When lymphatic stagnation occurs, sluggish lymph interferes with the ability of lymphatic fluid to carry toxins away from the cells and to transport healing oxygen, nutrients and hormones into the cellular tissue. When the lymphatic system cannot clear fluids efficiently, cellulite, weight gain and illness can occur. This stagnation weakens the immune system, compromising the integrity of the cell and encouraging inflammation, which is know to be the beginning of many common illnesses as well as premature aging.