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I saw these exercises today on You Tube and thought they would be useful for myself at the moment, also for anyone with Lymphoedema of the legs to help stimulate the Lymphatics of the lower body. Lymph in our bodies travels by the movement of the muscles that squeeze the tissue as they move and push the lymph into the lymphatic vessels helping it to leave the body. In my case I cannot go for a big walk or swim so these exercises will suit my limited abilities at this time. I also felt they are suitable for anyone, as you do not have to be “fit” to be able to do them. All you need is a chair and some time…. No excuses!!!!
English: Propulsion of lymph through lymph vessel Français : Propulsion (centripète, vers l’intérieur du corps) de la lymphe (en jaune) dans un vaisseau lymphatique. Chaque cellule valvulée est un lymphangion, qui doté d’une fine enveloppe de fibres musculaires spiralées peut se contracter. Des trains rythmiques de contraction propulsent la lymphe vers les ganglions lymphatiques (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Propulsion (centripetal, inwardly of the body) of the lymph (yellow) into a lymphatic vessel. Each cell is a valved lymphangion, which has a thin shell of muscle fibers.