The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year, but it also comes with stress. Over commercialization, gift-giving pressure and family commitments can be time consuming and sometimes overwhelming to some. This time of year can also put a great strain on your health and immune system. One way to promote renewed healing of the body is to detox, or detoxify, our bodies. Our body is naturally and regularly detoxifying, but there are treatments available that can assist with or speed up this natural process.
Your lymphatic system is crucial to keeping your body healthy. It circulates protein-rich lymph fluid throughout your body, collecting bacteria, viruses and waste products. Your lymphatic system carries this fluid and harmful substances through your lymph vessels, which lead to your lymph nodes. The wastes are then filtered out by lymphocytes — infection-fighting cells that live in your lymph nodes — and flushed from your body. When these lymph nodes or lymph vessels are damaged, it can cause lymphedema. At Chambers Clinic, we have different options available to patients looking to detox their lymphatic system and improve their overall health. Those therapies include lymphatic massage, constitutional hydrotherapy and reflexology.
Lymphatic massage can help people experiencing the following symptoms: Fibromyalgia, swelling or edema, fatigue, insomnia, autoimmune issues, digestive issues and migraine episodes. Lymphatic massage uses very light pressure and long, rhythmic strokes on the skin due to the lymphatic system being located just under the surface of the skin. These light strokes on the skin get the lymph fluid moving and direct the toxins into the organs that can properly remove them. Additionally, our massage therapist has other massage techniques that can further assist the body with detox and healing.
Constitutional Hydrotherapy combines alternating hot and cold towels to the front and back of the torso with physiotherapy devices to directly affect various organs or tissue as well as systemically treating pathways of digestion and detoxification. Not only is constitutional hydrotherapy relaxing, but when combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle it can provide the body with nutrients, decrease inflammation, and can have a remarkable impact on chronic diseases.
Our nerve endings extend to our hands and feet. Reflexology treatments are specifically designed to relax and detox our body. When our bodies are sick or stressed, blood is sent to key areas of the body which can divert it away from other areas such as our digestive system. Each area of the hand and foot has a group of nerve endings that correspond to an organ, gland, or musculoskeletal system. By massaging the nerve endings located on our feet and hands it can stimulate blood flow and healing to our organs and can assist in detoxification.
If you are looking to boost your immune system through detoxification, we can jump start your lymphatic system through our lymphatic massage, constitutional hydrotherapy and reflexology. These therapies also go well in conjunction with a health plan from our doctors and with our colon hydrotherapy.
If you would like to schedule, or have questions about any of these treatment options, give us a call. 480-389-326