by Maggie Mathisen
Have you asked yourself “What can I do to get healthier and stay healthy”? There are things we can do which will help us accomplish this goal. Here are a few ideas…
There are so many toxins today in our air, food and prescription drugs. One way to detox from these poisons is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage. It’s extremely gentle and relaxing. One client told me, “it feels like nothing is happening but kicks major butt the next day”.
How do toxins get held in our bodies? They become trapped in tight muscles. A characteristic of tight muscles is a reduced blood flow through the area of tightness. This compromises lymph flow and results in toxins not being able to be flushed out through the normal flow of lymph and gets stuck in our bodies.
There are two major benefits of Lymphatic Drainage. One is the release and flushing of toxins. The second is a relaxation of the tightened muscles. A loop gets established where the tight muscles inhibit lymph flow, then the stuck lymph promotes tightness in those muscles. And then the loop flows in reverse, resulting in a buildup. As the lymph is flushed, the muscles have increased blood flow and relax. And it’s not just muscles but organs as well.
So how do toxins get stuck in our organs? The lymph system is comprised of glands (which I think we have all experienced when our glands are swollen) and channels which connect the glands. When we have an influx of poisons into our bodies (such as through drugs/surgery) sometimes the load becomes so large it backs up our lymph channels and often the glands and acts much like a traffic jam. Then the lymph flow is compromised. And just as with our tight muscles, when the flow is compromised, we get into the loop of more toxins getting stuck. Then our health can spiral downward.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage becomes a powerful cleansing tool. Toxins are released and flushed from our muscles and organs, as well as from our entire body. A person who has never had Lymphatic Drainage before (on average) circulates 1 or 2 quarts of lymph fluid per day. After a Lymphatic Drainage massage, the person circulates 8 to 10 quarts of lymph fluid per day. Very powerful! This statistic was given to me by Dr. Bruno Chikly who taught me Lymphatic Drainage Massage. He was the first person to chart the lymph system through an autopsy. After he established how and where the lymph system runs, he then discovered that the lymph system has its own rhythm. If a lymphatic drainage specialist follows the channels and works with the rhythm of the lymph, he/she is able to achieve this extraordinary result of 8 to 10 quarts of flow through the body. Dr. Chikly’s Lymphatic Drainage Massage process is nothing short of amazing.
Sometimes the lymph flow is restricted by energetic blockages. The lymph rhythm will suddenly stop when an energetic blockage is encountered. These are also released through my Lymphatic Drainage Massages. The person who experiences this work must drink double their normal water intake for at least 2 to 3 days afterward to make sure the toxins get flushed from their body and don’t resettle. As with most detox processes, a common side effect is a headache. This is the body’s call for more water to release the toxins which are circulating.
Another way to promote health is to adopt, as much as possible, a whole food, plant-based diet minimizing added salt and fat. An excellent source of information on this type of diet are Dr. Michael Gregor’s two books, How Not To Die, and How Not To Diet. All of his writing is based on scientific studies.
Blessings to all.
If you would like to learn more about what this type of Lymphatic Drainage Massage can do, for you call Maggie Mathisen at Healing Across Dimensions. 505-898-7853, www.HealingAcrossDimensions.com.