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Lymphatic Massage and Weight Loss
Detoxify and Increase Weight Loss with Lymph Massage
Studies show that massage can push up to 78% of stagnant lymph back into circulation, making it perhaps the most pampering way to speed weight loss! Within us all there is a silent system working to keep us healthy- the lymph system. Without it our bodies would swell up like balloons, swamping our cells with stagnant fluid. The lymph system's impact is so far reaching that many don't even realize that minor aches and pains, low energy or susceptibility to colds and flu may be due to a sluggish lymph system and resulting compromised immune system. Lymphatic massage is so effective because over 70% of the initial lymphatics are in and just under the skin. The initial lymphatic is a very delicate structure, one cell thick. Those cells are supported within the connective tissue by collagen and elastin fibers that help to anchor them in place. By performing lymphatic drainage massage correctly, we can stimulate the opening of the initial lymphatic and increase the volume of lymph flow by as much as 20 times. Lymphatic drainage massage is a profound technique to help increase lymph flow. With an increase of lymph flow immune function is increased. Have you ever thought about where those pounds go that you want to lose? They have to pass through your system to be processed out of your body and that means you want your glands, organs and lymph working at maximum capacity!
Toxins can interfer with your thyroid function and other body systems necessary to metabolize and release stored fat, and massage can free these trapped toxins so they can be more easily carried away by the lymph system. As another benefit, during your detoxifying lymph massage you will additionally experience the benefits of a cellulite massage to help with that dimpled/ripply appearance of your skin! Beyond its application for injuries, healing and weight-loss, estheticians have been using lymph drainage massage for years to enhance the quality of the skin, especially on the face. When the lymph is flowing, the cells are being bathed in fresh fluid, causing the skin to look fresh and alive.
To prepare for your lymph massage, drink lots of water the day of your massage. This will help your circulation and lymph system be more effective at moving the toxins that are released during your massage out and away from your body. Drink at least two (2) eight ounce glasses of water before your massage, and continue to drink water for the remainder of the day.
Water is essential to a healthy body, a simple formula to find out what your minimum water needs are, is to divide your weight by ½ and that is the amount of water in ounces that you need to drink as a minimum each day. (water…not soda!) (example: 150lbs = 75ounces)
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