A Relaxing Way to Detox Naturally
With the summer thankfully on its way many of us are looking at new ways to detox in time to look and feel good in our bikinis. So apart from those sweaty gym sessions, cutting out on alcohol and replacing our usual processed ready meals with nutritious smoothies what else can we do to detox?
Well believe it or not there is a way to detox naturally which will also relax your mind body and soul. Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is the perfect way to unwind after a hectic day at the office and help you achieve that body beautiful in time for summer. Of course you do still need to pay attention to your diet and hit the gym to obtain those desired results but what better way to reward yourself afterwards, by having a well earned relaxing massage.
The Human Lymphatic System
Is the body’s second circulatory system. It is made up of lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, lymph and lymphocytes (specialized immune cells). The tonsils, adenoids, spleen, and thymus are all part of the lymph system.
Lymph nodes are located in the armpits, groin, face and neck, as well as in the center of the chest and abdomen. They produce immune cells that fight infection while filtering lymph fluid to remove foreign material. The lymphatic system is different from the circulatory system as it has no “pump” of its own to move lymph through the system (the circulatory system has the heart). Instead the lymphatic system relies on bodily movement and breathing to move liquid lymph through the vessels and filters of the lymph nodes.
A lack of exercise, unhealthy diet and too much stress can all put pressure on the lymphatic system resulting in sluggish digestion, fluid retention, lethargy and a body that is susceptible to infection and disease.
During lymphatic drainage massage the lymph nodes are stimulated to release blockages followed by gentle rhythmical movements and drainage techniques moving the lymph fluid towards the nearest lymph node filtering out toxins and waste not required by the body. As the blood and lymph vessels dilate improving blood and lymphatic circulation, oxygen and nutrients are transported to the bodily cells.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is Beneficial For
- Fluid retention
- Strains or injuries
- Stress and tension
As a big fan of sports and deep tissue massage I must admit I was rather sceptical about the results I would receive from a more ‘gentle’ massage. I have to say I was not disappointed! Although I will continue to have deep tissue to release tension nodules I will in future be having more lymphatic drainage massage as I found the experience to be deeply relaxing with powerful detoxifying after effects.
At the moment I currently have a special offer enabling you to receive a 25% discount when booking a 75 minute lymphatic drainage massage.
To book call Good Vibes Yoga Studio in Covent Garden on 020 7240 6111