The lymphatic system is the detox champion of your body. Therefore, for optimal well-being, it is essential to care for this highly vital yet often ignored system of our body.
To understand how we could care for this critical system, let’s know what it is and what it does.
What is Lymphatic System?
The lymphatic system refers to parts of the body with the sole purpose of cleansing your body of toxins that are often introduced into the body from external sources, such as food, water, and personal care products, among other sources. Toxins are also internally created and may include cellular waste and damaged proteins.
A lymphatic system refers to a network of vessels, organs, glands, and nodes that work hand-in-hand with the circulatory system to fight infections while providing different detoxification functions. The lymphatic system carries toxins from the tissues through the bloodstream for purification by the spleen – the most extensive lymphatic tissue in the body.
Keeping your lymphatic system in good condition is vital to maintain overall good health in your body and ensure you are strong with a robust immune system. When your lymphatic system is in good condition, you will experience good health; if you fall sick, it will help you recuperate quickly.
What is Lymphatic Stagnation?
Lymphatic stagnation refers to the sluggish or blockage of the lymph vessels that drain fluid from your body tissues, thus allowing immune cells to move to the tissues where they are needed. Unfortunately, due to the stagnation, the fluid accumulates to create swelling and circulatory difficulties, which may lead to lymphedema.
What areas are most affected by Lymphatic Stagnation?
Unlike blood circulation, which relies on the heart’s pumping action, lymphatic drainage is a passive drainage system that relies on the proper functioning of joints and muscles to keep flowing correctly.
If you don’t exercise enough or are overweight, the passage can be sluggish, making the lymphatic drainage inadequate. The stagnation of the lymphatic drainage is noticeable in the swelling of various parts of the body. Some of the body parts that are likely to swell include:
Feet and Ankles
Your knee, feet, and ankles will often swell due to the stagnation since they are outlying body parts from which the journey of lymph is longer. Therefore, habits such as tight shoes and too high heels can worsen the problem.
Lymphatic stagnation can affect your legs from the thighs to the calves, especially if you spend more time standing in the same position or sitting for longer.
The face area can be affected by the stagnation of fluids, especially around the eyes, particularly in the morning when you don’t get enough sleep or sleep in the wrong position. You may also get affected due to smoking or drinking alcohol or if you don’t drink enough water or liquids.
Hardening and thickening of the skin
Hardening and thickening of the skin (fibrosis) can be caused by fluid stagnation, especially after using certain body care products or exposure to toxic chemicals. These body care products or poisonous chemicals cause build-up in your system, making it harder for your filter waste.
If you are experiencing symptoms of stagnation, it may be time for a lymphatic cleanse. Getting a stagnated lymphatic system back to a healthy state doesn’t have to be complicated. You can do it with a few tweaks to your daily routine. Unfortunately, not everyone can keep up with daily routines, right? But, if you are in this category, we have a solution.
In Boca Raton, Icoone is available at Carmen Care (the treatment has already gained popularity in Europe) and is a medical spa treatment that uses microstimulators (Roboderm®) to stimulate detoxification and release pent-up fluids over the body, thus promoting several aesthetic and medical benefits. A single treatment can result in visible results. For best results, however, at least three sessions are recommended. In addition to contouring the body, the treatment eliminates cellulite and promotes detoxification in three ways: by activating the lymphatic system, firming by increasing collagen and elastin production, and body remodeling by enhancing lipolysis and breaking up accumulated fat deposits, the treatment boosts drainage through lymphatic circulation.
How Does Icoone Work, and What Can It Do?
As the only device in the world with this technology, the Icoone provides a deep lymphatic massage to the entire body using Multi Micro Alveolar Stimulation (MMAS). In addition to stimulating the tissue and underlying circulation, rollers use LED and laser light to tighten the skin.
Let’s get into the details of how the Icoone works. Thanks to the microstimulators, Roboderm technology differs from any other technology and device on the market today. Microstimulators rotate forward, backward, inward, and outward to release multiple skin stimulations.
Micro-hole matrixes designed on the surface of the microstimulators stimulate the subcutaneous tissue, and connective tissue fibers that delimit microvacuoles transmit that stimulation deeper into the body. With Multi Micro Alveolar Stimulation (MMAS), a more efficient action is delivered to the client in a gentler manner. It’s a super-fast massage that goes deeper than any hands can reach.
There are two models of the Icoone: the Beauty and the Medical. You will probably only encounter the Beauty model at a medspa in the United States. In the Beauty version, there are eight base programs and 16 focus programs with five body attachments and six facial attachments, some of which are small enough to reduce puffiness around the eyes.
What Can the Icoone Treat?
- Cellulite. Through micro-massage stimulation, the deepest skin and subcutaneous tissue layers can be mobilized. As a result, blood flow increases, connective tissue fibers become more flexible, metabolic exchanges are improved, adipose tissue tension is reduced, drainage and blood circulation improves, and cellulite skin appearance and quality improve.
- Body contouring. Lipolysis occurs when fat is sucked out of fat cells by mechanical rollers and suction. Almost immediately after a few treatments, clients can see a noticeable difference in their silhouettes. In addition, daily Icoone treatments can enhance the appearance of someone going on vacation or attending a special event.
- Water retention and bloating. In addition to stimulating the lymphatic system, the Icoone also drains fluids from the body. For pregnant women, Icoone can help relax, soothe sore joints, and eliminate water retention on the extremities (and only after the third month of pregnancy).
- Improved circulation. A deep massage by the Icoone facilitates the drainage of liquids and the return of blood to the heart. While stimulating all skin layers and subcutaneous layers, blood flow to the tissues is also increased, improving oxygenation.
- Muscle and joint recovery, plus pain management and inflammation. With Icoone Roboderm technology, connective tissue microvacuoles are stimulated deeply and effectively. As a result, Icoone relieves muscular pain, awakens the nervous system, reoxygenates muscle tissue, supports athletic activity, and decongests traumatic and nontraumatic inflammation of tendons and aponeuroses.
- Skin tightening. Increasing cutaneous microcirculation stimulates fibroblasts to produce elastin and collagen, the skin’s structural proteins.
Treatment at Carmen Care is personalized to match each client’s goals and needs. Contact us online or call (561) 405-9577 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our lymphatic system experts.