Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is very beneficial when used as part of detox programs. When embarking on a detox many people make a number of changes to their lifestyle by changing their diet, leaving out coffee and alcohol and increasing their water intake, introducing regular exercise and in some cases will include colonic irrigation/hydrotherapy as part of their regime.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can greatly enhance the detox program as it has powerful cleansing effects. It promotes optimal functioning of the lymphatic system as a whole facilitating the removal of the metabolic wastes, excess water, toxins and bacteria from the connective tissue. During the transportation process the lymph is cleansed and filtered as it passes through the lymph nodes.
If the pathways become congested and blocked, fluid and toxins can build up, cellular oxygenation and nourishment is reduced as is waste elimination. Cellulite becomes more evident and difficult to shift with detoxing and exercising alone.
MLD is a very gentle specialised therapy designed specifically for the lymphatic system in which the skin is stretched in the direction of lymph flow. While it is an extremely relaxing treatment it is also very powerful by assisting the body’s lymphatic system to cleanse itself from the inside out.
The after effects of the treatment can vary from person to person and can range from a headache, general fatigue and nausea to no side effects at all, this will depend on the existing toxic build up in the body. Any side effects that are experienced usually pass within 24 hours. It is advisable to drink a couple of glasses of water following the treatment and you may need to go to the toilet more frequently as the lymphatic system is stimulated and starts to release some of the excess fluid and toxins it has been retaining.
A course of 6 – 8 treatments should be sufficient during the detox program, the frequency will vary from person to person with a minimum of one treatment per week this may be increased to twice or three times per week in some cases.
Following the course of treatments a person may notice a number of the following improvements:
- increased energy
- reduced cellulite
- reduced fluid retention
- improved shape and tone
- clearer skin
- improved skin tone
- general improvement in well-being
- better quality of sleep
- clearer sinuses
- improvement in intestinal peristalsis which aids digestion