The importance of The Perrin Technique in maintaining good health
The lymphatic system
A healthy lymphatic system is vital for overall well being. So what is the lymphatic system and what does it do? The lymphatic system is made up of tissues and organs that work together to move a fluid called lymph back into your bloodstream. Lymph is the fluid that leaks from the blood vessels into the tissues of the body and needs to be returned to the circulatory system to maintain normal blood pressure, which also prevents excess fluid retention around the tissue that could otherwise lead to swelling and other problems.
The lymphatic system is part of your immune system and protects your body from toxins, bacteria, viruses and other harmful pathogens. To name a few functions, it is important in maintaining body fluid levels, removing cellular waste and absorbing fats and nutrients. A primary role of the lymphatic system is to remove toxins from your body. This helps to keep the immune system strong and working effectively. It is also vital in making sure that your nervous system is working correctly; therefore, a good lymphatic function is necessary for overall good health.
If your lymphatic system does not work effectively then toxins and other harmful substances will build up, resulting in many illnesses and detrimental effects to other systems in your body.
Unlike the bloodstream, lymphatic vessels do not have their own pumps, but rather they rely on the contraction of our muscles, during breathing and movement, to squeeze lymph through them.
Some illnesses, such as chronic fatigue syndrome also known as CFS/ME, make it extremely difficult to move around or carry out any form of exercise at all. Many patients either have to use a wheelchair or are bed-bound for months on end. CFS/ME is thought to be caused by a malfunction of the lymphatic system, where toxins have built up in the nervous system and result in such devastating symptoms. What makes things worse is that, if you are unable to perform any exercise or even get out of bed to help keep lymph moving through your lymphatic system, the toxins will continue to build up in your system and this makes recovery slower and longer.
The Perrin Technique
The Perrin Technique in London is an osteopathic technique established by Dr Raymond Perrin in the late 1980s. He conducted much research to show that some illnesses such as CFS/ME are caused by a buildup of toxins around the brain and in the cerebrospinal fluid and that stimulating the lymphatic system would help alleviate the symptoms of such illnesses. The Perrin Technique in London involves specific osteopathic massages to manually stimulate the lymphatic system. These massages are thought to boost the flow of lymph around the body, thereby removing toxins in the process.
Find out more about The Perrin Technique in London here at Rakhee Osteopathy.
We are an award-winning practitioner of The Perrin Technique in London and with our knowledge and expertise, we can relieve your symptoms and promote the healthy functioning of your lymphatic system.