Need to Detox? Massage can help!
Elements Massage in North Seattle / Crown Hill Dec 28, 2012
Need to Detox? Massage Can Help
Not feeling your best and not sure why? It might be time to detox.
You don’t have to go on a detox diet or drink special smoothies to detox. Start with a massage at Elements’ Seattle Massage studio 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 at Elements can help set things right again.
How does massage help the body detox, exactly?
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 cells, toxins are literally “squeezed” out from in between the muscle fibers and cells. They’re released into the circulatory system for easier elimination.
The lymph system is key.
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. Especially here in Seattle and the Northwest where the weather isn’t as conducive to exercising outdoors, it’s important to take care of your body in other ways, like treatments at Elements Massage. If you haven’t been as good as you should about your exercise, diet, and “me time” routine (it happens to the best of us!), it can affect how you feel, causing aches, pains and swelling (lymph edema). Lymphatic system toxins can also cause deterioration in organs and glands like the thymus that are vital players in your immune system.
It’s easy to see why detoxification is important to avoid 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.
At Elements Therapeutic Massage in North Seattle, we’ll work with you to create a plan for regular, ongoing massage therapy sessions that can keep you healthy while working with your schedule, lifestyle, health concerns and priorities. Call or come in today and let’s talk about how you can get more massage and well-being in your life. Find us at www.elementsmassage.com/northseattle.
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