste, excess proteins, and other debris from the interstitial fluid and carries them to the lymph nodes and eventually to the bloodstream for elimination.

Transportation of immune cells

Lymphatic vessels serve as pathways for immune cells to travel between tissues and lymph nodes.

This allows immune cells to detect and respond to infections or other immune challenges throughout the body.

The lymphatic system plays a vital role in immune defence, fluid balance, absorption of fats, waste removal, and the transportation of immune cells throughout the body.  In this day and age we are always inhaling things via the biggest organ on the body which is the skin whether that is our shower, bath gels, skin creams, fake tans, or just by breathing in polluted air let alone the different chemicals we inhale and ingest.

Some people have fluid build up at the end of the day in their ankles, feet or leg areas.  Pressotherapy lymphatic drainage can help to reduce this with regular sessions it help’s to keep the bodies lymphatic drainage system working at optimal levels, alongside a healthy lifestyle too.

Most clients find this is a nice relaxing treatment and here at Cryo Solihull a consultation is carried out on your first session so that the treatment can be carried out on the specific body areas that need the most attention.

Please note certain conditions require doctors approval before the treatment can go ahead.  Water intake plays an important part in ensuring your bodies lymphatic system is working efficiently at least 2 litres of water on a daily basis is recommended in order to maintain your bodies fluid levels working to help the lymphatic system flow properly.

Maintaining the lymphatic drainage system is an essential par of our wellbeing.

Please note regular sessions are recommended – I get asked “Is one session enough?” and “Will I see results after one session?” – If you was to join a gym – one session will not be enough to get the results you need as consistency is key with all that we do so please bear that in mind.

To book your Pressotherapy session you can contact Sandy at Cryo Solihull on 07850 191 134.