Why You Should Start Rebounding for Lymph Drainage
A healthy lymphatic system can help you feel more vibrant, energetic, and balanced. That’s why I love to use rebounding for lymph drainage. Just a few minutes a day can make a big difference!
How Your Lymphatic System Impacts Your Health
Before I get into rebounding for lymph drainage, I want to break down exactly why a healthy lymphatic system is so important.
What is your lymphatic system?
- The lymphatic system acts like the body’s detoxification system.
- Like your circulatory system, the lymphatic system is made of many tiny vessels that branch out into every part of your body.
- These vessels carry a fluid called “lymph.”
- Unlike your circulatory system, your lymphatic system doesn’t have a heart that pumps fluid through the vessels.
- Because the lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump, we have to move in order to help that lymph flow!
What does your lymphatic system do?
Your lymphatic system has three main duties:
- It carries white blood cells called lymphocytes which fight infections. This plays a key role in your immune system.
- It carries fluid throughout the body to your tissues, which helps maintain water balance.
- It gets rid of waste products and toxins produced by cells throughout your body.
Symptoms of an Unhealthy Lymphatic System
If your lymphatic system is sluggish, you might start experiencing symptoms like:
- Swelling and water retention, especially in your hands, ankles, and feet.
- Feeling exhausted and fatigued, even when you’ve gotten plenty of sleep.
- Sensitive, irritated, dry, and itchy skin.
- Recurring sinus infections or frequent colds.
- Worsening allergies and allergy symptoms.
- Swollen or painful lymph nodes.
- Digestive complaints like bloating, constipation, and increased food sensitivities.
How Rebounding for Lymph Drainage Works
Most of us don’t move enough during the day, which is why our lymphatic systems get easily overwhelmed. Rebounding is a highly effective movement for jump starting that lymph flow!
A rebounder is basically a mini trampoline. Rebounding is effective for lymph drainage because it harnesses the power of gravity. When you’re bouncing, the fluid in your lymph vessels naturally starts pumping up and down.
Rebounding gives you an easy way to jump up and down without stressing your joints. It’s far more gentle than most jumping exercises. And it’s easy to do even if you’re out of shape or have limited mobility.
Bonus: rebounding counts as exercise! It’s even more effective than other exercises at strengthening your heart and lungs. Plus, it only requires one inexpensive piece of equipment and it can be done indoors all year long.
Tips When Rebounding for Lymph Drainage
- Easy does it. You don’t have to make big jumps to get your lymph flowing. In fact, gentle bouncing is the most effective way to use your rebounder!
- Watch your breathing. Bounce just enough where you need to breathe a little more than usual, but you can still breathe comfortably (you don’t have to stop and catch your breath).
- How much should you be rebounding? Start slow and work up to 4-5 times per week for 10-15 minutes each time. Yes, this really is enough to make a difference!
- If your lymph system needs extra help, try two sessions a day. This will get your lymphatic system pumping more often.
- Don’t wear tight clothing! A little bit of “jiggling” means it’s working. You want to aid lymph flow as much as possible, and tight clothing restricts it.
Are you reading to start rebounding?
Have you tried rebounding for lymph drainage? Have any questions? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!