The best way to start or reboot any big or small lifestyle change is to cleanse your system of all unnecessary toxins and metabolic waste. If you’re starting a new diet, DETOX. If you’re recovering from a minor illness or serious disease, DETOX. If you’re starting a new fertility treatment or attempting pregnancy, DETOX! A lymphatic massage will refresh, renew, and cleanse your body from the inside out. After just a few sessions, your body will thank you by giving you more energy and you’ll feel less pain and discomfort from disease, illness, or injury.
Everyday life can sometimes weigh you down with stress and tight muscles and the environment we live in is filled with impure air, food, water, and even medication. While proper diet and exercise are key components in improving your overall health and wellness (see Foods that Boost Immunity for tips), a Lymphatic Massage is the first step to getting you back on track to achieving your overall health and wellness goals.
The better your lymph system functions, the better your immune system will be able to fight off disease and aid in healing. Unlike the circulatory system, the lymphatic system does not have a central organ like the heart to pump lymph fluids through the body. Lymphatic massage acts as that external pump to accelerate fluid through your body and back into your bloodstream.
When you receive a lymphatic massage, the way your body responds to the treatment depends on your body’s current toxicity levels. Most clients become very relaxed and sedated during the treatment, while hours and days later it is not unusual to experience increased energy. As your system acclimates to this renewed function of the Lymph system, elevated voiding will occur. As a result of this, it is important to add more water to your normal routine to further flush out any toxins that were released by the massage techniques. Keeping the body properly hydrated, so it does not seek other sources of hydration from within is necessary for best results. This treatment of steady light pressure methodically applied, will stimulate your entire lymphatic system, boost immunity, and have you feeling refreshed and invigorated.
– Anita Bakke, LMT, CDT