Lifestyle factors and the exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins in your food and environment can contribute to your lymphatic system becoming overloaded. This can cause congestion in your body and every form of ‘itis’ and many forms of inflammation . A sluggish lymphatic system is a contributing factor in cellulite and oedema particularly swelling in the hands, legs and feet.
January is a time for renewed intentions to take steps to support your health and wellbeing. Many of you are undertaking detox programs incorporating changes to diet and exercise into your daily regime.
Together with making these lifestyle changes, using essential oils and Aromatherapy massage can support your lymphatic system to effectively eliminate toxins and treat many conditions associated with toxic overload restoring your wellbeing.
In a detoxifying Aromatherapy massage we can use essential oils that stimulate your white blood cells to clean up microbes and toxins. These can be blood purifiers or detoxifiers. They help your body eliminate excess waste and improve the function of your lymphatic system. Essential oils of carrot seed, cypress, grapefruit, fennel seed, geranium, juniper berry, lemon, mandarin and rosemary can be used for this purpose.
We can also use essential oils that stimulate circulation which also stimulates the flow of lymph. Essential oils such as black pepper, cinnamon bark or leaf, clove bud, cardamom, ginger, lemongrass and rosemary can be used in a lymphatic massage blend to stimulate the circulation.
We could also choose essential oils which have diuretic properties stimulating your kidneys to accelerate the detoxification process. Essential oils such as grapefruit, fennel seed, juniper berry, lemon, mandarin, and sweet orange can be used.
Some essential oils stimulate lymph and tissue fluid circulation, including grapefruit, lime, sweet orange, mandarin, peppermint and rosemary.
Aromatherapy massage is a perfect vehicle to compliment the application of the lymphatic stimulating essential oils. The major technique used in aromatherapy massage is lymphatic drainage massage (over 75%). This gentle rhythmical massage manually stimulates the lymph flow, boosts your immunity, decreases your pain and balances your central nervous system.
Book your detoxifying aromatherapy massage in January and receive 20% discount.
For more information about essential oils and massage see Living Well Essentials here.
Yours in living well