Whole Body Detox for
Health & Healing
Whole Body Detoxification
If you are feeling sluggish and need a detox, getting Electro-Lymphatic Therapy (ELT) or Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) are powerful ways to purge toxins from your body and set your body on a pathway to health and healing.
Lymphatic Drainage flushes waste from the body’s tissues that have become stagnated.
It’s not a bunch of hype.
The Lymphatic System is critical to having a healthy body.
While the lymphatic system historically has received far less attention than its cousin the circulatory system, the medical community is beginning to take note of its significance in people’s overall health and well-being. (See this article for more information.)
Our Lymphatic System is the major highway that transports waste away from our cells and helps bring them to our liver and kidneys (by returning them to the blood) for filtering out of the body.
Benefits of Lymphatic Detox
Lymphatic Detoxification helps with most of the body’s functions, it’s not just to reduce water retention that causes puffiness and swelling in our bodies.
By moving lymphatic fluid and reducing congested lymph, not only do you feel less swollen because of reduced fluid retention, but it has a cleansing effect. By purging metabolic waste from your body leaving you feeling rejuvenated.
The detoxifying effect of lymphatic drainage helps to reduce symptoms of chronic fatigue, and feelings of heaviness. By stimulating lymph system circulation lymphatic fluid is purged from the body reducing swollen lymph nodes. Lymphatic drainage also stimulates the immune system which helps you fight infection and it helps deliver nutrients to the body’s tissues.
Part of the lymphatic drainage massage is done on the face and the strokes feel very much like a facial massage. This leads to a brighter skin tone and overall facial rejuvenation. Lymph drainage of the head and neck also helps alleviate sinus congestion by stimulating the movement of pockets of lymph that have stagnated.
Lymphatic Drainage is Relaxing
Additionally, the gentle, slow, rhythmic, pumping movements of manual lymph drainage are hypnotic and will relax you even more than a standard massage. Most people experience a state of deep relaxation as lymph blockages are cleared and lymph fluid begins to drain. The light touch used to move fluid through the lymphatic vessels combined with the faint sensation of lymph draining under the skin often lulls people into sleep.
Best Ways to Detox Lymphatic System
Get Up and Move
Most of us have sedentary lives, meaning we sit around a great deal – at work at our desks and at home on the couch or in bed. This lack of movement means that lymph isn’t being moved.
The lymphatic system does not have a big pump like our blood circulatory system. For lymph to make it into the lymphatic system from the area around the cells, we must move.
Drink Plenty of Water
Despite our best efforts, most of us do not get enough water each day. Being even slightly dehydrated has a huge impact on your lymphatic system.
Imagine for a second that you have a straw and a bowl full of jello. You want to try to suck the jello through the straw. Difficult, right?
Now imagine the bowl is full of water that you want to get through the straw. Piece of cake!
When we don’t get enough water, our lymph changes its consistency from watery to more jello-like which means it is harder to move.
The “Magic” of Electro-Lymphatic Therapy
To make matters worse, much like trying to pour water down a drain that is already clogged, drinking more water doesn’t mean your lymph just starts moving again.
This is where the “magic” of Electro-Lymphatic Therapy comes into play. Unlike Manual Lymphatic Drainage which just tries to push jello-like lymph around, Electro-Lymphatic Therapy changes that jello-like lymph to a more water-like consistency. This process is called “decongestion.”