Lymphatic Massage: Why You Need It
A lymphatic massage helps get rid of toxins in our body by stimulating and unblocking the lymphatic system. If your lymphatic system isn’t working properly, toxin overload in your body can happen and may lead you to experience bloating, brain fog, constipation, digestive problems, swollen lymph nodes, excess weight, and skin problems, among others. If you are experiencing any of these, you may need a lymphatic drainage massage done by an expert.
However, the need to have it can depend on how healthy you are. Physically fit and clean eating people won’t need it as much as the average person who is not a health buff. That’s because physically fit individuals have been keeping their bodies active, which is one way to keep the lymphatic system functioning well. If you belong to those who are not as active, chances are you might be in need of a lymphatic massage.
How Often Will You Need It?
It all depends on your physical condition and how fast you want results. For example, a health buff who exercises every day can have 2 to 4 sessions a month, 4 times a year. This is to keep the immune system strong as you take on the rigours of keeping in shape by being physically active. Athletes who burn the candle at both ends will need regular sessions to recover faster, removing free radicals and lactic acid build-up.
For stress relief, especially if you feel worn out and spent, a lymphatic massage restores your body. You may want to have 4 sessions with a trained and certified lymphatic massage therapist. Chelsey teaches therapists all over the world her special technique, so if you are not in Brisbane please check our website for therapist locations. Expect the full benefits of being recharged after approximately 4 weekly sessions where your lymphatic system is then working towards being in tip-top shape, working through and flushing out the built-up toxins in your body.
Remember, the frequency of your lymphatic massage sessions does not only rely on your health condition but on the results you want to see. Book now to find out what will work best for you.
Ways to Maintain a Healthy Lymphatic System
After you have had a very therapeutic lymphatic massage, here are some of the ways you can maintain a healthy lymphatic system.
- Exercise regularly. Get moving! Exercising regularly promotes circulation in your body and stimulates your lymphatic system. If you’re not used to workouts, start a less vigorous training session and just bounce, hop or skip! You can gradually increase the intensity of the workouts as you—or your coach—sees fit. One of the most stimulating activities that cleanse the lymphatic system is rebounding using a small trampoline. Also make sure to breathe deep regularly during your day, this pumps the lymph from the inside.
- Take hot and cold showers. This stimulates the lymphatic system as the lymph vessels contract when exposed to cold and relax when subjected to heat. The dilation and contraction of the lymph vessels pump fluid, stimulating circulation in the lymphatic system, and flushing toxins out of the body.
- Hydrate. How many times have we heard this advice? Drink lots of water. Water helps flush out the toxins in the lymphatic system. At the minimum, you should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Your body will not release fluid if it is not constantly taking water in. And, no coffee, fruit juice or soft drinks are not water… just drink water.
From our in-clinic services to our lymphatic products, Chelsey Jean Lymphatics will show you how to take care of your lymphatic system in many ways!