You don’t have to go on a detox diet or drink special smoothies to detox. Start with a massage to kick-start your body’s own natural cleansing processes, which can slow down for a variety of reasons — lack of regular exercise, too little fluids, or fiber in the diet … If you haven’t been taking the best care of yourself, a detoxifying massage can help set things right again.
The rhythmic strokes and pressure applied to muscles, tissues and organs during massage therapy help stimulate the circulatory system. It works sort of like a sponge: When pressure is applied to the tissue and fat, toxins are literally “squeezed” out from in between the muscle fibers and cells. They’re released into the circulatory system for easier elimination. Your lymphatic fluid system works with your cardiovascular circulatory system to flush out toxins and carry immune cells throughout the body to help defend against infections. If your lymph fluid circulation gets sluggish, toxins can accumulate and immune cells may not get carried to the areas of the body where they’re needed.
Since the lymph system doesn’t have a big central pump like the heart to keep things moving, it has to rely on gravity, exercise, breathing … and massage. So if you haven’t been as good as you should about your exercise, diet and “me time” routine and it happens to the best of us; that can affect how you feel, causing aches, pains and swelling or more so known as lymph edema. It can also cause deterioration in organs and glands like the thymus that are vital players in your immune system.
It is easy to see why detoxification is important to avoiding illness and chronic health conditions. So, if you’re not feeling your best or haven’t been as good about your diet and exercise routine lately, try a massage to get back on track. Remember to drink a glass or two of pure water after massage to help the body flush out toxins more rapidly.
How to Spot Detoxification after Massage-
Many massage clients experience uncomfortable symptoms after they get a massage. This could alarm them quickly since most people are not aware of why this happens. However, the symptoms that the clients experience are often harmless. The body’s effort to detoxify itself brings about these symptoms.
Some clients experience the same type of symptom every time, and others may experience a completely different symptom. Some individuals experience a different symptom for every detoxification process. It’s hard to anticipate what the body will go through.
The most common symptoms of the detoxification process:
Keep in mind that these symptoms are not limited to massage therapy only. In fact, any detoxification method can cause the above mentioned symptoms. There are many ways the symptoms of detoxification can be reduced. These methods are quite easy to try, and can help relieve clients of their discomfort. Of course, there is no harm if you do not want to actively reduce these symptoms. The symptoms will run their course and go away with time.
The most common methods used to relieve these symptoms:
Next time your body needs some detoxification give massage therapy a try, you may be surprised at the results. You can help the detoxification process along by adding some exercise to help get your heart rate up and blood pumping, drink more water throughout the day to help keep your body hydrated and to help flush toxins through the kidneys, and try to eat healthy foods like lean protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables. To learn more about massage therapy at Brilliant Bodywork go here- http://dev2.brilliantbodywork.com/massage or to make an appointment for massage online go here- http://dev2.brilliantbodywork.com/contact or you can call us at (608) 783-8380 and someone at the front desk will be happy to assist you in making your next appointment for a relaxing and detoxifying massage.
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