This is often necessary to clear the toxins from the body, and assist the immune system to keep things in check.
Extra weight also may be cleared if the lymphatic system is working well, and skin appears smoother.
Often this may precede a BodyTalk session, or follow it.
You eat heavy food, walk a little bit and then soak in a bathtub, leave the used water in there, go to sleep, wake up and go out, go for a run, sweat and detox , go back home and sit in the tub again without emptying it, and repeat again the next day-It is a TOXIC TUB.
The body is like this if the lymphatic system is not working properly.
Lymph collects and returns interstitial fluid including plasma protein to the blood and helps maintain fluid balanceDefends body against disease by producing lymphocytes and antibodiesAbsorbs lipids from intestine and transports them to blood.
Part of the body’s Defence mechanism
- Prevents circulation of pathogens
- Stores lymphocytes to fight infection
- Maintains fluid balance
- Supports digestive system by counteracting infection and absorbing fat
- Lymph Vessels Nodes
- Organ-Tonsils, thymus, spleen, bone marrow
- Lymph in its natural state is clear and pure and calm without worry or distress
So it can help with:
Supporting and improving immune systemdetoxifying decreasing painswelling and oedemaclearing out toxins whether emotions, chemicals, medications that you do not want to store in the body!
-body is a factory producing chemicals and giving off waste products
-except that since your not taking anything in you won’t give anything out either-so now toxin inside and outside and cells get sick and die
Movement of fluids is extremely important in the body for health!
The cells need to be drained before supplied with more nutrients!
If it stopped we would die in hours (less than 2)from toxicity-poor lymph can be underlying cellulite to cancer-lymph vessels in almost every cell in body (50 trillion cells)-all blood vessels in body lined up end to end are 60,000 miles and wrap around planet twice -pathogens will build up if these are stagnant and blocked.
This technique is gentle enough for pregnancy (This is not the Vodder method)
Common symptoms of lymph congestion
-pelvic area :could be bloating, reproductive disorders ,fibroids, cysts ,adhesions, painful intercourse, menstruations, endometriosis, bowel issues, bladder issues , constant UTI's
upper thoracic area :could be congestive heart failure, congestive lungs, compromised by asthma, scar tissue in lungs etc…
joint areas :can be congested in lots of nodes, shoulders, hips, elbows knees filtration area so lymph is flowing there so pain in joints and swelling-inflammation is a tool of immune system to kill pathogens.
If fluid is building a lot of pathogens, if too many pathogens immune system is chronically trying to fight it no win battle and heat /swelling- pain can feel like arthritis but may be lymph stagnation. Oedema is swelling and fluid - greatest impact of this technique is on secondary oedema caused by injury surgery.
WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE LIKE?
Gentle, soft movements to encourage the lymph to move in key points around the body. It is not a massage!
The technique can be performed without clothes (draping and towels provided) or fully clothed. It can even be performed energetically! It's all down to your preference and there is no "right way".
Some say they find it more relaxing on skin.
Drink plenty of water before and after session to avoid any muscle aches (drink plenty for at least 72 hours)
Detoxification may lead to higher urine output (this is fine), change in colour/scent or urine, mild headache, transient light headedness/nausea, but drinking plenty will minimise these effects.
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