It’s that time of year again where the overindulgence from the Christmas holidays has played havoc with our bodies and left us feeling a bit…. well… bleugh! And so begins another New Year’s resolution to cut out the booze, eat healthier, drink more water and exercise more.
A combination of all of the above is sure to get you feeling better for sure, but what if there was something missing that could kick start your natural cleansing process? What if there was a truly brilliant way to step up your detox a gear, while being a relaxing treat in itself? Welcome to massage….
“Isn’t massage a luxury treat?”
Absolutely not! Massage should not be a ‘treat’ but should be a regular part of everyone’s lifestyle to prevent physical and psychological illness. Sure, it’s relaxing, but that’s just the beginning. Here I explain to you how massage will kick start and boost your detox!
It’s all in the Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system works alongside the cardiovascular system to transport lymph, a fluid containing toxins and white blood cells (which help fight infections). While blood is pumped around the body by the heart, with lymph there is no such pump.
Lymph relies on the regular movement of the body, gravity, and breathing to be transported around the body. In this process the toxins are drained and the white blood cells get to work where your body needs it the most. However, if the lymphatic system becomes slow and sluggish, the toxins build up and the white blood cells can’t get to work where they need to. Hence that ‘bleugh’ feeling!
Massage helps move the lymph along and literally squeezes the toxins out into the circulatory system for easier elimination. After your massage you should then drink plenty of water, as this helps to rapidly flush out the toxins which have been released into the circulatory system.
So there you have it… a relaxing treat with incredible health benefits. Book in for a massage to kick start your detox or, better still, book a regular massage to boost your detox process, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and ultimately, be the Best You!