Will lymphatic drainage help you lose weight?

The lymphatic system is a network of vessels, nodes, and organs. It’s the body’s drainage system, and it removes waste, toxins, and excess fluids from the tissues. The lymph fluid that the system moves is a colorless, watery fluid that moves white blood cells to your organs and carries cellular waste away. The lymphatic system is crucial to our immune system. It removes toxins and fights infections, and lymph nodes remove impurities from the lymphatic fluid. It’s one of your body’s “silent heroes”– it’s critical for your health, but it’s not often spoken about or acknowledged unless things go wrong.

As you may have seen recently on Tikok, lymphatic drainage, which consists of different therapies and techniques to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid within the body, has become all the rage. These tactics can help improve swelling, circulation, and the immune system. They can also help you lose weight for the following reasons:


Your lymphatic system aids your metabolism in burning calories even when you’re not exercising. 

Fluid Retention

If you’re lymphatic system is clogged, it may retain fluid and lead to swelling. Draining your lymphatic system can improving the flow of lymph fluid and prevent excess retention. 

Liver and Kidney Function

A healthy lymphatic system aids your liver and kidney in removing toxins from the body. If your lymphatic system isn’t draining correctly, toxins can build up in your body and cause weight gain. 


Cellulite is caused by fat and toxins building up in the body. Draining your lymphatic system can help remove these toxins and improve cellulite. 

While lymphatic drainage won’t lead to dramatic weight loss, it’s an important tool. Used correctly with a healthy diet, exercise, stress management, and chronic condition treatment when necessary, lymphatic drainage can be an important addition to your weight loss regiment. 

If you’re doing everything “right” but still not losing weight, poor lymphatic health may be the reason. To learn more about lymphatic health and things like: 

  • Connections between your gut, brain and lymphatic system
  • How to get your lymph moving and create healthy immunity
  • Ways to address chronic pain through the lymph system
  • How to do your own lymphatic drainage for instant relief
  • Simple approaches to transform your lymphatic health
  • How toxic beauty impacts your lymphatic system
  • 6 reasons your lymph gets stagnant

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