Disease organisms enter the body through the mouth, nose, eyes and ears.
You can be exposed to airborne diseases or diseases that you pick up by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your face.
You can also be exposed to disease-causing organisms through your food and drink.
Your body has an amazing built-in defense system called the lymphatic system, and your face and neck are richly supplied with lymph vessels and nodes.
Lymph drainage massage stimulates the immune system and moves stagnant tissue fluid into the lymphatic vessels, where it is transported through the lymph nodes and purified by lymphocytes. The slow, gentle, repetitive movements reduce the body's fight-or-flight response to stress, which causes the body to tense and produce hormones and chemicals for defense. Lymph massage puts your body into a parasympathetic state, which slows the heart rate and breathing, relaxes muscles and allows organs to resume normal functioning.