Benefits of Reflexology & Massage - By Connie, @ Connie's Health.
A dozen great reasons a for a "deep Tissue" or General Swedish Massage TODAY;
The Skin – our biggest organ.
The skin absorbs what it comes in contact with, D- vitamin from the sun, chemicals from the water or soap you use, or any cream or potion your smear on it. It is therefore a good idea to remember; if you don't want to eat it, then don't put it on your skin.
Regular massages is the best help for good functionality in your skin, it helps the absorption, the breathing of the skin, and it enhances the excretion of toxins through your skin.
Change in Movement habits;
Our ancestors was a very active people, up until the age of the industrialization we all worked out once in the fields working that for us - we were hunters and gatherers.
From there on it has gone down towards, steel and stationary works, offices and computers and of course the television, have made us sit on the bum for most of the day. In today’s lifestyle we are estimated to move at the rate of 20 to 30% of that of our hunting and gathering ancestors.
Massage is not a replacement, or even a substitute, for a good aerobic exercise, but it's certainly helped the movement and the flow in the body in a singular way.
Get into your running shoes, or gets onto a massage table on a weekly basis - preferably through both - your body with love you for it.
Your Lymphatic System is totally dependent on movement, your blood is circulated through our pumping heart, while the lymph is totally dependent on your movement or on massage.
The lymph is the fluid that keeps body tissue alive, where the bloodstream are unable to reach, the lymph takes over delivering nutrition to the cells - and removing toxic residues from the cells.
Massage enhances this process, massaging skin and muscle tissue increase the Lymphatic flow taking an increased amount of stagnant toxins from your cells - back into your bloodstream.
Make sure you drink lots of water before and after your weekly massage, being highly hydrated is important to take these toxins through the bloodstream and out through the kidneys.
Nutrition to Cells, Toxins out of the cells.
Your cells need nutrition, and your blood flow does not reach all your trillions of cells in the body, we therefore have the Lymphatic System to servicing the sales or your body tissue. Delivering penetrations to the cells, and returning with toxic “leftovers” from the cell process.
This lymphatic process can only be maintained through physical movement, but to a great extent, be aided through regular massages.
And, of course, by keeping the body well hydrated.
Relaxation / Stress
Beta, Alpha, Theta Delta.
The healing of touch.
Human energy Healing.
Dermatology, movement and flow are the key.
We are just a river, we need the flow.
Are our clothes strangling us?
Is the TV coach making us ageing?
Acid versus Alkaline.
Stretched and tight ligaments.
What is the Lymphatic System?
The lymphatic system is one of the main elimination channels in the body. The others are the skin, lungs, kidneys and bowels. It is a major factor in the absorption of nutrients from digestion into the tissues and it is also how the body removes its metabolic wastes. The lymphatic system clears toxins, unwanted proteins, and waste which cannot be removed by any other means.
The lymphatic system maintains the connective tissues to an optimal levels, carries toxins out of the body’s interstitial spaces, helps to transport lymphocytes and hormones throughout the body, filters harmful substances and bacterial infection, maintains the balance of fluids in the body’s tissues, and it recovers substances that have escaped into the body.
What is Lymphatic Massage?
Because the lymphatic system has no pump, its functions are dependent upon muscle contractions, diaphragmatic breathing, and body movement. It is common to develop a sluggish lymphatic flow. Some causes of this include inactivity, consuming the wrong foods and drinks, and not drinking enough water.
Lymphatic massage is a massage technique that is designed to stimulate the lymph’s circulation in order to speed up the removal of waste from the body. It is helpful for the nervous system as it reduces sympathetic nervous activity, allows Para-sympathetic activity, stimulates the defences of the immune system, and increases the flow and volume of the lymph fluid. The technique involves the use of gentle, rhythmic strokes and pumping movements towards the direction of the lymph nodes on the body.
Lymphatic massage is helpful for scars, stress, cellulite, stretch marks, detoxification, chronic fatigue, weight problems, arthritis, neurological disorders, pregnancy, pain, and overall wellbeing.
Deep Lymphatic Massage
Many degenerative problems are related to imbalances or poor functioning within the lymphatic system. If these imbalances are not corrected, the lymphatic system is unable to properly remove waste and toxic materials. The toxic matter then builds up in the body’s tissues, eventually leading to what we call disease.
Deep lymphatic massage is used to clear all of the lymphatic vessels through the body – the superficial, mid, and deep vessels – which have become congested through trauma. Any time the body sustains damage, an area of congestion develops and, over time, this congestion solidifies and may hold fluid around the area, thus leading to an increase in body size and blocking the flow of some fluids.
Many conditions respond well to deep lymphatic massage, although it is especially good for people that are wishing to prevent problems in the future. It should not be used by people that are pregnant, have epilepsy, or have appendicitis.
What to Expect During a Lymphatic Massage Session
Lymphatic massage treatments generally last anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. It is performed on a table, and the client undresses to an extent that they are comfortable with. Sheets and blankets are used to protect modesty. The strokes used in the massage are light and rhythmic, and the massage should not be painful. Massage oil is generally used. Once the massage is over, the practitioner will leave the room to allow the client to redress. The practitioner will also give you some tips on exercises that will continue to assist in lymphatic drainage.
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