5 Signs Your Lymphatic System Is Blocked

May 4, 2018 BY Rochelle Clark

Chronic illnesses or irritating digestive issues have a negative impact on not only your physical health but also your general well-being.

Often, these issues are related to a lymphatic blockage in your body. As one of the primary detoxification systems, the lymphatic system regulates and moves toxins away from vital organs. When that system is blocked, it can wreak havoc on your entire body.

Of course, it takes a bit of investigation on your part to determine if your lymphatic system is indeed blocked.

Here are five signs that could point in that direction.

Five Signs Your Lymphatic System is Blocked


Bloating in the lower abdominal region can denote a blockage of your lymph system. The primary way that the lymph system moves toxins is through lymph fluid. This fluid, however, can back up in various parts of the body if there isn’t an easy release. If you notice consistent bloating, it could mean you have a lymphatic blockage.

Chronic Fatigue

When our system isn’t in balance, it drains our body’s systems. As this happens, it zaps our energy and leaves us wishing we could crawl under a blanket and stay there the rest of the day. If you can’t seem to shake a bout of fatigue, it could relate to lymph blockage.

Stubborn Weight Gain

Toxins seep into our every area of our body, including fat cells. If they aren’t being properly eliminated through the body’s systems, they’ll end up in fat. Additionally, a disharmony in the body causes more complicated issues that make it difficult to lose weight. Inexplicable weight gain can also relate to lymphatic issues.

Brain Fog

Again, toxins are to blame here too. Brain function relies on healthy blood cells and an elimination of toxins. And if your body can’t do that through the lymphatic system, it causes issues in cognitive ability. Our body’s and our minds are linked. What happens in one place affects the other. If you have trouble concentrating, accomplishing goals, or remembering things, you could chalk it up to a lymphatic blockage of some sort.

Swollen Lymph Glands

This is a serious symptom that shouldn’t be left to self-diagnosis. If you notice swollen lymph glands, it’s best to see a doctor to rule out malignant tumors. However, once you get the all clear and are told that your lymph nodes are swollen, it could be a sign you need to detox your lymph system.

How Lymphatic Massage Can Help

Now that you know what to look out for, you probably want to know what you can do to clear the blockage.

Aside from taking action through diet, exercise, and a few other tips I mentioned in my Simple Tips to Detox your Lymphatic System blog post, you can also invest in lymphatic massage.

Lymphatic massage is a relaxing way to drain the fluids in your lymphatic system. It also requires very little effort on your part—all you have to do is drink plenty of water before and after!

If you’d like to book your own personal lymphatic massage with me, you can schedule an appointment online or give me a call.

But whatever you decide, start detoxing your body today to kick those pesky symptoms to the curb.

5 Responses

  1. Allianca says:

    Would like to schedule a message

  2. Erik Rodriguez says:

    Hello, what would you recommend I would be able do to help out my mother who constantly has stomach pains as well as nausea along with excruciating lower and upper back pains? She’s 56yrs old and had her gall bladder removed a long while back. She’s often dehydrated and just drinks way too much soda when she can. She’s not a very active person at all anymore, she spends all day sitting back on her recliner since she can’t breathe very well at all when laying in bed. She has scoliosis as well unfortunately, any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, my email is

    • Rochelle Clark says:

      Hi Erik, I’m sorry to hear about your mother. It is beyond my scope of practice to make recommendations or prescribe care for your mother. It sounds like she needs to work closely with her doctor.

  3. It’s interesting to know that weight gain can be a sign that I am going to need a lymphatic drainage massage. Even though I’ve been exercising regularly and doing more intense workouts in the weekends, my body weight tends to fluctuate in a strange fashion. Hopefully, a lymphatic drainage massage would be an easy way for me to finally stop gaining weight despite my efforts to stay fit.

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