The long rhythmic strokes of Swedish massage, along with the kneading and friction helps detox your body by accelerating blood and lymph circulation.
It also has a deep relaxing effect, that allows the body’s 12 systems, to work together. One of the 12 systems is your digestive system. Your digestive system plays a key role in digestion, absorption and elimination.
Massage therapy can help with eliminating undigested food stored in the large intestine. This plays a major role in maintaining good health as undigested food and waste can cause skin disorders, fatigue, constipation and bad breath.
It can also leave feeling tired and sluggish.
It is also very important to drink water after a massage as it has been known to reduce soreness as well as assists in moving waste products out.
Detoxing isn’t all about juicing and clean eating – booking a massage is a more indulgent way to boost your cleanse.
Most of us feel sluggish, tired and bloated during the winter and especially after the festive season – no wonder so many of us embark on a cleansing regime in the New Year. Your body actually does a good job of detoxifying itself naturally – your liver, kidneys, bowels and skin all play important roles in getting rid of toxins.
Your lymphatic system is also key – this is a network of thin vessels and nodes that run through your whole body, carrying a clear fluid called lymph, which collects waste products, bacteria and damaged cells, to be filtered out by the lymph glands.
But while your body’s working away all the time to detox you, at times an extra bit of support can help make the process more efficient. Eating light, healthy meals, staying active, sleeping well and avoiding alcohol is a good place to start, but you can also add a regular massage to the list.
Benefits of a regular Massage for detoxification:
Accelerate blood and lymph circulation.
Speeding up the disposal of toxins out of your body.
Massage relaxes you deeply, so you sleep better, which helps your body regenerate itself.
Lilley is a caring and compassionate massage therapist who has had over 15 years experience in this field. Lilley specialises in relaxation and therapeutic massage as well as sports and remedial massage in the treatment of various musculoskeletal pathologies.