Besides being relaxing and therapeutic, massage is a great way to detoxify the body, especially if you’ve been a bit lax with your health habits like sound nutrition, exercise and hydration.
How is massage detoxifying? That’s a good question.
Body work like massage is great for stimulating the circulatory and lymphatic systems, both of which are integral systems of detoxification. When massage is applied to the body, toxins that are otherwise being stored in tissues, get forced into spaces where the lymphatic and circulatory systems can take them up and transport them for elimination. The lymphatic system, specifically, is a system that maps the circulatory system and is essential to moving waste from the body. But the lymphatic system, unlike the circulatory system, doesn’t have a pump such as the heart, so it relies on our movement and on things like dry skin brushing and body work to keep things moving. Without outside support, the lymphatic system can become sluggish and the result is accumulated toxins that can show up as, among other things, stiffness, soreness, frequent viruses & infections, swelling, poor sleep, digestive disturbances and mood instabilities.
Receiving regular massage is a fantastic way to achieve balanced health and wellness as it promotes relaxation and the elimination of accumulated toxins.
Hot Stone massage is a practice where the therapist uses massage techniques amplified by and in combination with hot stones. In other words, the therapist both uses the stones for massage, as well as places them strategically on the body. The use of hot stones induces deeper relaxation of mind and body, relieves inflammation, helps with moving energy and increases circulation.
Come receive a Hot Stone Massage to experience relaxation at the same time as riding the body of accumulated toxins.